Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/29/06 at 11:45 AM ET
Ron Francis saved hockey in Raleigh. If he doesn't sign that free agent deal back in 1998, I don't know if the Carolina Hurricanes aren't still waiting for that first sellout, standing-room-only crowd. If he doesn't walk in the door and put that captain's 'C' on his sweater, I'm not sure the franchise isn't known as the Kansas City Tornados right now.continued from the News & Observer,
"I had heard it was a beautiful place to live and a great place to raise a family," Francis said. "I'm glad to say I found both statements to be true. What I didn't know was the passion fans in this area bring to their sports. ... To see people waiting at the airport when we arrived home from the games in the wee hours of the morning. To live among the people of Raleigh as they showed their passion for the team with flags and banners and signs of encouragement. To see Duke, Carolina and State fans actually rooting for the same team!"read on
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