Sometimes it’s good to put things in perspective. If our “major league” hockey team, the Carolina Hurricanes, were to disappear, few would mourn. Oh sure, there is a noisy niche group of hockey fans, but not enough to prevent scenes like this. (If you really need to see a photo of a half-empty PNC Arena, you may need to click the link.)
— Doug Holt (@DougHolt1972) December 4, 2016
Two years ago, I took a skeptical look at the health of the Hurricanes for the News & Observer.
That piece got very little response, and Chip Alexander’s new piece about the Hurricanes’ new policy of less transparency, and the rumors of a sale and relocation, also has exactly zero comments. Wherever our local hockey fans are, they sure aren’t on the N&O website. And not many are at PNC Arena, either.
The Carolina Hurricanes now are reporting less financial information to the Centennial Authority, a change approved last month by the PNC Arena landlord.