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by Paul on 04/20/06 at 07:23 PM ET
“We have a team that has a chance of going deep into the playoffs, and if we can go deep into the playoffs, for the first time since (Peter) Karmanos has owned the team, we can break even or turn a little profit,” said Hurricanes General Manager Jim Rutherford. Since coming to North Carolina in 1997, the Hurricanes have lost millions every year. The worst loss was a $20 million setback. Fans snapping up playoff tickets said they understand the value of profit and Hurricanes on the same line. “When they make a profit, I think that further justifies their decision to relocate to Raleigh and shows that this area can support a pro team,” said fan Mark Molinaro. Turning a profit also checks the talk of the Hurricanes blowing out of town. “The people that talked about us not staying here were misinformed,” said Rutherford. “Yyou always have those naysayers out there regardless of what you do or how well you're doing it, they're going to pick on certain things.”
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