raleighcaniac

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  1. raleighcaniac

    Off-Season 2018

    Sold my 26 year old company with a 2 year Consult back contract last Fall. I live in Europe now. Seeing the Canes from afar has zero emotional quality than did living 20 minutes from the rink in Raleigh. Definitely not miserable with the new lifestyle, my friend. Bless your heart for inquiring however.
  2. raleighcaniac

    Goal Song

    Agree with Hags that this team needs to adopt some abrasiveness and if even a meaningless goal scoring song pushes the team in that direction, good. Be honest and you’ll agree the Canes strike zero physical fear into any team they have played since Scottie Walker retired.
  3. raleighcaniac

    Goal Song

    If the song that everyone will come to appreciate is being played 5-6 times a game and the Canes are only a 500 team it will mean our Goaltending situation is grim beyond belief. FYI each team has their own goal scoring routine and won’t change. Visit a few rinks and you’ll agree.
  4. raleighcaniac

    Goal Song

    Everyone will be thrilled if it’s played 5-6 times each game.
  5. raleighcaniac

    Goal Song

    Dundon will make you so tired of winning you’ll be begging ‘Tom, please stop. We’re exhausted from winning and singing/dancing Raise Up 5 times each game. We can’t handle all the winning.’
  6. raleighcaniac

    Off-Season 2018

    Actually I just don’t subscribe to irrational exuberance. Everyone here has seen this off season performance before; new coach(es), new system, new faces, pre-season hype, this is the year etc etc all leading to a dull thud. I expect this years edition to be better but there remain holes in this lineup that the team is counting on untested NHLers to fill or in the case of the keepers a total 180. Is this edition capable of leapfrogging a bunch of teams to make the playoffs? I think they will still need more help than what they’ve got presently.
  7. raleighcaniac

    Off-Season 2018

    If, if and if. On any 23 man roster in the NHL there will always be a player or two who disappointment through the course of a season on each team. Who will it be on the Canes? Hopefully not the goalies but if they struggle early what then?
  8. raleighcaniac

    Off-Season 2018

    Lack of goaltending and strength down the middle don’t bode well plus a new coaching staff yet to prove itself. Will the Canes be better? Probably. The question is how much.
  9. raleighcaniac

    Off-Season 2018

    But it will be easy to make excuses if the boys have a shaky 10 game start; takes time to gel etc etc.
  10. raleighcaniac

    UFA-Trades-RFA

    Candy Canes could use a Kadri. Our top 6 isn’t special enough to ignore a pickup like him if available.
  11. raleighcaniac

    Trade- Jeff Skinner to Buffalo

    Judging by what they got Canes didn’t seem too interested in That part of the equation which is odd. Getting unproven prospects for a proven top 6 winger who will be good for 35/35 goals doesn’t make Canes mgmt look to swift. Meantime win or lose Jeff skates in front of a sellout crowd every home game.
  12. raleighcaniac

    Trade- Jeff Skinner to Buffalo

    I doubt Skins even looked in the rear view mirror after getting traded. With suspect goaltending again, another 4-6 new faces coming into the lineup again, new coaching staff again, and a rookie owner, why wouldn’t he be thinking it’s just another Canes season; different year same s**t. Canes coaching and management have mis-managed this player who was a great pick to include right up to the end and what they got in return.
  13. raleighcaniac

    Trade- Jeff Skinner to Buffalo

    Good thing TS isn’t a medical examiner or this would get out of control quicker than Wiz lasting 35 seconds as a Cane.
  14. raleighcaniac

    UFA-Trades-RFA

    Canes need a center with a proven track record. Check. Canes need some additional veteran leadership to help along the kids. Check. Canes no longer need Faulk. Check.
  15. raleighcaniac

    Trade- Jeff Skinner to Buffalo

    I suspect Skins is motivated and happy to move on from what has been years of failure from Canes mgmt to ice a competitive team; pre-season hype to dull thud year after year. No reason for him to think this year would be any different with yet another 4-6 new faces in the line up and highly questionable goaltending. It’s pretty clear he wasn’t going to resign here so Canes got what they could for a guy with 1 yr left on his contract. IMO I think he’s in Buf for one year, plays lights out and signs a big contract with a bona fide contender. Canes mis-played this great pick by never improving.