Hurricanes may start 2010 season in Europe
By Paul Branecky
December 15, 2009; 12:39 p.m.
General Manager Jim Rutherford confirmed a report by Sportsnet stating that the Hurricanes are one of a handful of teams that are seriously considering beginning their season in Europe next season.
"We are in discussions with the league to be one of the participants in the NHL Premiere next season," said Rutherford. "The process is not complete, but opening our season in Europe is something we are strongly considering."
The report also named Boston, Columbus, Minnesota, Phoenix and San Jose as teams that are in discussions.