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Safe and smart will serve the Hurricanes well

Five reasons why the Hurricanes will raise the Stanley Cup.

Updated: June 2, 2002, 6:56 PM ET
By Mike Heika | Special to ESPN.com

Five reasons the Carolina Hurricanes will win the Stanley Cup:

5. Because Andy and Opie are on board OK, we've heard all the Mayberry jokes already. Floyd the Barber and Barney Fife will probably be wearing Hurricanes sweaters on game days. The folks from Mount Pilot are busing in, too. That said, the Raleigh-Durham area is turning into a hockey hotbed (well, sort of). The simple fact of the matter is the Entertainment and Sports Arena is one of the loudest buildings in the NHL and the fans ...

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