The Carolina Hurricanes fired coach Paul Maurice, finished last in the unimpressive Southeast Division and were 13th in scoring in the Eastern Conference in 2011-12.
That was last year.
The Carolina Hurricanes are a different team as they prepare for training camp and will have a chance to put their imprint on the Eastern Conference and possibly even win it.
Start off with the acquisitions of Jordan Staal and Alex Semin. Staal is a legitimate star