Can the Carolina Hurricanes Win Their 2nd Stanley Cup?

Can the Carolina Hurricanes Win Their 2nd Stanley Cup?
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It’s been 17 years since the Carolina Hurricanes won their first-ever Stanley Cup. As one of the preseason favorites to capture hockey’s championship again, Carolina has started out slow with its 2023-24 regular season campaign.

Through seven games this season, the Hurricanes (3-4-0, six points) are in fifth place in the Metropolitan Division and are coming off a 3-0 road loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday, which ended a long six-game road trip. Carolina will host the Seattle Kraken (2-4-1, five points) Thursday in only its second home game. They will host the San Jose Sharks the next night.

Center Seth Jarvis and left winger Teuvo Teravainen lead the team in goals (4), with defenseman Brady Skjei and right winger Stefan Noesen tied for the team lead in assists (5). 
 
Although very early on in a very long regular season, BetCarolina.com – your source for North Carolina sports betting - utlized ChampsorChumps.us for the Hurricanes’ recent playoff history to get a sense of what might come at playoff time.

How Hurricanes Have Finished

In anticipation of mobile sports wagering coming to the state in 2024, BetCarolina.com gives you a glimpse of the Carolina Hurricanes’ playoff chances. And here is how Carolina has finished recently. 

YearRecordResult
202352-21-9Lost conference finals
202254-20-8Lost conference semifinals
202136-12-8Lost conference semifinals
202038-25-5Lost first round
201946-29-7Lost conference finals
201836-35-11Missed playoffs

Carolina has posted back-to-back 50-plus win seasons with a 52-21-9 mark in 2022 and an all-time high 54-20-8 record last season. However, in both instances, they never made it back to the Stanley Cup, having lost in the Eastern Conference semifinals and Eastern Conference finals, respectively.

BetMGM Sportsbook Favorable Futures

While we await NC sports betting apps, let’s look at the odds from a national sportsbook. BetMGM Sportsbook has the Hurricanes tied with the New Jersey Devils at +200 to win the Metropolitan Division. Carolina is the favorite to win the Eastern Conference at +475, slightly ahead of the Toronto Maple Leafs (+500), Devils (+550), Boston Bruins (+750) and New York Rangers (+800).

The Hurricanes are the second favorite (+900) to win the coveted Stanley Cup, behind the Colorado Avalanche (+800) and just ahead of the Maple Leafs (+950). If you like those odds when mobile wagering launches, grab hold of a BetMGM bonus code North Carolina.

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Lou Monaco
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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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