"It just hasn't jelled together yet. You can see the chemistry is not there. We tried a lot of different players, which I believe was the right thing to do with so many young players. It's just a matter of them getting to know each other and coming together, and it's just not there yet and will take a little bit longer. I do feel good about the team and that it will get stronger as we go along. As long as we're learning game to game, I think we'll come to a point in a month or so where we can be a real good team."
— --Jim Rutherford, on the state of the Hurricanes following what has been called a disappointing preseason by many. http://blogs.newsobserver.com/canes/rutherford-has-faulk-in-his-top-four#ixzz1ZwxuuD9A