Actually…it’s Eric Staal bobblehead night at the RBC Center in Raleigh, NC tonight as the Carolina Hurricanes take on the Ottawa Senators. To me however, this looks a bit more like Spencer “King of all things Douche” Pratt(although I’m told looks more like Staal in person). Staal is of course deserving of a bobblehead in his honor as he is the Canes’ captain, led them to a Stanley Cup championship, and just won a gold medal playing for his home country of Canada. Pratt, not so much.
There are other reasons to head out to the RBC tonight if you’re in Raleigh and looking for something to do. For one, you can check these out. The Hurricanes just happen to have players who played for Finland(bronze), USA(silver), and Canada(gold) in the quite popular Olympic hockey tournament. Those medals will be on display and you can even have your picture taken with them.
Secondly, the Hurricanes team taking the ice tonight will be just a bit different than the one from a couple days ago. The Canes were quite busy before yesterday’s NHL trade deadline and in the process positioned itself for a strong future push. Below, is breakdown of the action.