This week has been a week in which Carolina Hurricanes fans can hang onto three things that will get them ready for the upcoming 2008-2009 season.
On Wednesday, the team unveiled their very first alternate jersey.
The next morning, they announced the signing of forward Eric Staal to a 7-year, $57.75 million contract extension through the 2015-2016 season.
And now today, the Hurricanes posted a preview page (image below courtesy of the team) when you enter their official team web site. It shows a closeup view goaltender Cam Ward and a slogan below his head that reads "The Storm Is Coming" and the date of the season opener (October 10th). You can click on one of two hyperlinks at the bottom of the page, either go on to the home page of the site or open the Hurricanes TV pop-up window where you can view a creative movie-style trailer put together for one simple purpose. Get passionate Caniacs pumped up for the new season.
I think it is safe to say this trailer does its job. Hurricanes fans should be ready in just a few weeks from now. Oh yeah, did I mention that the 9th annual Caniac Carnival will take place on September 21st? That day, you can buy single game tickets to any of the 41 regular season home games the Hurricanes will play. And, that's when you'll get your first chance to buy the team's new alternate jersey. Okay, now it's on to watching the trailer.