The Carolina Hurricanes are a lot like that quiet, poilte uncle who shows up diligently for every family function. They sit in the corner, they're always around but nobody seems to pay any attention to them. In the case of the Hurricanes, that could soon change. The Hurricanes are steadily building something from within, via a combination of wise draft choices and savvy, under the radar personnel moves. They might not be making a big splash but then again, that isn't their nature.
While it might be insulting to preach patience to fans of a team that hasn't qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs since 2009, the fact of the matter is that by exercising a patient approach in their rebuild, the Hurricanes should soon be good and they should be very good for many years to come.
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It's hard to believe sometimes that in 2005-06, the Carolina Hurricanes were Stanley Cup champions, just four years after facing the Detroit Red Wings in their first Cup final series. Since that 2006 trumph, it's certainly been stromy in Hurricane country. There's only been a solitary playoff appearance, and the Hurricanes seem to have been swept away from the collective NHL conscious.
But quietly, away from the limelight, they appear to be assembling something special and it might not be much longer until the hockey world is once again believing that no NHL team is finer than Carolina.
Youth is being served on the Carolina Hurricanes and youth is serving the Hurricanes quite well. Four of the top five scorers for Carolina during the 2015-16 NHL season were 23 or younger.
There is just a litany of young talent at this team's disposal, from teenaged defenceman Noah Hanifan to early 20s forwards Elias Lindholm and Victor Rask. And it's easy to forget that two of the established stars of this team, forward Jeff Skinner and defenceman Justin Faulk, are also still in their early 20s.
One of the dilemmas facing the Hurricanes in the Metropolitan Division is that they really are housed with no natural rivals. Think about it. Who is Carolina's rival? The New York Rangers? The New Jersey Devils? The Columbus Blue Jackets?
Well, you get the picture. In reality - and in geograpic common sense for that matter - Carolina is much better suited for the Atlantic Division.
There would be an obvious rivalry with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers, and a historic rivalry with the Detroit Red Wings, fueled by the long-standing bitterness between owners Peter Karmanos of the Hurricanes and the Ilitch family of Detroit, who ran opposing youth hockey organizations in the Detroit area long before either purchased NHL franchises.