Hurricanes Turning Season Around

Mitch MathisContributor INovember 22, 2009

UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 19:  Brandon Sutter #16 of the Carolina Hurricanes warms up before playing against the New York Islanders on February 19, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

After A completly awful start to  the season the hurricanes are 3-0-1 in the past four games, so this brings up the question are the Hurrcanes turning this season around?  Here are some of the reasons.

1.  Brandon Sutter

This a player who was brought up from the Albany River Rats and has played in 11 games with 5 goals 3 assists 8 points and a +1.

Is this the person that the Canes have been waiting for to turn the season around?  It sure looks like it as he started his pro career on the fourth line and worked his way up to the first line.

2. Defense

The defense has gotten much better over the last four games including last night's game giving up only one goal.

All this coming with their back-up back-up goalie Manny Legace. 

3. Injuries

Even with the injuries taking out their goalie back-up goalie and best player, the Hurricanes have battled back to their best stretch of the season.

Even though the hurricanes are still doing better this is the rankings in the Southeast.

1. Washington (31pts)

2. Tampa Bay (25pts)

3.Atlanta (23pts)

4.Florida Panthers (22pts)

5.Carolina (15pts)

We hav a lot to do to catch back-up this is what needs to be done.

1. Enough Injuries!!

The largest problem for the Hurricanes this season has been the injuries.  First losing there goalie to an upper-leg cut, then Eric Staal with a upper-body injury, and lastly our back-up goalie with a leg strain.

2.  Better road record!

This season the Hurricane are 0-7 on the road and if we can change that it would be a giant help for our come back in the southeast.