Uninterrupted Playoff Race
Now for the real stuff. Can we be honest with ourselves, the thing that sucks the most about this global crisis is the fact that the Carolina Hurricanes had finally found their identity again. They were on a three-game winning streak. They stole the first wildcard spot and were in the hunt for third in the metro.
Then the world came to a screeching halt and hockey just… stopped.
I don’t know about yall, but the biggest reason this Coronavirus halt to sports hurt is because, for the first time since the David Ayres game, I felt a reason to believe in the Carolina Hurricanes again.
2021 will give us back the one thing we didn’t even realize we valued until this year, an uninterrupted playoff race. That’s right, a complete race to the end. If that end is 82 games or less, we will find out. But regardless of the number of games played to complete the season, it will be a complete season and everyone who comes out the other end in a playoff spot will have earned it.
Perhaps the Carolina Hurricanes will be able to do so without having their all-star players riddled with injuries. Perhaps when the race comes around next season, the Carolina Hurricanes will be in a spot to defend a lead in the rankings instead of trying to make one shrink.
We will have to wait until 2021 to find out.