Carolina Hurricanes: Ranking every season in the history of the franchise

RALEIGH, NC - JUNE 19: Rod Brind'Amour #17 of the Carolina Hurricanes kisses the Stanley Cup after defeating the Edmonton Oilers in game seven of the 2006 NHL Stanley Cup Finals on June 19, 2006 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes defeated the Oilers 3-1 to win the Stanley Cup finals 4 games to 3. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - JUNE 19: Rod Brind'Amour #17 of the Carolina Hurricanes kisses the Stanley Cup after defeating the Edmonton Oilers in game seven of the 2006 NHL Stanley Cup Finals on June 19, 2006 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes defeated the Oilers 3-1 to win the Stanley Cup finals 4 games to 3. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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RALEIGH, NC – JANUARY 05: Anton Khudobin #31 of the Carolina Hurricanes makes a save and tosses the puck to NHL linesman Bryan Pancich #94 during their NHL game against the Nashville Predators at PNC Arena on January 5, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC – JANUARY 05: Anton Khudobin #31 of the Carolina Hurricanes makes a save and tosses the puck to NHL linesman Bryan Pancich #94 during their NHL game against the Nashville Predators at PNC Arena on January 5, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) /

11. 2013-14

Possibly known as the “one that got away” between the pipes for the Canes, goalie Anton Khudobin actually got more starts than Cam Ward or Justin Peters during the 2013-14 campaign. Khudobin finished with a .926 save percentage with 19 wins.

As a whole, the Canes posted a record of 36-35-11. There was some real potential with this Carolina squad with some solid goaltending backed by a good group of talented offensive players. Something just did not connect.

Part of the reason for that was the realization that Kirk Muller was not the answer as head coach. This was the last full season that Muller had with the Canes until Bill Peters would take over the following season.

Eric Staal and Jeff Skinner led the team in points. Yet, neither had some of their best seasons and it would be one of the last seasons with Staal as captain. The Alexander Semin experiment did not work out very well either.