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 – FEBRUARY 24: Jeff Skinner #53 and Alexander Semin #28 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrate a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during an NHL game on February 24, 2015 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC – FEBRUARY 24: Jeff Skinner #53 and Alexander Semin #28 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrate a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during an NHL game on February 24, 2015 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) /

16. 2014-15

This was the third worst finish, in terms of wins and points, in franchise history. However, the 2014-15 campaign did signify the start of a new era in Raleigh with head coach Bill Peters officially taking over for Kirk Muller.

Carolina finished with a record of 30-41-11, but some things finally starting trending in the right direction. Jeff Skinner continued his emergence as well as Justin Faulk. Some younger talents like Victor Rask and Elias Lindholm also started to breakout.

Even though this was a season that did not have much hope at all for Carolina or their fans, the future started to look brighter in the year’s ahead. A lot of the things that happened during this season impacted a now competitive Canes squad in 2017-18.

If things do turnaround in Raleigh this year, fans can look back at the 2014-15 season that was the start of it all. Many teams have to go through a period of extreme struggle before coming about as a legitimate contender in the NHL.