Yes, Mr. Maurice...that is about how much time you have left in sunny NC. (Photo: Getty Images via NBC Sports)

Hurricanes Need A Hero


I’m not ashamed to say I love the Carolina Hurricanes and place them on a ridiculously tall, golden pedestal. They are like a team of my own personal superheroes. SuperRuu. Skinner-Man, Staalerine (that was a stretch for Wolverine). Iron “Tim” Man. You get the idea.

Alas, it appears my superheroes have kryptonite stuffed down their breezers. To make matters worse, the powerless crew is being managed by The Joker. Canes are 6-10-3 and boast statistics that make you cringe. Jason Brough from ProHockeyTalk sums it up well for us, “The Hurricanes’ minus-17 goal differential is the second worse in the NHL, better than only Columbus (minus-25). Carolina’s power play is terrible (12.3%, 26th in the NHL) and goalless in its last four games. The penalty kill looks good in comparison, but it’s still pretty bad (81.9%, 18th).”

Just a couple days ago I was saying how awful it must be for Columbus fans right now, I mean the team is a joke right now. Then I realized the joke is on me. Canes have the third lowest points in the league! The Islanders and Blue Jackets are the only teams performing worse than Carolina right now. How did this happen? More importantly, why is it still happening!?

It is clear the team is frustrated. The fans are frustrated. Change must be on the horizon. Someone snag Bonnie Tyler, we need a hero stat…


Tags: Carolina Hurricanes Columbus Blue Jackets Eric Staal Jeff Skinner New York Islanders Paul Maurice Tim Gleason Tuomo Ruutu