With new ownership, the Hurricanes should really consider changing up the culture from the top down. A culture of excellence and winning should be expected and not the typical mentality under Jim Rutherford. Hovering right around the 500 mark and maybe with some miracle accompanied with the right combination of other teams winning and other teams losing to just to have the possibility of maybe backing into the playoffs by accident should not be the answer nor should fans be continually asked and expected to buy that bag of goods. This is a non traditional market where often fans of the opposing team pack the PNC Arena. It will take a lot more effort to create a tradition for people of all ages to come out and enjoy hockey played by the best players on the planet. For those of us who have been around in the Carolinas to witness just how loud and great it can be in the building around the playoffs is incredible. Take a look at the model of how the Nashville Predators do business. There are the numbers and studies that show that the Nashville really steps up their collective efforts when it comes to welcoming in their fans and making that arena experience a true positive experience from beginning to end. Rankings have Nashville consistently towards the top with satisfaction and that is including the four major American sports. Those studies are out there and I would encourage everyone to look that up. The fan experience is important especially when it comes to hockey. Hockey of the major American sports is the one unique experience that is really a great live event. The NFL has such an outstanding television product and due to the increasing costs associated with taking a family to a game, it is difficult to justify to do that. The MLB has an aging fan base and the NBA is not relatable to many outside of an urban market. Nashville has shown that a non traditional hockey market can thrive when done properly. What is the identity of the Hurricanes? Why should there be a cultural change within the framework of the team? When (or should) there be a change in cultural outlook? Who under new ownership takes this on? Where should be the first changes to be implemented? The Triangle is home to many and is a great place to live. Why not have a great part of the area be a top notch organization to be an outward positive reflection city to the rest of the globe just as the many global companies that have called RTP and The Triangle home have done?