The Carolina Hurricanes are preparing to head into the bubble
Essentials are important on this trip to the Toronto bubble. Here are 10 things Carolina Hurricanes’ players should bring to the bubble.
Life will be very different for the Carolina Hurricanes’ inside of the Toronto Playoff bubble. Each member of the organization will be confined to the bubble, in individual rooms, with amenities like restaurants, a hotel gym, as well as a contact-less food delivery option.
The players have to think hard about what they bring to the bubble because the only trips outside the bubble are “excursions” like “designated tee times at a local golf club” according to TSN’s Frank Seravalli. Here are 10 essential items that the Carolina Hurricanes should bring to the bubble.
10. Playing Cards
I was excited to read a tweet from Sara Civian that said Warren Foegele was prepared for “Svech to FaceTime him in the bubble with new magic tricks”. Caniacs, expect some great social media content to emerge with tales of Andrei Svechnikov’s magic tricks from inside the bubble.
9. A Flight Simulator?
This might be my favorite item that a Hurricanes’ player has revealed that they are taking on the trip. Goaltender James Reimer, otherwise known as Optimus Reim, is bringing a flight simulator on his computer because “he has a passion for flying”.
8. A Gaming System
Because Sebastian Aho is a big Playstation fan, a gaming system (or systems) will be absolutely necessary. This will help keep the boys relaxed and ready for the big game. Who wouldn’t want to watch some Fifa matches or some Warzone quads, from separate hotel rooms of course.
7. Phone Chargers
Yes, it may be a given, but charging equipment is maybe more essential than ever. I’m sure that the organizations will have amenities at their disposal, but it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to trying to get items from outside the bubble.
6. Golf Gloves
Brock McGinn’s favorite pastime is golf, and it has already been speculated that gold may be one of the NHL sanctioned outings outside of the bubble. Clubs may not travel, but having those worn in lucky gloves will be essential for a find game of gold.
5. A Ukelele
Of course Nino Niederreiter loves the ukelele. This may be one of the only packable instruments, and every Caniac needs to see a video of Nino serenading his teammates in the lobby with his ukelele.
4. Candy Stash
Almost everyone has a sweet tooth, and the Carolina Hurricanes are no exception. Trevor van Riemsdyk loves Peanut Butter M&M’s and Sour Patch Kids, and Dougie Hamilton is also a Sour Patch Kids enthusiast. I will need to see a candy report from the team stat once they are settled into Toronto.
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3. Shoes, Shoes, Shoes
Haydn Fleury revealed in a media call that he is a big fan of Jordans. Every player will need a few pairs of shoes for lounging around the hotel and picking up food. Plus, since a dress code may not be enforced, this will be a unique opportunity for players to dress in their own style.
2. Karaoke Equipment
Jordan Martinook has a big personality, so it’s hardly a surprise that his hidden talent is karaoke. I’ve been out of the karaoke game for a while myself, but I think it would be worth the extra luggage to pack karaoke equipment as a fun team activity.
1. A Selection of Fine Neckties
Every Caniac anticipates Head Coach Rod Brind’Amour’s tie selection on gameday. I don’t want to put added pressure on Rod, but I think Canes fans across the nation are anticipating some of the best ties we have ever seen in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
There you have it folks, essential items for the Carolina Hurricanes to bring to the bubble. I have no doubt that we’ll see some great videos from the Canes’ excellent social media team as the anticipation mounts for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.