Carolina Hurricanes: Ranking the Top 5 Storm Surges

RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 13: Carolina Hurricanes celebrate a win by jumping into each other during the 3rd period of the Carolina Hurricanes game versus the Nashville Predators on January 13th, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. (Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 13: Carolina Hurricanes celebrate a win by jumping into each other during the 3rd period of the Carolina Hurricanes game versus the Nashville Predators on January 13th, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. (Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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2) Warren Foegele’s Walk-Off

This one was cool. The Carolina Hurricanes, armed with newly-acquired Nino Niederreiter, took the fight to Edmonton as the struggling Oilers came to play at PNC Arena. The Canes ended the night on top with a dominant showing by a team desperate to continue their slow march towards playoff relevance.

This celebration, seeing Warren Foegele blast an imaginary pitch out of the park for a walk-off re-enactment, does not just display the kind of fun these players are having, but sends a message to the sport. Baseball is synonymous with a culture that’s anti-fun, and no act is more discouraged than the wretched and juvenile bat-flip. These players are taking the opportunity to remind the most grizzled and stubborn sports pundits that this is, after all, just a game.