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 – APRIL 07: Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates for position on the ice during an NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens at PNC Arena on April 7, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC – APRIL 07: Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates for position on the ice during an NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens at PNC Arena on April 7, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) /

12. 2015-16

The start of the modern era for the Canes really kicked off in 2015-16. The turnaround under Bill Peters was evident as Carolina was somewhat competitive in the newly formed Metropolitan Division.

Carolina finished with a 35-31-16 record as the overtime and shootout struggles continued. Jeff Skinner, Victor Rask, and Elias Lindholm took over for this team as they were three of the four leaders in points.

Cam Ward and Eddie Lack started to split time as well, but neither was very successful. Both Ward and Lack only combined for three shutouts and a save percentage well under .910. Fans started to notice the real lack of solid goaltending in Raleigh.

Peters started to gradually improve the Canes record at this time, though. Hopefully, the Canes continue to see that turnaround and improvement into the 2017-18 season with even higher expectations.