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 04: Riley Nash #20 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates with teammates following a goal during their game against the Winnipeg Jets at PNC Arena on February 4, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Jets defeated the Hurricanes 2-1. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC – FEBRUARY 04: Riley Nash #20 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates with teammates following a goal during their game against the Winnipeg Jets at PNC Arena on February 4, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Jets defeated the Hurricanes 2-1. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

14. 2012-13

This was the second time that a lockout occurred during the time that the Carolina Hurricanes have been a franchise in the NHL. Yet, this time around, the lockout ended with half a season left to be played.

This should have been a big chance for the Canes to make some noise in the Eastern Conference. Entering a short season with what seemed like an up and coming head coach, the Canes were a dark horse pick for the NHL Playoffs.

It continued to be the same old story for the Canes as they did not win more games than they lost, finishing with a 19-25-4 record. The overtime losses did get minimized after quite a few years of difficulty in that phase of the game.

The 2012-13 campaign hit the midpoint of Carolina’s playoff drought and fans really started to get impatient around this time. Rumors surrounding the possibly trading of captain Eric Staal started to surface as well.