The Hurricanes have an annual tradition of hitting the road for up to 2 weeks shortly after the NHL season begins because of the North Carolina State Fair. For those from out of town, the parking for the PNC Arena where the Hurricanes play, the state fairgrounds and also Carter-Finley Stadium where North Carolina State plays football all share the same parking. Awhile back the Hurricanes thought it would be cool to play a home game during state fair figuring it would make for great walk up ticket sales. It was an utter disaster. Fans could not get to the game or find enough parking because of the fair and were late to the game. The team basically vowed never to do that again and have not played a home game during the 10-day North Carolina State Fair since. In typical seasons, the Hurricanes quickly squeeze in 1-2 home games on opening weekend before departing, but with the World Cup of Hockey backing the NHL start up 1 week this season, the Canes immediately hit the road for 6 games before returning to Raleigh to play their first home game on October 28.
But I digress…
The subject of this weekly post is to share great reads on the Carolina Hurricanes from around the internet. After a busy week personally and in preparing for the season opening on Thursday, this week’s Canes Chronicle is a little bit lighter but should be back up to regular speed next week.
As you see great Hurricanes hockey articles during the week, please point them in our direction either on Twitter or with a quick email.
Carolina Hurricanes youth movement
The season opener