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In the off season Carolina Hurricanes signed Alexander Semin and traded for another Staal brother, now having three of the four under contract on their team.
Founded in 1971, the Hurricanes started out as the New England Whalers part of the WHA (World Hockey Association), then joining the NHL in 1979 and renaming the team the Hartford Whalers. They were never a successful team only having three season with a above .500 record over the 28 years they existed. But they were plagued with financial difficulties due to being the smallest market in the states and being situated in the middle of Boston and New York, and it didn't help that they had the smallest arena in the NHL.
In 1994 the team was bought by Peter Karmanos and even with giving the assurance to the fans that the team would stay in the city, in 1997 they announced that they were going to move to Carolina. In 2001 they made the Stanley Cup finals, facing the Detroit Red Wings where they lost 4-1 games. Even though they made the Stanley Cup finals the momentum didn't carry over to the next season, falling to the basement of the NHL, and losing fans that were attracted to the team for the playoff push.
The outcome of the 2004–05 NHL lockout led to the shrinking of the payroll to $26 million. The 'Canes, however, turned out to be one of the NHL's biggest surprises, turning in the best season in the franchise's 34-year history. They finished the regular season with a 52–22–8 record and 112 points, shattering the previous franchise records of the Whalers and 93 points set in 1986–87. The Cup finals were against the Edmonton Oilers, the first time in NHL history that two former WHA franchises had played against one another in the finals. Carolina Hurricanes won in game seven to win the Stanley Cup for the only time in franchise history. The Hurricanes' Stanley Cup championship marked the first professional major league sports title for a team from North Carolina. As well, they are the first NHL team in history, and only one of two teams to lose nine or more games in a year's playoffs, yet still win the Stanley Cup. The 2011 Boston Bruins also accomplished the feat.
PNC Arena 1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607, United States Capacity: 18,639