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Luke DeCock

Hurricanes likely to be quiet at NHL trade deadline, and that’s fine

The Carolina Hurricanes haven’t proven themselves competitive enough to be worth overpaying for a rental player by Monday’s NHL trade deadline – if there’s even one out there that’s a fit and worth the price – and don’t have any expiring contracts that figure to be worth much to actual contenders. No move is likely to be the right move for the Hurricanes.

Luke DeCock

In the Sandhills, an unlikely Winter Olympian looks back

Bill Reichart, now 82 and living in Pinehurst, captained the 1964 U.S. Olympic hockey team in Innsbruck, Austria. “It was just an honor to be on the team, to be the captain of the team,” Reichart said. “I never thought I would be there, but there I was. That was quite an experience.”

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The Whistleblowers podcast, episode 12

In Episode 12 of the Whistleblowers, the N&O’s officiating podcast with columnist Luke DeCock and Hall of Fame basketball official John Clougherty, we correct past errors and John wanders down memory lane with his favorite Final Four memories before giving a scouting report on some of the new faces in the ACC.

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