Rod Brind'Amour vs. Richard Zednik
HERO -- ROD BRIND'AMOUR
He doesn't have the offensive numbers of Eric Staal or the grace of Doug Weight. But there is no doubt that when the doors swing open on the Hurricanes' playoff season, everyone in the Carolina dressing room will be looking to veteran center Rod Brind'Amour to lead the way.
Enjoying his best statistical season since he was a member of the powerful Philadelphia Flyers in the late 1990s, Brind'Amour's contributions to the Hurricanes' franchise-best ...
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The Hero vs. The Villain
There will be one player who will be the team's hero and there will be another who will crush the other team's dreams. Here's a look at the Heroes and Villains of the first round.
• Lightning vs. Senators
• Canadiens vs. Hurricanes
• Rangers vs. Devils
• Flyers vs. Sabres