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  1. Yes, that 30 for 30 documentary focused on the ‘miracle’ game from the Soviet perspective, if it’s the one I’m thinking of, which was very interesting. I also like the film “Miracle” and Kurt Russell’s portrayal of Herb Brooks. Good featurette on the DVD of Kurt getting some pointers from Herb on his coaching methods and what he was thinking at the time that I think aided Kurt in his acting role. Shame Herb was killed before the film debuted.
  2. My first real thought of the island in a looong time was when I got the Canes email the other day about Season Ticket renewal and playoff tickets and was like, “You know, I may actually need to budget for playoff tickets this year...” If I was smart, each year I should have been putting my annual playoff ticket money into a saver account until it was needed. If I had, I could afford a damn deluxe suite for all of us if they made it this year... 😄
  3. Whew boy, Ottawa is a bad looking hockey team in what I saw last night. Columbus must have been playing down to their competition because they didn’t look great for the 2 periods I saw. Slow motion hockey, looked like an alumni game.
  4. Unlike some of those other football leagues, the AAF has no desire to compete head-on with the NFL. It’s clear intention is to become a developmental league for the NFL. If the league can survive for a couple season where the NFL signs some sort of agreement with them, it will go a long way toward making the AAF to the NFL like the AHL is to the NHL...and, potentially, a good investment. I actually watched bits and pieces of a few of the AAF games, the quality of the play wasn’t bad and the TV production values were very good. I like some of the rule changes too. One rule change I’d like to see in the NHL is the AAF has a “Sky Judge” that serves a couple of functions, one is as the replay official—the big difference is the TV viewer actually gets to listen in on the conversations as the replay is being viewed and decided upon. I would love to listen in on what the NHL officials and Toronto are talking about when it comes to goalie interference challenges, for example.
  5. Sort of agree...deals for Ferland, Aho, others may fall into place—just have to assume they’ll happen, until they don’t. However, this AAF move just makes me nervous, like he’s a kid easily distracted by a shiny new thing. Hopefully, he remembers the Canes and doesn’t ignore them like a bunch of jerks... er, you know what I mean. 😄
  6. I actually like, or am at least usually amused by, Don Cherry—though I tend to like brazen, slightly crazy analysts (I’m going to miss Johnny Miller as a golf analyst, for example. Man, did he know how to tick off PGA players with his commentary!). I suspect, like he did when he lost the bet and had to wear Mike Commodore’s robe in 2006, we may see Mr. Cherry don a “bunch of jerks” t-shirt if the Canes can hold up their end of the bargain. More incentive for the chase! Whatever it takes!
  7. Hope he makes a suit out of them and wears it when the Canes make the finals...! 😜
  8. I’ve grown to like the Storm Surge. I have an interesting perspective as I’m a Minnesota Vikings fan too. A few years ago, I attended the Vikings home game where they first did the Skol Clap and the Vikings have had some of the NFL’s most creative TD celebrations in the past couple seasons, including two used recently by the Canes, Duck-Duck-Goose (or Duck-Duck-Gray Duck as the game is known in Minnesota) and the Limbo that the Canes did last night. I asked Little Storm, a big Vikes fan like her dad, what’s the best celebration the Vikings have done that the Canes haven’t used yet. She thought for a second and said, “Leap Frog!!!” Yikes, on ice with skates, probably not a good one for the Canes to copy...! 😱😜😂😂
  9. I think he gave the car to his parents. I also like the current all-star format with the tournament concept and 3-on-3 play.
  10. I think sleekfeeder just called both teams and said, “make this happen!”... 😉😄
  11. I care too, thanks for the info wxray. I was at the game today as well and noticed the 48 star flag, which I thought a little strange. Like slapshot02 said, they probably still need to read the instruction manual.
  12. It took a little prompting from one of his mates, but I like that Williams acknowledged the crowd during the announcement. Props as well to the Canevision crew for their pregame video of Stormy having a restless sleep, clearly having a nightmare, and then showing the horrifying images of Gritty that he is dreaming about, very funny.
  13. Thanks remkin, we’ll let ‘em know for sure too.
  14. In recent seasons, Mrs. Storm and I have been going to the Arena Club restaurant before some of the games. A generally decent meal and a couple drinks made watching bad hockey only part of the evening’s experience and thus it all was a little more bearable. We hadn’t been to the Arena Club restaurant yet this season and in looking at the menu for upcoming games I see that while the prices are the same or maybe went up a little, it looks like the meal no longer includes dessert! Who elimates dessert!?! Fan experience changes indeed...
  15. Much sympathy to Tripp and family. 😔
  16. So McElhinney is the only goalie of the three-headed monster with a winning record for the downgraded Hurricanes and a 3-1-0 record at that, but it seems the decision is he’s the odd man out. Does he get another shot?
  17. I was out of town but Mrs Storm went and said it was a little disorganized with the autographs, only 4 tables with very long lines. I’m a miniplanner now, but have been a full STM in the past and did enjoy some of the extra perks. I agree with hyena, if you’re going to dilute this event with miniplanners, you should add some event or something else more exclusive for full STMers. Any sports organization, particularly this one, should treat their full STMers royally.
  18. And where is the link to the line up sheet for the game? Mrs. Storm learned at opening night that line-up sheets were no longer available at the game, but was told if you wanted one you could print one from the Canes website. Maybe the line-up sheet is there, but in a quick look, I couldn’t find it...
  19. Haha...well, in this case I meant his injury “concern”...I know about all the other concerns with him! ?
  20. Haven’t checked much hockey news today: Any update on the “concern” with Darling?
  21. Me too. Last year, when Walmart and Nordstrom were on the ice together, I called that our Retail Line!
  22. I've read and understand some of the negative comments. To me, however, anything the Canes can do to earn some extra money until (if?) the on ice product improves and the fans return, they should do. The Whalers jersey is hugely popular across the country. I was in Minnesota last week and was in a hockey shop that had some retro gear, they had some Nordiques, some Avalanche, some Golden Seals stuff, but they had about four times more Whaler gear in stock than all those other retros! I went to the Hockey Hall of Fame for the first time about ten years ago and the only non-current team gear they had in their gift shop at that time was a Ron Francis Whaler T-Shirt. I bought it then and have worn it occasionally to Canes games since. Until fans return, I don't fault ownership for trying to get nickels and dimes anywhere they can. This will do that--and raise some interest and media attention to boot.
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