Canes Country blogger Bob Harwood Waeghe was kind enough to answer some questions about his Carolina Hurricanes for me preceding their tilt with the Nashville Predators. The Hurricanes, in a small Southern market similar to the Preds, made a run to the Eastern Conference finals in 08-09, but are a disappointing last in the NHL this year.
Follow after the jump for the interview.
1. Is there anything specific you can point to that has led to the Hurricanes' freefall in the Eastern Conference standings this year (following a Conference Finals appearance)?
4. Is Ray Whitney still a possible trading chip? The Predators, successful as this season has been, could still use a depth winger.
5. What is a Hurricane fan's biggest reason for optimism in a disappointing campaign thus far?
BW: Many fans are hoping for a top draft pick this summer and Taylor Hall seems to be the favorite choice right now. The possibility of a Staal and Hall duo is certainly something to be optimistic about!
Many thanks to Bob for taking the time to answer those for me. The Hurricanes have always interested me as a franchise because of their similarity to the Predators. The Hurricanes play in a small market that is not only in the South but also an area where football is dominant. Main difference? The Canes have a Cup.