The Carolina Hurricanes have a new owner, general manager, coach and captain, and hope these changes add up to making the team ready for the playoffs once again. This season will be critical to the franchise which has had 3 different coaches, 3 different general managers, but only one playoff appearance during the past decade. Carolina has made the postseason just once since winning the Stanley Cup in 2006, and this season marks 10 years since that playoff appearance. New owner Tom Dundon added general manager to team president Don Waddell’s responsibilities and promoted assistant Rod Brind’Amour — the captain of that Cup championship team — to head coach.
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