Members of the 2002 NHL Eastern Conference Champion Carolina Hurricanes (L:R) Bates Battaglia, Rod Brind'Amour, Ron Francis, Glen Wesley and Jeff Daniels pose beneath a 2002 photo of team captains Brind'Amour, Francis and Wesley with the Prince of Wales trophy that is on the side of the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on May 21,2012. Although the team lost in the Stanley Cup finals to the Detroit Red Wings, from that point on, the popularity of the teams markedly increased in the Triangle and North Carolina.
Members of the 2002 NHL Eastern Conference Champion Carolina Hurricanes (L:R) Bates Battaglia, Rod Brind'Amour, Ron Francis, Glen Wesley and Jeff Daniels pose beneath a 2002 photo of team captains Brind'Amour, Francis and Wesley with the Prince of Wales trophy that is on the side of the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on May 21,2012. Although the team lost in the Stanley Cup finals to the Detroit Red Wings, from that point on, the popularity of the teams markedly increased in the Triangle and North Carolina. Chris Seward Chris Seward - cseward@newsobser
Members of the 2002 NHL Eastern Conference Champion Carolina Hurricanes (L:R) Bates Battaglia, Rod Brind'Amour, Ron Francis, Glen Wesley and Jeff Daniels pose beneath a 2002 photo of team captains Brind'Amour, Francis and Wesley with the Prince of Wales trophy that is on the side of the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on May 21,2012. Although the team lost in the Stanley Cup finals to the Detroit Red Wings, from that point on, the popularity of the teams markedly increased in the Triangle and North Carolina. Chris Seward Chris Seward - cseward@newsobser