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RE: Carolina Hurricanes College Colors Night
(02-15-2018 06:32 PM)HuskyU Wrote:  http://nhl.nbcsports.com/2018/02/14/unde...r-history/

Of course the new owner wants to cash in on Hartford considering the Whalers merchandise has remained a Top 5 brand in NHL sales. Karmanos was an idiot for not doing so. Total upgrade in ownership for Hurricane fans.

I sure didn't see any of the Whalers gear in The Eye the last two games I attended, which were within the last week and half. I don't mind bringing back the past for some retro kind of stuff but since this a team that moved from Hartford to Raleigh, a non-traditional market, I would want to blaze our own path with the Hurricanes branding in our area to solidify the fan base of the team/franchise. Making too many ties back to the Whalers makes newcomers feel like they should have stayed in Hartford instead of coming here.
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RE: Carolina Hurricanes College Colors Night
(02-15-2018 06:49 PM)PirateTreasureNC Wrote:  
(02-15-2018 06:32 PM)HuskyU Wrote:  http://nhl.nbcsports.com/2018/02/14/unde...r-history/

Of course the new owner wants to cash in on Hartford considering the Whalers merchandise has remained a Top 5 brand in NHL sales. Karmanos was an idiot for not doing so. Total upgrade in ownership for Hurricane fans.

I sure didn't see any of the Whalers gear in The Eye the last two games I attended, which were within the last week and half. I don't mind bringing back the past for some retro kind of stuff but since this a team that moved from Hartford to Raleigh, a non-traditional market, I would want to blaze our own path with the Hurricanes branding in our area to solidify the fan base of the team/franchise. Making too many ties back to the Whalers makes newcomers feel like they should have stayed in Hartford instead of coming here.

That's fair. But having a single throwback game and/or recognizing your history helps the franchise much more than hurting it. Sales don't lie. Your new owner seems like a much more intelligent businessman.
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RE: Carolina Hurricanes College Colors Night
(02-15-2018 06:57 PM)HuskyU Wrote:  
(02-15-2018 06:49 PM)PirateTreasureNC Wrote:  
(02-15-2018 06:32 PM)HuskyU Wrote:  http://nhl.nbcsports.com/2018/02/14/unde...r-history/

Of course the new owner wants to cash in on Hartford considering the Whalers merchandise has remained a Top 5 brand in NHL sales. Karmanos was an idiot for not doing so. Total upgrade in ownership for Hurricane fans.

I sure didn't see any of the Whalers gear in The Eye the last two games I attended, which were within the last week and half. I don't mind bringing back the past for some retro kind of stuff but since this a team that moved from Hartford to Raleigh, a non-traditional market, I would want to blaze our own path with the Hurricanes branding in our area to solidify the fan base of the team/franchise. Making too many ties back to the Whalers makes newcomers feel like they should have stayed in Hartford instead of coming here.

That's fair. But having a single throwback game and/or recognizing your history helps the franchise much more than hurting it. Sales don't lie. Your new owner seems like a much more intelligent businessman.

Plus the whalers’ uniforms are cool as ****
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RE: Carolina Hurricanes College Colors Night
(02-15-2018 07:12 PM)DowdyPirate2 Wrote:  
(02-15-2018 06:57 PM)HuskyU Wrote:  
(02-15-2018 06:49 PM)PirateTreasureNC Wrote:  
(02-15-2018 06:32 PM)HuskyU Wrote:  http://nhl.nbcsports.com/2018/02/14/unde...r-history/

Of course the new owner wants to cash in on Hartford considering the Whalers merchandise has remained a Top 5 brand in NHL sales. Karmanos was an idiot for not doing so. Total upgrade in ownership for Hurricane fans.

I sure didn't see any of the Whalers gear in The Eye the last two games I attended, which were within the last week and half. I don't mind bringing back the past for some retro kind of stuff but since this a team that moved from Hartford to Raleigh, a non-traditional market, I would want to blaze our own path with the Hurricanes branding in our area to solidify the fan base of the team/franchise. Making too many ties back to the Whalers makes newcomers feel like they should have stayed in Hartford instead of coming here.

That's fair. But having a single throwback game and/or recognizing your history helps the franchise much more than hurting it. Sales don't lie. Your new owner seems like a much more intelligent businessman.

Plus the whalers’ uniforms are cool as ****

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RE: Carolina Hurricanes College Colors Night
I saw gray t-shirts and white whalers jerseys last game in the eye. I'm waiting for the jersey number t-shirts of Francis and Wesley. If I get Whalers gear it will have some tie-in to the Canes.
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RE: Carolina Hurricanes College Colors Night
(02-15-2018 06:57 PM)HuskyU Wrote:  
(02-15-2018 06:49 PM)PirateTreasureNC Wrote:  
(02-15-2018 06:32 PM)HuskyU Wrote:  http://nhl.nbcsports.com/2018/02/14/unde...r-history/

Of course the new owner wants to cash in on Hartford considering the Whalers merchandise has remained a Top 5 brand in NHL sales. Karmanos was an idiot for not doing so. Total upgrade in ownership for Hurricane fans.

I sure didn't see any of the Whalers gear in The Eye the last two games I attended, which were within the last week and half. I don't mind bringing back the past for some retro kind of stuff but since this a team that moved from Hartford to Raleigh, a non-traditional market, I would want to blaze our own path with the Hurricanes branding in our area to solidify the fan base of the team/franchise. Making too many ties back to the Whalers makes newcomers feel like they should have stayed in Hartford instead of coming here.

That's fair. But having a single throwback game and/or recognizing your history helps the franchise much more than hurting it. Sales don't lie. Your new owner seems like a much more intelligent businessman.

There were several people there in Whalers gear, as for nothing being in The Eye yet, give it time. He's only been owner for about a month.
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RE: Carolina Hurricanes College Colors Night
I'm at the game right now, it's Duke night and same deal, minimal Duke themed stuff. Although their mascot is here.
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RE: Carolina Hurricanes College Colors Night
I saw quite a few of those hats at today's baseball game. They are pretty slick I gotta admit.
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RE: Carolina Hurricanes College Colors Night
(02-15-2018 02:21 PM)BePcr07 Wrote:  It may be obvious but why not Wake Forest? Even further, to brand them as "Carolina" - why not South Carolina or Clemson?

I can understand not doing it for Charlotte, Appalachian St, or Coastal Carolina.

WFU doesn’t have a very large fan base. Raleigh is also pretty far from USCe or Clemson
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