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2008-09 Team Preview: Carolina Hurricanes

Updated: October 3, 2008, 10:57 PM ET
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Eric Staal had 38 goals and 44 assists in 82 games last season for Carolina.

OUR EXPERT'S TAKE By Scott Burnside

The pressure is on in Carolina, where the Hurricanes have missed the playoffs twice since winning their first Stanley Cup in 2006, and they've encountered significant roadblocks before the start of the season.

Heart-and-soul leader Rod Brind'Amour, who missed the final 22 games of ...

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