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  1. 1 hour ago, KJUNKANE said:

    ... The only values I see in this farcical show, billed as The All Star Game, is that it allows the host city to show off its pride, and I suppose the players enjoy brief relaxation. So, in my eyes, those are the pros.

     

    One of my favorite hockey-related memories is during the 2011 All Star Game in Raleigh when Mrs. Storm and I served as volunteers and got to take in a lot of everything during our off time.  The City of Raleigh and the team really did a super job hosting that weekend.  Our best gig as volunteers is when we got Stanley Cup duty.  I was the guy standing near the Cup and was the volunteer telling folks when it was their turn to go up for Cup photos.  It was great chatting with the fans from all over North America and the excitement they had, especially the kids, when it was their turn to get with the Cup.  Mrs. Storm was moderating a queue in that same area, but she mostly was with ”Cup Keeper” Phil Pritchard for those that wanted a photo with him.  She was able to have some cool conversations with him about his job as Stanley Cup keeper and some of the interesting experiences he’s had.  Those are the kind of things that make the All Star weekend a great “event”.

     

    Does that make the All Star game a great “game”?  No, it is not a game, it is at best an exhibition, a friendly, or maybe a facsimile is a better term.  Does anybody really want or expect to see “real” hockey?  Hard hits, cross checks, diving to block shots, fights...?  If you do, well, this ‘game’ is not and never will be for you.  But as an event to celebrate hockey especially for the host city and the fans that go, it is generally a winner.

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  2. 5 minutes ago, Bonivan said:

    https://www.nhl.com/news/statement-from-ron-franics-on-bill-peters/c-311996950 link to Ronnie's statement. I would like more details regarding what exactly was briefed. It might be "there was an accident between coach and players but I've handled it" without any other details.

    Right, it is foolhardy, I think, for Francis to have been vague about it.  If he provided a copy of a written reprimand or some written briefing that included details to management, Francis should have said so to kill that issue.  Why fuel speculation?  If the “briefing” he provided wasn’t specific, he should have said something now with a ‘while I communicated it to management I could have done it better’ in his statement to defuse it from coming out later.

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  3. 9 hours ago, slapshot02 said:

    It is interesting that my wife's take was the same. She fully believes that Karmanos knew all along. I'm not so sure.

    Francis issued a statement that was pretty light on details but the key detail of note was that he “briefed ownership” on the Bill Peters incident and his actions.  Ball now in Karmanos’ court if he would care to respond... :popcorn:

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  4. 2 hours ago, caneswincup said:

    You can have a brilliant hockey mind and still be a PoS.

     

    45 minutes ago, caniac6 said:

    What one thing that happened here would make you think that Peters had a brilliant hockey mind?


    How about Bill Peter’s brilliant “race to 3 goals” principle that swept the hockey coaching world??? And who could forget the wrestling belt and fireman’s hat (and ax!) as great team motivators, truly inspired coaching genius! 😜

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  5. Michal Jordan’s allegations are interesting as he claims the physical abuse occurred to him and other players on the bench during a game!  I guess it is possible, but you’d think a camera or fans would have noticed the coach whacking a player in the back of the head or kicking him.  If it did happen on the bench and Rod witnessed, then the Canes get dragged into this mess too.  Curse you Bill Peters!


  6. Canes are putting the “No” in November.   There are so many leaks in the S.S. Carolina, it is hard to know where to begin.  Mediocre to bad goaltending, especially in backup, some injuries (was Martinook that critical to the team’s success?  Maybe so!), defensive breakdowns, and offense that can’t finish.  Now sitting out of a playoff spot and one game above .500.  Season’s crossroad ahead in these games before Thanksgiving.


  7. Little Storm’s favorite player by far is Cam so she was thrilled with this classy move by the Canes.

     

    Jersey retirement, like some, I’m a little torn as to that and don’t know if I want the Canes to hang a banner after every long time player retirement just like NCSU hangs a banner every time they win a basketball game (or so it seems from the clutter in the rafters), but I certainly will make a special effort to be at the ceremony if there is one.


  8. Has it been confirmed that the long-promised new larger video screens are going in PNC for this season?  If not, WRAL just confirmed it as they were doing a live spot from PNC for a piece on Ticketmaster fees and showed a big crane on the PNC arena floor with an oh-by-the-way explanation that a new JumboTron is being installed.  Woohoo...

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  9. 3 hours ago, realmdrakkar said:

    For a fleeting second i thought you meant Paul Maurice and i was about to go running for the hills.

     

    Me and Mrs. Storm were in Winnipeg a couple weeks ago and a car pulled past us with Winnipeg Jets flags flying from each window.  Mrs. Storm says, “Take your flags down dude, the playoffs have been over for you for a month!”

     

    I deadpan, “He can’t, didn’t you see who’s car that was?  It was Paul Maurice!” 😂

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  10. 40 minutes ago, Canesfanforever said:

    He is not our head case anymore but i find it interesting that adam fox is playing on team usa in the iihf .   Was he really that  good ? 

    Must be, Canes have a hard time letting go of him.  If you go to the Canes web page to the "Team" "In the system" roster, as of this afternoon, it still shows Adam Fox listed with the Canes.  When you click his name, it shows his affiliation as the Rangers, but someone hasn't updated the Canes prospect roster yet... 😉


  11. On 5/16/2019 at 9:55 PM, AWACSooner said:

    2. Re-up both goalies.  IMO, Pete for 4x$6M, Mac for 2x$2.5M.  Buy out Mongo while we’re at it.

     

    Wouldn’t Alex Nedeljkovic get one of those goalie slots on the big club next year?  He’s developed exactly as you dream about for a goalie and accomplished everything you can ask for in the AHL; deep playoff run, all star, goalie of the year award.  I like too that he didn’t wet his pads on his one big call-up opportunity this year, getting the start in Vancouver where the Canes never win, he was solid in the 5-2 victory, shutting the door after the Canucks went up 2-1.  His NHL stats are limited but juicy in two appearances, 1.33 GAA and .953 save percentage.  


  12. 8 hours ago, remkin said:

    Great LeafFans 1967!

     

    Curious if as a Candian you have a take on Don Cherry's ongoing feud with our Bunch of Jerks?

    Hey remkin, Leafsfan1967 covered the early part of the feud nicely in part with this snippet from the post above:  

    “...my kids have been enjoying the "Surge".   When Don Cherry, a man who I admire, came out and called the players jerks.  My boys and I realized he has lost touch.   This is the greatest game in the world and if these professional athletes are still having fun at this level what better message to send to the kids playing this fantastic game...


  13. 1 hour ago, gocanes0506 said:

    I think its a little lazy and they could have made a new shirt.  

     

    Well, I thought it was pretty clever.  Cherry's first rant was referring to the team as jerks, this more recent rant is really directed to the fans as being jerks so thought this addition tied it all together nicely.

     

    I'm sure Cherry will be turning his ire toward Stormy and Hamilton the pig next...so maybe Canes marketing can be more creative with those! 😉

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