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Carolina Hurricanes season preview

Updated: October 3, 2005, 12:16 PM ET
ESPN.com

THE BOTTOM LINE

By Scott Burnside, Special to ESPN.com

While many small-market teams took advantage of the new economic landscape to do their player shopping at Saks, the Hurricanes were strictly Wal-Mart. Now the question is whether they found enough bargains to bounce back into the playoff fray. GM Jim Rutherford is gambling that the new rules and standards for the game will help his team.

Offense: The new game could help Cory Stillman at least replicate his 80-point season from ...

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