SUNRISE, Fla. -- Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos likes this year's hockey team. And not just a little. A lot.
Karmanos even brought up 2006 in talking about this year's team.
"I'm perennially the optimist," Karmanos said in an interview Saturday at BB&T Center. "I feel like we are a Stanley Cup contender. We're going to win an awful lot of hockey games. I'm as optimistic as I've ever been."