WINNIPEG - After opening the 2017-18 regular season with two consecutive home games, it's time once again for the Carolina Hurricanes to jet set for their annual October road trip.
Over this stretch of nine days, the Canes will log over 4,500 miles in the air as they visit four cities in two countries. The road swing begins in Winnipeg before proceeding through Alberta and concluding in Dallas. Compared to recent years, it's not the most strenuous State Fair road trip, not by any means, and it allows a team that's played just two games in the first 10 days of the season to settle in to a rhythm.
"It's a good trip in the fact that we play four good teams," head coach Bill Peters said after practice on Thursday. "We get a little bit of time in between [games] and the travel is not atrocious, so there's going to be no excuses."