The Carolina Hurricanes were founded in 1971 as the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association (WHA). The franchise was renamed the Hartford Whalers when they joined the NHL in 1979 as part of the NHL-WHA merger. After largely struggling in Hartford, the franchise moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1997 and were rebranded as the Carolina Hurricanes. The Hurricanes have had periods of sustained success since then, appearing in two Stanley Cup Finals and hoisting The Cup in 2005-06. Buy cheap Carolina Hurricanes tickets on TickPick this season at the guaranteed best prices.