Canes lost in Final Four shuffle
Posted April 3, 2009
The Carolina Hurricanes have won 14 of their last 19 games, earned points in 16 of those games, and are currently on a 10-game winning streak at home. They have gone from the outside looking into the playoffs to fifth in the standings.
And has anyone even noticed?
Unfortunately for the Canes, they sit right smack dab in the middle of Tobacco Road and UNC’s bid for a national championship.
The much maligned move to bring Paul Maurice back to the Canes’ bench has paid off, as the club is playing its best hockey of the last three seasons.
Rod Brind’Amour is back to his relentless self, Chad LaRose is providing a non-stop energy that makes him a fan favorite, and Eric Staal and Ray Whitney are doing what they do best - making things happen.
On Monday night a new champion will be crowned in college basketball, and hopefully, arguably the hottest team in hockey will start to get the attention it deserves as they themselves push towards the postseason.