Carolina Hurricanes: 3 Bold Predictions for 2020-21 NHL Season

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Aug 17, 2020; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton (19) takes a shot during warmups prior to game four of the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Hurricanes Revenge Tour officially starts tomorrow.

The 2020-21 NHL Season is officially underway today, and the Carolina Hurricanes will be back in action tomorrow against the Detroit Red Wings.

This season, while truncated, is sure to have more than a few twists and turns in the offings. New divisions mean new rivalries. New rivalries mean new Twitter arguments. New Twitter arguments mean more hot takes, and this article is chock-full of ’em. Hot takes, I mean, not Twitter arguments.

Nevertheless, this season is bound to be a crazy one, and essentially anything can happen. Granted, there are a few mainstays; teams like Detroit, Anaheim, and New Jersey are sure to be near the bottom of the standings, while teams like Tampa Bay, Boston, and Vegas are all but shoe-ins for the playoffs. It’s the in-between stuff that matters, at least to me.

I fully believe the Carolina Hurricanes are the cream of the crop of that ‘in-between’ stuff, but I think they may even be able to list themselves squarely alongside the latter group mentioned above after this season.

Long story short, the Canes are no longer a “wildcard” team. They’re competitive, young, and built to withstand the turbulent times that undoubtedly still lie ahead. Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves, though. First, I’d like to invite you to join me on a journey to the Land of Hot Takes while we explore three bold predictions for the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2020-21 NHL season.

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