raleighcaniac

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  1. raleighcaniac

    UFA-Trades-RFA

    Don’t make me weep. Outstanding food...
  2. raleighcaniac

    UFA-Trades-RFA

    Cheeseburgers, large fries and shake.
  3. raleighcaniac

    Off-Season 2018

    My last comment on the subject because its off-thread...I did a quick search on both owners and this is an article I found on Leonsis. I found info on Dundon and can say with pretty good conviction he would never do what what Leonsis did. I think Leonsis would be the more empathetic owner to work for. Leonsis.docx
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    Off-Season 2018

    Luke DeCock is the source. Guess Dundon couldn't afford to carry the cost. He's only a billionaire after all.
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    Off-Season 2018

    A small aside from the player speculation was that Dundon upped employee healthcare contribution so that an employee with a family just took a disposable income pay cut of $6k. Not high paying jobs to begin with plus odd hours. Compare that to Caps Ted Leonis who flew all employees out to Vegas half for one game and half for the other because as he said they’re a part of this family’s success. Dundon the Mr. Scrooge?
  6. raleighcaniac

    UFA-Trades-RFA

    Get that ‘gray beard’ Shea Weber. He’s still got plenty of gas in the tank and instant creds. His big contract will help Canes get to the minimum floor amount.
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    UFA-Trades-RFA

    Saw a newspaper sports thread that St. Louis GM has been given the green light moneywise by ownership to get the team a number 1 center via UFA or trade. Tavares will be in McDavid, Toews income bracket range if he leaves NY. Even dreaming he comes to a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in 9 years in the $8-10m range per year on a 5-7 year deal? Keep it a dream, where it belongs.
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    Hurricanes need a Rival for next season !

    For whatever reason Southern teams just don’t get into the rivalry thing. When did Tampa, Panthers, Thrashers or Canes ever have a rivalry? Never. Meanwhile no matter how crap or good, or one team crap the other good, Edmonton/Calgary, Philly/Pit, Habs/Leafs, Habs/Boston, Leafs/Boston, Rangers/Philly etc etc always have a kick your *edit* rivalry going. Year in year out.
  9. raleighcaniac

    Off-Season 2018

    Rose colored glasses will never get old in Canes Country.
  10. raleighcaniac

    Stanley Cup Discussion

    Caps are playing because the Champs will get an invite to DC. Wait...how does that work?
  11. raleighcaniac

    Off-Season 2018

    Seven years for any Pro minus maybe the 1%ers of talent in the league is a crazy deal and EKs not a 1%er. From EK’s or any players perspective however it’s a grand slam for major $ and certainty.
  12. raleighcaniac

    Off-Season 2018

    Although it’s a pro’s job to get themselves ‘up’ for a game I think Skinner after 8 years is burned out playing for a loser and it shows in his numbers, further exacerbated by roulette wheel line mates who aren’t top end. It’s what was happening to Evander Kane (Thrashers, Jets, Slugs) until he got traded to a playoff team and his play went through the roof. I think that’s what would happen if Skinner was traded to a for-sure playoff team, and got reasonably permanent quality linemates. Same for Ryan O’Reilly playing on the Slugs. Canes will need to be an all that team next season for Skins to want to resign imo.
  13. raleighcaniac

    Off-Season 2018

    Lindys had 5 seasons to show us he’s a finisher and it’s an easy conclusion that he is not. He is simply not a goal scorer. Strong skater, solid playmaker but goal scoring? Not at this level. Would rather see him gone than Skinner, a perennial 20+ goal scorer on a goal starved team.
  14. raleighcaniac

    UFA-Trades-RFA

    I still think Ward could be a reliable backup with 20-25 games/yr. He was excellent in that roll until Darlings collapse became official and Ward got forced promoted. It’s Darling that has to go imo. Unlike an individual skater who can have an off year and get redemption the next I think the team mojo with Darling is bad and if he even lets in one bad goal costing the team a win in the first 5-10 games of the season the howling will be worse than a blizzard; bad mojo. Somehow the committee has got to get him out of here and find a replacement. Keeping Mongo and getting rid of Cam is window dressing that doesn’t count for diddly.
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    UFA-Trades-RFA

    Reading that Boston is interested in Hannifin for Tory Krug, a prospect and 2nd round pick. Krug not a big guy but doesn’t let that interfere with his game and is strong on the PP. Last he also plays with heart something that’s in short supply here. Gotta give to get.