All-Time Rankings

All-Time Canes Rankings: The 2015 Complete List

by Section328 •  Oct 8, 2015  •  9 comments

Here, for your viewing and potential disagreeing pleasure, is the full All-Time Canes Rankings as agreed upon by the Section328.com crew. There's always a chance that we missed someone, or ranked someone way too high/too low. Feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments.1              Rod Brind’Amour2              Ron Francis3              Eric Staal4              Glen Wesley5              Jeff O’Neill6              Ray Whitney7              Cam Ward8              Erik Cole9              Sami Kapanen10           Arturs Irbe

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All-Time Canes Rankings: 2015 Veterans

by Section328 •  Oct 8, 2015  •  2 comments

Earlier in the week we took a look at guys who made their debut with Carolina in the 2014-15 season. Today, we'll reveal the rankings of players who were in at least their second season as a member of the Hurricanes.#3: Eric Staal (Previous rank: 3)The 2014-15 was certainly an interesting one for the captain. As has become tradition, Eric got off to a less than stellar start. Then again, the team as a whole did too. Despite posting only 54 points, that actually led the team last season. He's still a franchise leader in many categories and for that, he remains #3 in our all-time rankings. 

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All-Time Canes Rankings: 2015 New Guys

by Section328 •  Oct 6, 2015  •  1 comment

Ladies and gents, it's game week. With a new season upon us, it's time to share the updates to our All-Time Hurricanes Rankings. Today, we'll take a look at players who made their Hurricanes debut in the 2014-15 season.#82: Victor RaskVictor showing off one of his many smiles.In his debut with the Hurricanes, Rask was thrown into the deep end thanks largely to a combination of a great camp/preseason and Jordan Staal's injury. Despite the initial plan for Rask to spend the year in Charlotte, the young Swede (well, THIS young Swede) played a lot of top-6 minutes, and posted 33 points in 80 games.

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All-time Canes Rankings: 2014 Veterans

by Section328 •  Oct 9, 2014  •  0 comments

We've already ranked and written about the myriad newcomers to the list, so now let's reveal where we ranked players who played in at least their second season with the Canes in 2013-14.#3: Eric Staal (no change) After a disappointing 2013-14 season for the captain, the kneejerk reaction would have been to move him down from #3. But considering he came off of knee surgery and he's reached a level where 60+ points is considered a huge disappointment, I think that speaks to the quality of player Eric Staal is. He still ranks near the top of just about every offensive category in team history. He's firmly cemented in the 3 slot until he either commits regicide (that would move him down) or wins another cup (that would be a good thing).

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All-Time Hurricanes Rankings: 2014 New Guys

by Section328 •  Sep 30, 2014  •  0 comments

Eleven players made their Carolina Hurricanes debut in the 2013-14 season, bumping up the total number of players to wear the sightless eye to 206. Some had great years and might climb their way into the top 25 in the not-too-distant future. Others won't be remembered so fondly and will be lumped in with the Pat Jablonskis of the world. That being said, let's see where the new 11 Hurricanes fall on our list of the All-Time Hurricanes.#52: Anton KhudobinCam Ward is fascinated by this creature that can post a .926 sv% over the course of a season.Brought in on what would turn out to be a steal of a contract, Khudobin was unquestionably the #1 goalie on the Canes to wrap up the season.  Posting a franchise record save percentage and a top-notch 2.30 goals against, Khudobin was impressive as hell on the ice. Were he not on the shelf for nearly 2 months with a lower body injury, he may have cracked the top 50. There's still plenty of time for our favorite pumpkin-headed Russian to move up the list, as he's signed for the next 2 seasons. 

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All-Time Hurricanes Rankings: 2013 New Guys

by Section328 •  Sep 18, 2013  •  0 comments

In the 2013 campaign, 14 players made their Carolina Hurricanes debut.  While they ran the gamut from one game played, to a "full" 48 game season, all of the new guys have been ranked by the esteemed panel of this fine website. Without further adieu, we give you the new entries to the All-Time Hurricanes rankings:#24: Alex SeminThe Captain welcomes Sasha to the top 25.Arriving last Summer on a 1 year deal (since TSN's smear job apparently worked), Semin came to Raleigh as the top-line winger that Eric Staal had been yearning for. We'd all seen the filthy shots, and knew he was a great offensive talent, but very few knew he might even be a better playmaker than a scorer. For those who have been living in a cave, we give you #DATPASS . Playing in 44 games, Sasha put up 13 goals and 31 assists, and was +14 on the year. Since he "like play here", Semin signed a 5 year contract extension which all but ensures he'll move his way up this list by 2018.

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All Time Hurricanes List – From Tselios to Brind’Amour

by Section328 •  Jun 28, 2013  •  2 comments

 At the beginning of the truncated 2013 season, we began the arduous task of ranking every player who ever wore the sightless eye.  We had a blast doing it, and we hope you enjoyed following along.  So, as we look forward to draft weekend, and adding some new players to the fold, take a stroll down memory lane, and remember those who have come before us.  Spark up any debates using the hashtag #AllTimeCanes.  We will update this list prior to the start of the 2013-2014 season based upon last years results.  Thanks for reading, and as always, go Canes!... and F@$# Scott Stevens.#1: Rod Brind'Amour - There was much debate amongst the staff here at 328 when it came to deciding who the top Hurricane of all time was.  Remember our criteria; it matters most what you did in the sightless eye, not over your whole career.  With that in mind, and knowing that basically our one-two punch is one of the most kick ass of all time, we are very happy to name Rod Brind'Amour as the top Carolina Hurricane.  We could regale you with all of the stories about how Rod came to town and freed us from the oppression of the Primeau-donna; we could share recollections of his insane workout regimen by hitting the weight room before AND AFTER games; or we could simply talk about how each one of us get a little giddy when we think about the "Brind'Amour stomp" when finally collected and rose Lord Stanley's Cup on June 19th, 2006.   Instead of that, we'll let the man himself do the talking.  We were lucky enough to interview Rod Brind'Amour earlier this season.  Click the link below to listen to our interview with the man himself.  We were in the locker room, and were embarrassingly giddy to be speaking to Rod, so please excuse the audio quality.  Our highlight... his answer to the question "Who's the one guy you wished you had not held back and let have it?" He starts it off with "You guys are going to get me in trouble" and ends up naming names.  We're looking at you Matt Barnaby!

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All-Time Hurricanes Rankings: #1-5

by Section328 •  Jun 27, 2013  •  0 comments

#1: Rod Brind'Amour - There was much debate amongst the staff here at 328 when it came to deciding who the top Hurricane of all time was. Remember our criteria; it matters most what you did in the sightless eye, not over your whole career. With that in mind, and knowing that basically our one-two punch is one of the most kick ass of all time, we are very happy to name Rod Brind'Amour as the top Carolina Hurricane. We could regale you with all of the stories about how Rod came to town and freed us from the oppression of the Primeau-donna; we could share recollections of his insane workout regimen by hitting the weight room before AND AFTER games; or we could simply talk about how each one of us get a little giddy when we think about the "Brind'Amour stomp" when finally collected and rose Lord Stanley's Cup on June 19th, 2006. Instead of that, we'll let the man himself do the talking. We were lucky enough to interview Rod Brind'Amour earlier this season. Click the link below to listen to our interview with the man himself. We were in the locker room, and were embarrassingly giddy to be speaking to Rod, so please excuse the audio quality. Our highlight... his answer to the question "Who's the one guy you wished you had not held back and let have it?" He starts it off with "You guys are going to get me in trouble" and ends up naming names. We're looking at you Matt Barnaby!So, when it take it all in: True leader, great guy, hard worker, saw one of the great coaching flip outs of all time, and brought The Stanley Cup to all of us fans here in North Carolina, there's little doubt that Rod Brind'Amour stands tall atop the list of all time greatest Carolina Hurricanes.#2: Ron Francis A man near and dear to the hearts of all Caniacs, and the first free agent to put Carolina on the map. An original Whaler (1981-1991), Francis was traded to Pittsburgh in one of the worst trades in history. The Franchise spent seven full seasons in the land of french fry sandwiches and yinzers, collecting two Stanley Cups, before coming back to the organization that drafted him. The relocated Carolina Hurricanes (aka Hartford) signed him as a free agent on July 13, 1998, and the people rejoiced.Ronnie Franchise still ranks first all-time in Whalers/Hurricanes history in points, goals, assists and games played. He captained the Hurricanes to a surprise appearance in the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals and scored the winning goal for the Hurricanes in overtime of Game 1, before losing to the Detroit Red Wings in five games. He is the only player in NHL history to be named to captain two separate franchises (Hartford/Carolina and Pittsburgh) each in two separate periods. After a short stint in Toronto to try and win another cup in 2004...lol..., Francis retired in the 2005-2006 season.Francis was selected to enter the HHoF on June 28, 2007 (his first year on the ballot) and was formally inducted on November 12, 2007. He is currently rocking an amazing head of hair and performing duties as the VP of Hockey Operations for the Hurricanes.

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All-Time Hurricanes Rankings #6-10

by Section328 •  Apr 25, 2013  •  0 comments

#6: Jeff O'Neill An original Hurricane, O'Neill was the 5th overall pick of the 1994 draft. During the Greensboro years, O'Neill didn't top 20 goals or 40 points in a season, as he apparently pined for all that Hillsborough Street had to offer in order to get his career on track. Once the team settled in Raleigh, O'Neill was a top line forward, and one that you could count on to score 30 goals, 30 assists, and lay a beauty of an open-ice hit when necessary (where's THAT skillset when we need it!?). O'Neill represented the Canes in the 2002-03 All Star Game despite the team being largely a pile of suck that year.  Jeff also had a little goal in Toronto that led to his moniker, "The Eye of the Storm" and cemented his status in Hurricanes lore. After the lockout ended, Jeff wanted to play for the Leafs (like a good Ontario boy, right Don Cherry?) for personal reasons, and his wish was granted as JR sent him to Toronto before the 2005-06 season for a conditional draft pick. In September of 2008, O'Neill came back to Raleigh for a tryout with the team and saw some preseason action and both he and the front office agreed to part ways and Jeff announced his retirement. If you ever bump into him (probably not on a flight), get him a drink that looks like water or soda and ask him about the fur coat.O'Neill is pumped about being #6 on our prestigious list.

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