Preview of 2016 Carolina Hurricanes Qualifying Tournament

2016 Carolina Hurricanes Qualifying Tournament

2016 Carolina Hurricanes Qualifying Tournament

Here is a little description of each team in the tourney:

  1. ’05-’06 Carolina Hurricanes (52-22-8, 112 points (1st in Southeast), STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS, 0.28 SRS)
  2. ’08-’09 Carolina Hurricanes (45-30-7, 97 points (2nd in Southeast), Lost in Conference Final, 0.11 SRS)
  3. ’98-’99 Carolina Hurricanes (34-30-18, 86 points (1st in Southeast), Lost in Conference Quarterfinal, 0.10 SRS)
  4. ’10-’11 Carolina Hurricanes (40-31-11, 91 points (3rd in Southeast), DNQ for Playoffs, -0.08 SRS)
  5. ’01-’02 Carolina Hurricanes (35-26-16-5, 91 points (1st in Southeast), Lost in Stanley Cup Final, -0.09 SRS)
  6. ’99-’00 Carolina Hurricanes (37-35-10-0, 84 points (3rd in Southeast), DNQ for Playoffs, -0.10 SRS)
  7. ’07-’08 Carolina Hurricanes (43-33-6, 92 points (2nd in Southeast), DNQ for Playoffs, -0.15 SRS)
  8. ’97-’98 Carolina Hurricanes (33-41-8, 74 points (6th in Northeast), DNQ for Playoffs, -0.20 SRS)

The ’98-’99 Carolina Hurricanes were the 17th seed in the inaugural Ultimate NHL Playoff. They swept the 48th-seeded ’30-’31 Philadelphia Quakers in the First Round and then took a 3-0 series lead in the Second Round over the 16th-seeded ’03-’04 Tampa Bay Lightning. However, they would blow that 3-0 lead and become the first team in UNP history to do so. Then, in the 2nd Annual UNP, the ’10-’11 Canes were a surprise representative as the 19th seed and were able to in their easy First Round matchup before falling to the 14th-seeded ’34-’35 Montreal Maroons when I thought they’d actually win that one.

Players to Watch:

  • C – Ron Francis – He had more success in terms of winning elsewhere, and was not an original member of the Canes, but how can I keep the guy who is second all-time in assists of this list?
  • C – Eric Staal – And there’s this guy who is Mr. Hurricane. He leads the franchise in games played, goals, assists, points, penalties in minutes and years of service.
  • G – Cam Ward – Only the guy above him has worn the Hurricanes logo longer than Cam. Oh and he won the Conn Smythe as a rookie when the Canes won the Cup.

The tournament results will be posted on the next weekday at 1 pm EST!

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