5 Things the Carolina Hurricanes Should be Thankful For

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Things are Getting Better

Nov 18, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Carolina Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin (31) and goalie Cam Ward (30) and center Elias Lindholm (16) and center Eric Staal (12) celebrate the win over the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Hurricanes defeated the Stars 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The month of October was historically bad for the Carolina Hurricanes, but things have gotten so much better since then.

Key players on the Canes have started to step up and take responsibility and play to Bill Peters’ system more consistently, which has led to a lot more success on the ice.

Offensive leadership from Eric Staal has been provided. Staal has really started to take things over on the offensive end. He has tallied 5 points in his last 3 games and has 13 points in 15 games overall.

The attitude seems relatively positive in the Hurricanes locker room, and it needs to be. This team is young, and they need to learn a lot of things before they can be a great team, but I think they are on their way.

This team has grown a lot through the first two months. They went from a team that could not buy a win to a team that has looked unbeatable at their best in the month of November.

If this upward trend continues for the Carolina Hurricanes, the future will be very bright, and things can look really good for the team as soon as this season.

It’s also way too early to give up on this season. This team is a win-streak away from being right in thick of things in the Metropolitan Division and the Eastern Conference playoff race.

If the the Hurricanes can get around .500 by the time Jordan Staal returns, I think that puts the Hurricanes in a very good spot going into the final stretch of the season.