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Reacts: Hurricanes fans confident going into qualifying round

80% of fans polled by SB Nation view the Hurricanes as serious title contenders.

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Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Hurricanes fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

As the NHL prepares to restart the 2020 season, fans have reassessed where they think their favorite team stands.

In the latest SB Nation Reacts survey, NHL fans were asked if they believe their favorite team is a serious championship contender. Or, if their team is no longer playing, who that fanbase will turn to now.

With the sixth best record in the Eastern Conference, Carolina fans are confident in the team. Despite the team’s regular season struggles against the Rangers, most fans seem to think the Canes have a good shot at moving on.

More than three-fourths of fans believe the Hurricanes have a serious shot at the Stanley Cup.

The Hurricanes return to action Saturday at noon for game one of their qualifying round series against the New York Rangers. The team will be without Dougie Hamilton, and possibly Martin Necas, but it’ll be important to get off to a good start.

There isn’t much of a silver lining for fans if things go wrong. According to the survey, only 23% of fans would want their team to tank for an opportunity to draft Alexis Lafrenière.

To vote in the Reacts surveys and have your voice heard each week, sign up here.