Raleigh, NC -- The Carolina Hurricanes appear to be a team a franchise in limbo.
Times reached critical mass a week ago when the Hurricanes were humiliated at Montreal in their 10th loss in 13 games, dropping the team to nearly the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
So bad was their play in this vital month of November, with 10 games slated for the RBC Center, that the rumor mill was running rampant that coach Paul Maurice likely wouldn't make it through last weekend retaining his job.
But a well-played game in a 1-0 loss to Buffalo last Friday was followed by wins over Toronto and at Philadelphia, holding off what some have felt was the inevitable for a few weeks. In fact, talk of Maurice's job security was a regular thing on local radio shows just a couple of games into the season.
Entering Wednesday's home game with the Canadiens, though, it appeared maybe Carolina was beginning to put something together. Prospects of staving off any firings and moving this thing even mor...