Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford knows under the new CBA the Hurricanes will be expected to increase their revenue at a similar pace that bigger-market teams do.
Salaries will be down at the start of the CBA, but that doesn't change the ultimate goal. "The market's still going to continue to grow, which is going to be helpful," Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said Thursday. "Hopefully the economy continues to grow. And hopefully our team plays well. You get those three factors, then that makes that road a little smoother. If you don't get all three, it makes it a little harder. And if you don't get any, then it becomes a little more unrealistic, maybe very, very difficult."