As a Canes fan, my initial reaction was that I really didn't like it. It is growing on me, but I still think it could have been a lot better with a few tweaks.
Right now, I just think its too red-heavy. Outside of the awful red ones they wore starting in 2013, they've always had a nice balance of red and black on all their jerseys, and this one... It loses that balance. I'm sure I'll eventually get over it, but right now its just so much red. I don't really care that it says Canes, as that's how they're called around here. You really don't ever hear anyone talking about the Hurricanes, its always about the Canes, and its pretty much been that way for the last 20 years. In terms of the issues I have with the jersey, that's very low on it.
But I think it would have been much better with a black wordmark, and the black/grey numbers from the previous set. That would have given it visual balance with the red and black. And, it would have allowed the flag motif on the C to stand out. (I also would have loved it if they only used the flags on the C for the Captaincy designation, and had a variant where they are on the A for the Alternate/Assistant)
But probably my biggest gripe is that they missed an opportunity to print money across the league by going with 'JERKS' over 'CANES'. That jersey would have been an incredibly hot seller across the hockey community. Such a missed opportunity that it makes me a little upset.
As for the 3 jerseys with no cohesion... I mean, if any franchise was going to go against the industry norm just for the sake of it, given everything they've done for past year or so, it was going to be them. And they were going to do it in a way that ruffled feathers elsewhere but people around here were going to like. And... judging by the reaction around Raleigh over them, it seems to be working.