September Previews: Carolina Hurricanes


I think this shirt would look better if it were blue with yellow lettering....

So we are in day five now of our look at all thirty teams in the NHL, Anaheim, Boston, Buffalo, and Calgary have all had their day in the sun.  Today we take a look at the dreaded Carolina Hurricanes.

I find it hard to take a hockey team seriously when their logo looks like a hockey puck being flushed down a toilet, but hey, what are you going to do.  Every night before I go to bed, I kneel down and pray for the return of the Hartford Whalers.  For some reason this is the hockey team that I hate the most – well at least outside of the Northeast Division.

Breakfast?  Breakfasts come and go, now Hartford?  The Whale, they only beat Vancouver once or twice in a lifetime.

Last season the Carolina Hurricanes and Buffalo Sabres met four times, and the Sabres ended up with the stronger record, going 2-1-1.  This year, the teams meet again for the obligatory four meetings.  While the picture to the left was one hockey fans illegitimate attempt at making sure her hockey team was going to be superior, she was a trooper and held up her end of the bargain.  This year, the kid gloves are off when it comes to the bet.  When If the Buffalo Sabres have the better head to head record at the end of the year, Kristina has to dress like a stereotypical NASCAR fan, and entertain the inside of a dining establishment in the downtown Raleigh area.  If by chance the ‘Canes are able to end the year with more head to head wins than the Sabres, I have to wear the same shirt depicted in the picture.  Needless to say I am probably close to a foot taller than Kristina, and have an extra 80+ pounds on her.  I will complete the outfit by donning a skirt to match. Needless to say I have a lot of faith in my hockey team – and I highly doubt the world will have to be punished with that site.

The Buffalo Sabres open the North American part of their schedule against the Hurricanes, as Friday October 14th the ‘Canes come to town.  November 18th is the Sabres first visit to the RBC Center to finish off the 2011 portion of the schedule.  The Sabres visit Raleigh once again in January on the 6th, and then the season series closes out on March 7th.  If Carolina finishes in ninth or worse again this year; it will be the last time the Hurricanes (more aptly…tropical depressions) could interfere with the Buffalo Sabres chances at hoisting a Stanley Cup.

Check out a multi-personality look at the Cane’s season preview for the ‘Canes here.  Tune in tomorrow for the Chicago Blackhawks preview.

 

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