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The State Of The Canes

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer,

Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. was asked to give a “state-of-the-Canes” talk at a Monday luncheon at the RBC Center.

“I’ll tell you about the state of the Canes come next April,” Karmanos said, smiling.

But Karmanos appeared optimistic about his team’s chances this season, adding the Hurricanes had a legitimate shot at making another strong Stanley Cup run “if everything comes together.”

In an interview after the Raleigh Sports Council luncheon, Karmanos talked about the makeup and potential of the team, about the market, about the need to continue to build the Canes’ season-ticket base. He also said an announcement on new team investors likely would be made before the Oct. 7 season opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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DocF's avatar

This is a well run team with sound ownership.  They need a bit of a break on injuries this year, but can contend for the playoffs.  The big weakness is still a porous blue line.  There is little offensive upside in the back, but perhaps Kaberle will be an upgrade.  Upon reflection, he has to be an upgrade over Corvo.

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Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 09/27/11 at 02:30 PM ET

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