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  1. About 10 years ago.... or however long ago it was that Pittsburgh played at The Igloo.... John: "Here we are at the Igloo getting ready for the second game this season between the Hurricanes and the Pittsburgh Penguins...." Tripp: "(silent pause).....you ever been in a REAL igloo?" The delivery was gold and me and my wife still laugh about it. So random, so Tripp. Have spoken with the guy several times away form hockey. We used to both frequent a certain late night breakfast spot. Super nice guy.
  2. Oh yeah! As much as I can! It's awesome out here! I'll be out of the country next week or I'd offer to buy you a beer! Mountains still have snow.....Took these on my ride before work this morning.....
  3. I live 3 hours north of where you are (see screen name), if you're in the NP area. Enjoy! We have a great state! If you're a mountain biker, wait until next April/May and come on over. Nothing compares! Of course, there is Alta in the winter and the other resorts......plus the backcountry.....Not "flushing" anything. That's why I said "honor your past..." Either way, we're all on the same train! Let's go Canes!
  4. I'd rather see them win Game 4 at home in their blacks for another sweep... Look, I get it, there's history there. But we are not the freaking Whalers! In fact we've been in the NHL longer as the Canes than the Whalers, so can we dump the "Whalers/Bruins rivalry" garbage? Honor your past, but embrace your present and future. BTW - I was a Whaler fan......
  5. Don't be a "jerk"....shave! Well, be a jerk, but.....you know what I mean!
  6. Altaholic

    2019 Playoffs

    Know your role....his isn't fighting. It's a lesson for him for sure, but it came at the absolute worst time. He's learning about not being selfish and letting other players play their role, etc. It's good for him, but it hurt the team. He'll learn.....
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    2019 Playoffs

    After the fun and the fanfare of making it in, the best thing as far as getting into the playoffs for me is all of those Canes fans that have never experienced a playoff series. I absolutely love it that some of my fellow Caniacs are going to get to (finally) see playoff hockey. Think about it. It's been so long that toddlers back in 2009 are teenagers now! A guy who can now legally buy beer at the arena was in the 5th grade the last time the Canes went. And some newer fans have only heard the stories about the last series...or the Cup run! Way back at the start of this franchise in NC, the Canes had a slogan to get fans to the games of, "You'll know when you go." My advice to you is to go to a game. If you are even contemplating it, GO! There is nothing like it!
  8. Totally agree. Remember when everyone got all bent about Jack Johnson not signing and staying at Michigan? He is a decent player, but he's a career -114 and was WAY overrated on his upside as an NHLer. He was supposed to be "the next Bobby Orr" or something.... He wasn't even the next *insert good d-man here*, and it likely cost him a cup in 2006.....which he has never won, by the way.....
  9. For what it's worth, there was a carbon fiber knee brace hanging in his locker area behind him during his post game interview last night..... Don't know if that's normal gear for him or not, but I'd never noticed it before.
  10. I'm pretty sure I have a team photo "pre-Rod" with Jeff Brown and someone else (Sean HIll?) doing it.....I think. But either way, hockey players have been reversing gloves in team photos since they started wearing gloves! Haha! And it's still funny for some reason! Go Canes!
  11. I was referring more to the fact that the guy that leaked the Ottawa team guys trashing their coach was an Uber driver......I'd never get into an Uber again if I was a player.
  12. I think we are because I think you also have to look at the parity in the league to make that comparison. This time last season (Nov 1st) we were 11 points behind the top team in the Eastern Conference (Tampa Bay). Right now, we're only 4 points behind the top team (Tampa again, go figure). To me that's a 7 point net gain to this point, not 1 point as you eloquently stated. I just think a direct comparison in relation to the other teams each season is a better look than a comparison against yourself season to season. We did finish 14 points out of a wildcard spot last season, so let's hope we can keep up with the rest of the league!
  13. This idea is as dumb as the Jets having a Thrashers night, the Coyotes having a Jets night, or Dallas having a North Stars night. In fact, the latter wore North Stars jerseys for an alumni game and Dallas fans just about blew a gasket. Accept your own identity. And to do it as a money grab/exposure event is even worse.
  14. I didn't leave the Canes....the Canes left me. Ugh......
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