The Carolina Hurricanes really are a Bunch of Jerks, not because of their post-game celebrations, but because I looked on the Interweb and discovered I’d have to part with 42 Canadian dollars in order to get one of their T-shirts. Unless the darn thing is being hand-delivered on a bed of roses by a group of unicorns, that’s a little rich for my blood.
As for their campy post-win team celebrations at PNC Arena, which have been dubbed ‘the Storm Surge,’ they’re not exactly my cup of tea. In fact, I’m a little surprised they’ve lasted this long. They’re kind of hokey and forced and in reality, they haven’t really spiked home attendance all that much. Through mid-February, the Hurricanes were 600 fans per game ahead of the pace they established last season, which is good, but not overwhelming...
About the Author
Ken Campbell, The Hockey News' senior writer, is in his second tour with the brand after an eight-year stint as a beat reporter for the Maple Leafs for the Toronto Star. The Sudbury native once tried out for the Ontario League's Wolves as a 30-year-old. Needless to say, it didn't work out.