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Jeff Gravley

Four Canes, four medals

Posted March 1, 2010

Born in America, you have to pull for your home country. But I kept an eye on the Hurricanes playing in the Olympics and hoped they all would succeed.

They did.

All four players bring home a medal.  Eric Staal with a gold, Tim Gleason a silver and Tuomo Ruutu and Joni Pitkanen win bronze.

That's another monumental feat for a Hurricanes franchise that was once accused of playing in Mayberry. Hockey in the south, right.  It'll never fly.

I remember in the late 90's when there was discussion that the NHL could be moving to Raleigh. What?! In the heart of ACC basketball country. It'll never work!

I even said that hockey would never lead my sportscast over basketball.

I was wrong on that one.

There are times hockey is the top story and the reason is the success that the Hurricanes have had since moving from Hartford in 1997.

Winning a Stanley Cup and playing for another is how hockey carved a spot in this basketball & barbecue area.

Duke vs. Carolina this Saturday is still the bread and butter in our sports market but the Hurricanes and their four Olympic medalists have added some gravy to our southern sports cuisine.

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  • edits Mar 2, 2010

    I am hoping to see some recognition and the medals at a pre-game ceremony Thursday night against Ottawa. GO CANES!

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