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  1. Oooo yeah, I just bought a Ducks shirt at the Honda Centre about a week ago, and I love how the number looks. The logo on the front is like it too.

    And I've seen the ones at the Eye and I really like them like that, they're very nice!

    Yeah, WTP, now that you've jumped on the Canes' bandwagon with your new sig., you'll be buying a boatload of 'em at the Eye.... :D

  2. At the risk of agitating things even more, I think Hoyle is getting a bit of a bum rap ... Let's just say the sum of this thread, to capture both extremes, is: The fan base and interest overall in the Canes and the sport locally (judging by things like local news coverage, office "water cooler" talk, the number of car magnets-flags-license plates, etc.) has come a LOOOOOONG way in a relatively short time .... but it could be better. Fair enough?


  3. WhatThePuck - I roared with laughter over your "new" sig! I love it! - and your great sense of humor. It is HILARIOUS. Well, to me at least - sorry!

    You're a good sport, and the rest of us get a real true bust-a-gut laugh. Thanks! :lol:

    And WhatThePuck, to echo IrishIce, your signature gave me a big laugh too. :lol:

    Hehe. Thanks!

    It's upsetting to have to see that after all my posts though :P

    Hey, Whatthepuck, I hesitate to ask, but what would you have gotten if the Habs had won? Must have been pretty sweet to risk all this "humiliation"! 8)


  4. Tampa, while I appreciate has a much bigger population base than us, draws sellouts or close night in and night out. (Tampa currently averages 100.8% capacity and their record to date is worse than ours.) I was just hoping that our Cup win would have a similar effect on the fan base here that it had to Tampa's -- I marvel at how they have taken to supporting their team.


  5. I was there and quite disappointed with the turn-out too. Weather, week night, basketball…all fine as excuses, but it was also a 2 for 1 season ticket holder appreciation night and a quality opponent like Montreal that is fun to watch (and it was a terrific game to watch). For some reason, there weren't even many Habs fans there either; they usually have more of a presence. :(

    I do agree with babchuckbabe that Saturday’s Boston game should be full, but the defending Champs deserve better than 13,000 for a game like last night.

    And WhatThePuck, to echo IrishIce, your signature gave me a big laugh too. :lol:


  6. Definitely the red and in general, I prefer dark home colors. Since they are your team colors, it just makes sense to me to wear them at home. Besides that it allows us fans to be more creative come playoff time instead of every single fanbase in the league doing a "whiteout" at home.

    As an aside, as has been previously mentioned, the league hasn't "always" had white homes prior to the switch in '02. The 1951-1952 season was the first year the NHL mandated that all teams had to wear a certain color at home and a certain color away (prior to that, teams could pretty much do what they want, although all but Chicago went with darks at home). Since then here's how it's gone down:

    1951-1955 - Home Whites

    1955-1970 - Home Darks

    1970-2002 - Home Whites

    2002-present - Home Darks

    In last night's Boston at Toronto game, I noticed that Boston as the road team was wearing their dark jerseys and Toronto was wearing white at home. Do teams have an option to wear white at home? Do they need League approval? Or is this just another one of those 'the Leafs can do whatever they want' things?

    What you saw was Toronto wearing their 3rd jersey. Toronto's 3rd jersey is white (as is Montreal's - the only two teams in the league to do so) so those would be the only two exceptions to the "home darks" rule

    Upon reflection, indeed that was their third jersey...thanks for the explanation Garnetpalmetto!

  7. Definitely the red and in general, I prefer dark home colors. Since they are your team colors, it just makes sense to me to wear them at home. Besides that it allows us fans to be more creative come playoff time instead of every single fanbase in the league doing a "whiteout" at home.

    As an aside, as has been previously mentioned, the league hasn't "always" had white homes prior to the switch in '02. The 1951-1952 season was the first year the NHL mandated that all teams had to wear a certain color at home and a certain color away (prior to that, teams could pretty much do what they want, although all but Chicago went with darks at home). Since then here's how it's gone down:

    1951-1955 - Home Whites

    1955-1970 - Home Darks

    1970-2002 - Home Whites

    2002-present - Home Darks

    In last night's Boston at Toronto game, I noticed that Boston as the road team was wearing their dark jerseys and Toronto was wearing white at home. Do teams have an option to wear white at home? Do they need League approval? Or is this just another one of those 'the Leafs can do whatever they want' things?

  8. I don't get the Champion's Club... The only time I've seen more than a handful of people in it was for opening night 1 & 2. There are SO many more things that the $$ spent on that could've gone to to support this team.
    I agree with you, 300, about the Champion’s Club. I raised an eyebrow when they announced they were doing that. Seems like not the best move in looking at the usage rate of that space so far. They mentioned during the Rangers/Tampa Bay game the other night that the Rangers set aside a prime box at MSG where they fill it full of underprivileged kids, exposing them to the game and giving them a chance to meet some of the players. I thought that a cool way to both give back to the community and grow interest in the sport.

    And -- just to stay on topic -) -- when it comes to noise level in the arena, kids can be the loudest.


  9. After the game, everyone hangs out and watches the puck drop in time tith the ball in NYC. It is an awesome time. I think that in the past you could buy a breakfast buffet too.

    I'll add when the big puck hits the ice at midnight, the "goal horn" sounds followed by the various music usually played following a goal. A great hockey lover way to ring in the new year! Very fun, you will enjoy. :thumbup:


  10. Just thought I'd add the snipped from the USA Today article from June 9, 2006, that mentioned screaming "red" as what us Canes fans do. Too bad it is imbedded in a very flattering piece on us as model fans:

    If you want a model for how fans should support their team and behave, the Hurricanes might be your best bet. They might have the league's best collection of tailgaters. They come early, hold a cookout and enjoy themselves immensely. In the Finals, they have been polite and respectful toward the Canadian national anthem. You don't hear a peep from anyone during the singing of O Canada. They sing the U.S. anthem and everyone shouts "Red" when that word pops up in the song. The Hurricanes play in red uniforms. And this group cheers loudly and passionately for its team. It's doubtful there is any building with louder fans.

  11. In the Baltimore-Washington area at sporting events, the fans scream “O!†(for Orioles) during the final “O say does that…†I didn’t think it respectful there either. As for the Canes, prior to the playoffs last year, only a handful of State fans yelled “Red†during the anthem. Unfortunately during the playoffs, especially the Finals, nearly the whole arena started to emphasize “Redâ€. Even worse, in USA Today and other news outlets during the playoffs, screaming “Red†was reported as being a Hurricane fan “custom†because we wear red. So now what was something that was a carry-over from a few NCSU fans and not Canes fans at large has been documented as a Hurricane fan tradition. Bummer. :(


  12. I voted Red and do prefer it a bit more, so am happy it's the home jersey (now). Unlike some of the posters here, I think the eye logo is very cool, clever and well done. I moved to NC the same year as the Canes and, as silly as it sounds, their nickname, team colors, and logo were one of the things that attracted me to the team. As far as having the flag on the chest, wouldn’t that look awkward…unless the guys are skating sideways! :wink:


  13. I think the one point for the overtime loss was negotiated in the labor agreement years ago at the time the overtime period was added. Players didn't want to play beyond regulation unless they were sure of getting something for it. Not sure if that's factual, but I seem to recall reading that somewhere.

    For me, I hate the idea of the overtime loss point. No other sport that I'm aware of gives "credit" for a loss in overtime. Football, baseball, basketball, an overtime loss is just a loss, nothing special. It does skew the standings to have some games worth a total of 3 points and others only 2. This will never fly, and will make the standings even more confusing to read, but if the overtime loss point must stay, then I say make a regulation win worth 3 points! That way, every game has equal weight in the standings.

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