The Carolina Hurricanes have been a perennial preseason sleeper team, but after nine straight years of missing the playoffs, they want to be Cinderella at the end of the season — and not have the clock strike midnight in early spring.
Enter new coach Rod Brind’Amour, the man tasked with bringing them there. Brind’Amour, 48, captained cheap nhl jerseys the Canes to their only Stanley Cup, in 2006. He played nearly 1,500 games before retiring in 2010, and has worked for the Hurricanes since 2011, most recently as an assistant coach.
In an interview for the season debut of the ESPN on Ice podcast, Brind’Amour talked about why the Canes never show videos that last longer than two minutes, why goaltending should improve this season, his thoughts on the Whalers throwback jerseys and how he still earns his nickname of Rod the Bod.