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Carolina's NHL Passion on Display

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It has been almost 10 years since the NHL first promised to bring an All-Star Game to the Triangle. So much has happened since then, in terms of the Carolina Hurricanes and everything else, it’s difficult now to recall the tenuous hold hockey had on the region back then.

The home team, Eric Staal’s team featuring Hurricanes teammates Cam Ward and Jeff Skinner, lost Sunday’s All-Star Game.

But, really, the home team won. In a...

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