After a run of Coffee Shop polls and discussions primarily looking forward to the 2017-18 season, today’s edition goes a different direction and takes a trip down memory lane and back to where it all began.
In addition to franchise cornerstones Ron Francis and Rod Brind’Amour who date back very close to the genesis of Hurricanes hockey, the time period also features many of great names in Hurricanes history including names like Nelson Emerson, Arturs Irbe, Sami Kapanen, Bates Battaglia, Jeff O’Neill and more.
Paired with today’s Daily Cup of Joe article which has the first five entries in a ‘Top 20 days in Carolina Hurricanes’ history’ theme to commemorate the team’s 20th anniversary, today’s polls and discussion also looks back at the early days of NHL hockey in North Carolina.
Carolina Hurricanes polls
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1) For those who were fans during the first four years of Hurricanes hockey, what are your greatest memories? For those who are newer to Hurricanes hockey, which stories stand out most to you when you learn/hear about Hurricanes’ history?
2) Who are your favorite players from the 1997-98 to 2000-01 era in Hurricanes history and why?
3) If you were to get one retro player jersey NOT from Francis, Brind’Amour and Wesley, who would it be?