Hurricanes To Be Sold

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The owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, Peter Karmanos Jr.,  has found a buyer for the team. The former CEO of the Texas Rangers got a signed letter of intent which will need to be approved by the NHL before it’s official. The agreement requires that the Hurricanes remain in Raleigh, so no need for jerseys to be burned. The price of the team hasn’t been disclosed, but last year Forbes approximated the team’s worth at $230 million. That price tag is a whole lot bigger than when Karmanos bought the franchise formally known as the Hartford Whalers in 1994 for $48 million. And, this may have happened a day too late for Throwback Thursday, but here's a look back at when the Whalers came to town and became the Hurricanes.