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Hurricanes enter offseason of uncertainty

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

The Carolina Hurricanes have entered perhaps their most uncertain offseason since they moved to North Carolina.

There are lingering questions nearly everywhere they look: in the front office, behind the bench and on the ice.

Finding those answers will be critical as they try to snap the Eastern Conference's longest active playoff drought.

The Hurricanes finished 13th in the 16-team East with a 36-35-11 record that kept them out of the playoffs for a fifth straight season.

That's their longest streak since moving south in 1997, and it matches the second-longest postseason drought in club history - dating back to when they were the Hartford Whalers.

Captain Eric Staal said Tuesday that "you miss the playoffs that many times in a row, everyone's going to be under the microscope."

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