Luke DeCock

Luke DeCock

The Hurricanes are finally a ‘hot’ team. But that’s just not good enough.

As training camp begins Friday, Sept. 14, 2017, the Hurricanes still have a long way to go to take the next step and become one of the NHL’s “cool” teams – a designation they had their hands around but couldn’t capture in the post-2006 years – but being noticed is a big step forward from being ignored, which was the NHL’s standard posture toward the Hurricanes in recent memory.