More Carolina Hurricanes

I ran across some photos from Game 7 and the parade celebrating the Stanley Cup championship in a photography forum I often frequent. If you have any other interesting links on the Hurricanes, please put them in the comments for other fans to see.

Game 7


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More on the Canes I

More on the Canes II

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7 Responses to More Carolina Hurricanes

  1. garden gnome 06/22/2006 at 10:13 AM #

    It seems to me like some folks are trying to hitch State up to the Hurricane bandwagon. Other than collecting rent from them (which is great, but I’m not going to stand up and cheer for a rent check), I don’t see how their Stanley Cup is such a great benefit to State athletics.

    It obviously doesn’t hurt, but other than maybe bringing in some of the Hurricanes to give pep talks before games (and the aforementioned cash), I don’t see the big deal for State in all of this.

    I’ve heard people say it brings a winning atmosphere to the RBC. I know fans love to believe that kind of stuff, but really, if that’s where State players need to go to find motivation there’s a problem. Again, can’t hurt, but I don’t think Gavin Grant is going to call a team meeting to say, “Guys, if the ‘Canes did it, so can we. Now let’s go get ’em!.”

    I’m just getting this sense that people are trying to link State up to this whole thing and it just sounds a little desperate to me. Let them have theirs, we need to go win ours (and when we do, I don’t think folks are going to be trying to find ways to include the Hurricanes).

    They won the Stanley Cup, way to go, but it has little or nothing to do with NC State athletics.

  2. RickJ 06/22/2006 at 2:12 PM #

    ^GG – We don’t collect a rent check from the Hurricanes. We share in the proceeds from the luxury box rentals, naming rights, parking, concessions, etc. Their success has a direct bearing on the money we receive from the RBC center. It is an amazing amount of money and I am “cheering� the heck out of it.

    Try to imagine what the RBC center would look like today without the Hurricanes 60 million dollar contribution to the building. This money, at the end of the planning process for the building, took it from a very good facility to an incredible one.

    Another way to look at this is to imagine if the Hurricanes were failing miserably and getting ready to leave Raleigh. I can promise you that the Hurricanes – NC State link would be way stronger than it is today. We would surely take the blame in this scenario – Why not take some credit now?

    I will certainly agree that as great as the Hurricanes winning the Stanley Cup is, it is no substitute for our success. If we can build a Top 10 basketball program, it is just mind-boggling to think about the atmosphere and additional revenues we will be able to generate.

  3. garden gnome 06/22/2006 at 3:36 PM #

    I didn’t mean rent check literally.

    I understand the finical aspects of the situation, but as a fan, it is not something I cheer about. Torry Holt gets X-million dollars from the Rams, good for him, but it doesn’t it excite/inspire me the same way as Torry Holt running a perfect route for a touchdown does.

    Obviously economics is part of it, but it doesn’t compare to the actual game and the players/coaches role in it. It’s kind of like getting excited because the guy has a really good agent.

    Saying we would surely take the blame if the Hurricanes were failing and considering leaving is pure conjecture. While I suppose that State could end up sharing some blame in that, we don’t know for sure. At any rate, our program ought to be strong enough to be a single occupant. What you said about becoming a top ten program is correct. We do that and we don’t need to worry about what a hockey team is doing.

  4. statered 06/23/2006 at 12:05 AM #

    Do you really not think state wuld get some of the blame if the canes were not successful and had to leave? Naive….

  5. RickJ 06/23/2006 at 7:45 AM #

    ^Statered – This is so obvious I don’t even know why I wrote it.


    “I understand the finical (sic) aspects of the situation,�

    “At any rate, our program ought to be strong enough to be a single occupant…we don’t need to worry about what a hockey team is doing.�

    I am going to conjecture that the above two statements were meant literally. If so, the second statement proves the first one false.

  6. garden gnome 06/23/2006 at 9:12 AM #

    I was trying to say that I don’t stand up and scream if my team stays beneath the salary cap or if a player signs a big contract. I know it’s important for the team’s operations and for the career of the player, but it’s not why i follow the team/player.

    You obviously know more about how they run operations at the RBC than I do, but I don’t think they should need to have a professional sports franchise to share occupancy to make it feasible. What happens if the Hurricanes leave?

    Anyway, my original point is that I just think it is lame how people are trying to act as if the Wolfpack is tied to the Stanley Cup win. If we win a basketball game, I don’t thank the Hurricanes for the part they played in it. Just let the hockey team have their win.

    (Sorry about the misspelling in the previous post)

  7. redfred2 06/24/2006 at 9:21 PM #

    Nothing to say, just testing to see if I can still post.

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