The Carolina Hurricanes are based in Raleigh, North Carolina and are members of the Southeast Division and Eastern Conference in the NHL. The Hurricanes were first founded in 1971 as the New England Whalers, and in 1979 joined the NHL as the Hartford Whalers. Don’t miss any of the 2013 NHL season with the Carolina Hurricanes by getting your tickets from your guy at Gold Coast Tickets today!
The team then relocated in 1997 to North Carolina, becoming the Carolina Hurricanes. During the 2005-06 NHL season, the Carolina won its first Stanley Cup, beating the Edmonton Oilers in a seventh game. Some of the best players to ever play for Carolina include Rod Brind'Amour, Glen Wesley, and Ron Francis, all of them having their numbers retired by the franchise. The Hurricanes have played their home games at PNC Arena since 1999 and has a capacity of just over 18,000 for hockey games. Some of Carolina’s biggest rivals include the Florida Panthers and the New Jersey Devils.
The Carolina Hurricanes will enter the 2013 NHL season looking to improve from last season where they finished fifth in the Southeast Division and failed to qualify for the playoffs. It was in 2008-09 when the ‘Canes made their last postseason appearance and have worked to build a formidable team since. Last season, captain Eric Staal led the team in goals (24), assists (46), and points (70). During the offseason, Staal’s younger brother Jordan joined the ‘Canes offense in what could be one of the best trades so far. Having the Staal brothers on the same team has made the ‘Canes one of the most anticipated teams entering into the 2012-13 NHL season. Carolina’s roster has youth, experience and talent, making them a serious contender in the upcoming season. They also have top defenseman prospect Ryan Murphy, who will undoubtedly become a future star with the franchise. Gold Coast Tickets has the best deals with no service fees on Carolina Hurricane hockey tickets!
For more information on the Carolina Hurricanes or their 2013 NHL season, visit their website at:http://hurricanes.nhl.com