Many former Hurricanes made careers out of beating Carolina before and after joining the team. Jeff Skinner has six goals and 12 points in ten games since being traded to Buffalo. Cory Stillman scored 15 of his 31 career points against the Hurricanes after winning the Stanley Cup in 2006. Before signing a huge contract with the Canes, Alexander Semin scored 27 goals in 41 games with the Capitals. Eric Staal may only have nine points in 12 games since he was traded, but he got the last laugh in the Eastern Conference Finals last season. In the net, former Hurricanes Eddie Lack and Dan Ellis never lost when on the other side, and Martin Gerber held a 1.93 GAA in 11 games. There are plenty of current Hurricanes that could be Canes Killers in the making once they leave the team.
The term “Canes Killers” may come across as a little harsh, but it certainly has a ring to it. There will always be players that make our lives miserable as fans and the team’s lives tough on the ice. This will be the case until the end of time. There’s nothing we can do except cheer for our team and hope not to get burnt by Canes Killers every time.