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GM's Grind Jam Grind's GM experience with the Carolina Hurricanes has been a successful one since taking over in the 2012-2013 season, with teams reaching the Cup Finals, and many ECF's, but they had never won the Cup. Until now. The Carolina Hurricanes knocked off the Dallas Stars, who had been champions for the past two seasons in 7 games, overcoming a 0-2 series deficit. Final playoff roster was:

Jeff Skinner (SNP 89) - Logan Couture (PLY 89) - Pat Kane (SNP 88)
James Neal (PWF 85)- Jordan Staal (TWF 85) - Nail Yakupov (SNP 81)
Drayson Bowman(SNP 83) - Calle Jarnkrok (PLY 81) - Oscar Lindberg (TWF 80)
Corey Tropp (TWF 81) - Juri Tlusty (PLY 81) - D. Smith-Pelly (PWF 80)

Jake Gardiner (TWD 88) - Seth Jones (TWD 88)
Aaron Ekblad (TWD 85) - Jamie McBain (OFD 85)
Bobby Sanguinetti (TWD 83) - Dan Girardi (DFD 83)

Steven Veilleux (HYB 88)
Jacob Blair (HYB 81)


With an elite roster like this, (yes, Salary Cap is ON) GM Grind Jam Grind was getting frustrated when they fell into an 0-2 hole in the first and last rounds, but the guys pulled through and dethroned Dallas. (To whom they had lost 2 years ago in the SCF)

Jeff Skinner led playoff scoring with 35 points in 26 games. Logan Couture had 32, and Patrick Kane had 24.
Goaltender Steven Veilleux had a 2.38 GAA and .9235 sv%. Smith-Pelly and Dan Girardi were trade-deadline acquisitions.

Awards: Jeff Skinner earned the Conn Smythe. Steven Veilleux won the Ted Lindsay, while Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne won the Vezina.

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