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  • Erik Cole gets 1-day contract so he can retire as a Hurricane

    Former Carolina Hurricanes star Erik Cole talks about his time playing for the Canes and reacts to news he'll be a team ambassador going forward during a Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 press conference at PNC Arena in Raleigh.

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Erik Cole’s impact on the Hurricanes went beyond his numbers

Erik Cole’s impact on the Carolina Hurricanes was far bigger than the numbers – ninth in franchise history in points and games played, over two separate stints – because he was such an integral part of the two greatest teams to take the ice here, and a lesser part of the third.

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The Hurricanes are finally a ‘hot’ team. But that’s just not good enough.

As training camp begins Friday, Sept. 14, 2017, the Hurricanes still have a long way to go to take the next step and become one of the NHL’s “cool” teams – a designation they had their hands around but couldn’t capture in the post-2006 years – but being noticed is a big step forward from being ignored, which was the NHL’s standard posture toward the Hurricanes in recent memory.

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