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Time For The Canes To Be A Player

from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer,

The big names are coming fast and furious now: Rick Nash, Bobby Ryan, maybe even Jordan Staal.

For years, the Carolina Hurricanes sat in the corner and watched as NHL stars changed addresses, never willing to sit at the high-limit table. They’re sitting there now with a stack of chips, ready to make a play. They’re in the game, and they’re as much a player as anyone.

This sudden relevance on the national scene as the Hurricanes pursue an elite forward to play with Eric Staal has put a refreshing spin on the summer, which is already more exciting than the Hurricanes’ usual laissez-faire, first-do-no-harm crawl toward the new season and may reach a tipping point Friday night.


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Hootinani's avatar

When did the Hurricanes become relevant?

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 06/21/12 at 07:56 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

“Relevance” in that they’ve got $24.5 MM in room under the cap with 19 players signed for next year, numbers that are very similar to those of Detroit.  Hockey-wise they’ve obviously got quite a ways to go.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 06/21/12 at 11:37 PM ET

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