Carolina Hurricanes season preview

Injuries and an inevitable post-Cup hangover might blunt the kind of strong start the team enjoyed last season, but the Canes should prevail as Southeast winners and assume the second seed in the East.

BUZZ FACTORStock UpStock up. The season-ticket base has, not surprisingly, grown leaps and bounds with last season's championship, and tickets will be at a premium for most games as Raleigh, N.C., suddenly has become a viable hockey town.