Simply, the Hurricanes are done. The team has recorded seven points in fourteen games, just lost their best forward for two-to-four weeks and have lost ten straight games. With 68 games remaining in the Canes’ season, the team would have to go 43-25 (not counting overtime losses) to reach last season’s playoff threshold (93 points for the Habs). That means, the Hurricanes would have to win 63% of the team’s remaining games.
You know what they say about the Stanley Cup, you can’t win it in October, but you sure can lose it. The Hurricanes are evidence of just that.