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  1. On 8/24/2018 at 2:11 PM, wxray1 said:


    No, not surprised that Rock Around the Clock didn't make it.  I am extremely surprised that Jump Jive an' Wail did make it though!



    EDIT: OH MAN!  After I posted this, I read the rest of the comments and somehow racial stuff snuck in.  My choice of Jump Jive An' Wail has nothing to do with it!  It is a cool song, if you go for 65 year old songs. 

    remember, I'm old


    On 8/24/2018 at 4:16 PM, top-shelf-1 said:

    The Brian Setzer Orchestra had a hit with it a few years back, too:




    Jump Blues and Swing are too radical for the PNC Arena faithful...  Though I do remember years ago they used to play a bit of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s “You Know You Wrong!” whenever the ref made a questionable call against the Canes.  

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  2. An article in the The Wall Street Journal about weathly parents spending big bucks so their kids can have pro-like practice and training facilities in their backyard.  Why sharing?  Interestingly, the article includes Rod Brind’Amour among the wealthy parents featured!  




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  3. Best wishes to Chuck!  I think this is a business decision that obviously is especially tough because it is Chuck Kaiton Hall of Fame Broadcaster with all those years with the franchise.  More teams will be going the TV simulcast route on radio in the coming years though.


    Maybe for the radio audiance, Forslund can break into his great Chuck Kaiton impression from time to time...!!! ?

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  4. 2 minutes ago, OBXer said:


    It was worth the read if only to get to this link

    Paul Lukas' favorite Hurricanes jersey is still this one.


    I’ve seen quite a few of the Honeymooners episodes over the years, but don’t recall that scene.  Funny!  CanesVision needs to incorporate that into some of the Canes Jumbotron clips!

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  5. 5 hours ago, top-shelf-1 said:

    It'll be interesting to see if Rod rounds out the coaching team with his old teammates. Have to think Wesley gets the D, at least.


    26 minutes ago, hopper915 said:

    So does that mean we'll see Ronnie too? Maybe run the PP?


    Why not?  Heck, maybe they’ll bring in Nic Wallin for OT, Scott Walker for Fighting, Sami Kapanen for Skating.  Maybe be innovative and bring back some “anti-coaches” for how not to do it like Anton Babchuk for Blasting from the Point!  There has to be plenty of others—add some more! 

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  6. Rafters no.  But I did think it would have been great if the Canes wore a No. 9 Howe patch the season before last in remembrance of his passing in the summer of ‘16 which would honor his Whaler tie (however brief) and contributions to this great game.  Opportunity missed.  Frankly, the league could have done better with remembrances for Mr. Hockey that season too...

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  7. 3 hours ago, Kyrule said:

    For those that don't know, Svechnikov's brother (Evgeny) is in the Red Wings organization (drafted 19th overall in 2015). He has underperformed to this point but he is also young. 


    One YouTube guy that does hockey prospect analysis said that he is not worried about Andrei going back to Russia on his own, but rather he would be concerned if his brother doesn't make the NHL and goes to the KHL.


    Even then, I seriously doubt Andrei would give up his dream to go back to Russia to be with his brother.


    Of course as I write this I see there was an article on the Red Wings official site titled "Andrei Svechnikov dreams of playing with his brother as Red Wings."


    I still don't think he would leave the NHL if successful...


    The Canes have been known to go out and get a player’s brother on the team to make things happy, so there’s that...

  8. 15 minutes ago, Manwolf said:

    Sabres were the lowest scoring team in NHL this season.  They were 3rd worst for GA.  Not a sure thing they'll take Dahlin.

    Buffalo’s boards have changed the title of their Draft thread to include “Welcome Dahlin!” so the fans at least think it’s a sure thing...lol

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  9. 9 hours ago, caniac-1-1 said:

    Are there any legal issues with putting the camera on a person wearing a visiting team's jersey and adding insulting captions, like they used to do with players in the penalty box?


    8 hours ago, top-shelf-1 said:

    I think you misunderstood caniac's idea. Just a random shot, as done with the kiss cam or any of the other fan-featuring video interludes, just targeting people in other-than-Canes gear, with a caption (like maybe, "Wrong barn, cowpoke!"). 


    Or, you were being sarcastic. :shifty:


    This was many years ago at PNC, probably RBC Center at the time.  I think the Canes were playing Boston and during the Kiss Cam they go through several couples then fix on a pair of men wearing Bruins jerseys, two more couples, then back to the Boston guys, crowd laughs, repeat.  The Boston guys were not amused.  The last time the camera fixed on the Boston guys, one of them flipped the camara the bird. And that was the end of that!  Never saw anything similar at later games, I think lesson learned.

  10. 9 minutes ago, hopper915 said:

    So now the big question. Candidates for the GM job????


    Paul Fenton - he’s Assistant GM with Nashville and has been associated with the team since the beginning.  Nashville, similar to Carolina, is a lower budget team that needs to develop players and be smart with contracts to have success.  They’ve done things exceptionally well compared to Carolina.  He seems worth pursuing.  And the team Fenton first played for in his NHL days?  The Hartford Whalers!


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  11. On 3/5/2018 at 9:02 AM, super_dave_1 said:

    The last game of the 2007/2008 season, the Canes needed to beat Florida to win the SE and make the playoffs.  Washington had been on a tear.  Florida beat the Canes (at home) 4 to 3 in game 82 to knock the Canes out.  I was there.


    In the last game of the 2010/2011 season, the Canes needed either the Rangers to lose, or to beat TB to make the playoffs for the last wildcard.  The Rangers won the afternoon game forcing the Canes to have to win to make it.  TB beat the Canes (at home) 6-2.  I was there.


    Talk about your kick in the cods.

    Back in those days, the Canes had the “Fan Appreciation Game” with the “jersey off the players back” thing as the last game of the season.  Talk about a wretched experience having the team come out after blowing the playoffs and go through that.  Only a handful of fans stayed (as you say “I was there”).  Mrs. Storm and I got a good laugh when in more recent seasons, the Canes moved the Fan Appreciation/Jersey Off The Back thing to like the second or third to last home game instead of the last one to avoid that similar fate.  Who says this organization is incapable of learning from mistakes?  Of course winning the dang game would be preferred to moving the promotion...

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  12. 3 hours ago, slapshot02 said:

    Yeah and the contract runs to the age of 39. Does he come with cases of Geritol?

    Rick DiPietro’s contract ran through 2021...now that’s a contract!  Surely he’s ‘healthy’ by now, maybe the Canes can bring him back for his second PTO with the club? :lol:

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  13. 10 hours ago, BoDarville said:

    I'm a bit late after Saturday's game, but it was an excellent time! The arena staff were great, the crowd was electric and we won in fairly convincing fashion. We stopped by the player entrance after the game (also because we parked on the other side of it) and Jordan Staal, Slavin, Nordstrom and Derek Ryan each signed autographs for about 10 minutes.

    I've seldom if ever encountered a more friendly arena staff.

    Good to recognize and I agree, having been to a huge number of Canes games and lots of professional sporting events elsewhere, the PNC Arena staff are almost always very courteous and friendly.  Not the norm in many other venues...

  14. 8 hours ago, bluedevil58 said:

    Well this is interesting.  I'm not sure how I feel here.  I like the Jersey.  But that Jersey isn't our culture.   I would like to see others perspective.   To me, this is a sales strategy. 


    I like it—and whatever this team can do to generate revenue is good.  The Whalers have a mystique—after all this time fans still seem to long for and love The Whale.  The NHL sells Whaler merchandise.  I was at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto a few years ago and bought a Ron Francis Whaler shirt at the HOF store.  Why the Canes have for years turned down ‘free money’ is strange.  I went to a Dallas Stars game awhile back and they had lots of North Stars merchandise in their team store (I eyed a Dino Ciccarelli jersey, but I resisted the purchase temptation!)


    The only Whaler nod that I can recall at a Canes game was during the 2006 Stanley Cup run, they played the Brass Bonanza during the pre-game at 2 or 3 games. 

  15. I can understand Season Ticket Holders...er Members being a little put off by the ‘move on down’ and other discount things.  I’m a long-time STM and I think we have to give the new owner a chance.  He’s trying to shake things up on many levels in the organization.  Trying to shake the stinking funk that has clung to this franchise for a decade can’t be easy...I’m giving him a wide berth and a pass....for now.



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