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  1. You may want to file this under "believe it when I see it" ... but according to the schedule, Versus will re-broadcast the NHL Awards Show today at 4:30. I thought I would share for those, like me, that tuned in to the original Versus broadcast only to see two 'gentlemen' engaging in some form of fighting that was definitely not according to the rules set forth by the Marquess of Queensberry.

  2. In another piece of jersey news:

    More time was probably spent talking about whether teams should wear white or dark sweaters at home. After much debate, and many proposals and votes that did not provide a majority, it was decided to maintain the status quo and home teams would continue to wear dark jerseys next season.

    http://www.tsn.ca/tsn_talent/columnists/bob_mckenzie/''>http://www.tsn.ca/tsn_talent/columnists/bob_mckenzie/' target="_blank">http://www.tsn.ca/tsn_talent/columnists/bob_mckenzie/[/post]

    ugh, I was really hoping they'd go back to white at home

    I'm a happy camper - we're keeping red for home. :)
    I was hoping for a compromise and get both! The Red Storm proposal is teams would wear their whites at home games up until New Year's Day and then their color unis at home after that...

  3. Anyone have suggestions on table hockey games for kids? I was checking out the stiga stanley cup version, found it online for about $69.00. It would be awesome to be able to afford and justify the bubble hockey games that run about 2k.
    I got the table-top Stiga Stanley Cup game for little Storm (well, I "occasionally" play too! :rolleyes: ) for Xmas a couple years ago. It got a lot of use (and is still today played more than most long forgotten gifts). They're well made...just have to be careful with smaller kids that they don't bend the rods or over-twist them if locked with another player. You can even order a http://www.rodwarriors.com/Bubbledome/bubbledome.html' target="_blank">bubbledome[/post] to give it the bubble hockey feel if you wish. We don't have one of those (and, while cool, it's generally not needed. The plexiglass boards do a decent job of keeping most pucks in.) Space is an issue, but with the legs collapsed, it slides easily under the couch when the dining room table is actually needed for something other than hockey!

  4. Hockey (Canes!) has consumed more and more of my sports time and especially dollars :blink: over the last few years, but when I get a chance for other sports, they are:

    NFL: Vikings

    MLB: Cardinals

    College Sports: Virginia Tech

    Golf: Regular tour - Mickelson, Senior - The Walrus

    NBA, NASCAR, Grand Prix, Soccer, Tennis, etc.: Not much interest, but will occasionally watch almost any sporting event if desperate enough.

  5. Who does carry FSN-South HD games? They aren't on Time Warner either.
    Time Warner carries the FSN South HD Cane's games in their "HD Suite" package...of course, only about 10 or so games in the last two seasons have been available in HD -- hopefully they'll have a lot more this season...

  6. When is the Caniac carnival normally held? Is it open to the public? I can see me using some vacation time to get to it if it's possible to get in. I just need some advance notice.
    It is free to attend and open to all. There's rides, attractions, autograph sessions with the players, food vendors, hockey memorabilia vendors, etc. In the post lock-out era, the Carnival has been held during the pre-season (September). In 2005 it was in conjunction with a pre-season game. In 2006, it was on a practice day (Lavi was miked-up for the practice so the fans could hear what he was telling the players in the drills, etc... pretty cool). As soon as the 2007 schedules are out, just keep checking the Canes website as I'm sure they'll post info on the Carnival shortly after that.

  7. They had a huge amount of stuff (gloves, helmets, practice jerseys, skates, pads, etc.) for sale at last years Caniac Carnival...and Wally will even bargain with you if you get a hold of him. To him and the Canes equipment staff, I'm sure, this stuff is "junk" and they just want to get it moved at these events to free up their storage space.

  8. A little surprised by the choice...but heard on the radio this morning that one of the reasons EA would have picked Staal is that he is a big video game player. EA likes to send their cover guy around the nation promoting the product and the press are there, so it helps if the guy actually plays the game. Years ago, the guy said, EA would put people on the cover that were good hockey players but who didn't have a clue about the video game (I think he specifically mentioned Eric Lindros as an example) -- they were pretty worthless at promoting the product and giving good "quotes" to the press about the game. He said that EA now selects guys that are good but who are also passionate about the video game.

  9. im assuming it would be at night, with a bunch of floodlights, i couldnt stand playing with the sun

    Hmm, didnt think about that.

    Guys, you're almost talking like they're going to play this on some frozen pond in somebody's backyard somewhere and have to set up lights. They'll play this in a stadium -- Fenway park, the Patriot's Gillette stadium, the Bill's Ralph Wilson stadium or the like. The Edmonton game was in Commonwealth Stadium where the CFL's Eskimos play.

  10. I don't think it was ever on the Multimedia page.
    I though it was on the multimedia page (or its equivalent) a long time ago, but can't say for sure. I am almost certain that there are several sock puppet videos on the Hurricanes 2002 Eastern Conference Champions DVD.

  11. So if you buy these figures, do you take them out of the box?
    The white jersey Francis (which is the less common one) is still in the box. The red Francis is out of the box -- I had the base of that figure signed by Mr. Francis a few years ago at the Jimmy V.

  12. http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?articleid=314857&page=NewsPage&service=page' target="_blank">http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?articleid=31485...mp;service=page[/post]

    This 99 year old fan remembered the first cup that the Sens won, and he talks about it here. It is a really cool story.

    Uh, they won their first cup years before this guy was born :rolleyes: ..still it's pretty amazing to read this guys account of seeing them first-hand hoist their most "recent" cup (in '27!).

    Amazing to be 99 year old, have all your marbles, be physically sound, and still have a passion for hockey...that's a life to shoot for!!!

  13. What does one think of Stumpel? He made $1.75 million last year. Possibly could be had for $2.5 million.
    That's probably still a few bucks more than this team would historically pay for a third line center, but I'd say if we could get Stumpel for that, it would be great. He's got size, a pretty accurate shot, stays fairly healthly, lots of plusses. He had a really good year last season (including 9 powerplay goals, 2 shorties, and 4 game winners) on a pretty bad team -- he may get several offers.

  14. I wouldn't call it love but more "what can we get for how little we will spend". At Tanabe's price point he isn't a bad player.
    I agree....and I think Tanabe should feel a bit a loyalty for the 'Canes giving him a shot (yet again) last season and would sign cheap. His play toward the end of last season showed he can make a contribution...

  15. After last years problems on the "PP" should the Canes Hire a New "coach" or "specialist" whatever you want to call him to bring some new life into the" PP"?I'm not saying to get rid of anyone, just maybe bring in someone new just for this reason.

    There was talk during the end of season interviews about doing just that, not sure if it was JR that mentioned it or John Forslund.

    Maybe it was Red Storm said it that you're thinking of... :rolleyes: ...or, pehaps not, anyway I posted this awhile back and still agree it may be a good idea:

    I think an off-season assessment needs to be done by the coaching staff on where they failed. The Power Play showed up in the playoffs last year, but really was only average for much of last season; stunk this year. Perhaps bringing in an assistant coach just for power play tactics should be pursued (Football seems to have an assistant or specialist coach for everything, so why not?)

  16. Only a handfull Cane's regular season games are sold out in advance of game day in a typical season. Soooo, while there is some risk involved in driving down on game day to take advantage of a "promotion game" (2 for 1 tickets for military personnel, for example) it's likely small so you'd probably have no problem. Worst case scenerio in going that route would likely be just paying full gate price if the promotion allotments were gone -- and it sounds like you've typically been paying full price (plus the Ticketmaster fee) anyway, so no loss there.

  17. i went to buffalo last weekend...and last time i checked their fans are awsum!everyone has on blue and yellow. and i bet they are still wearing it.not all buffalo fans are bandwagon
    After enduring their "fans" last season in the ECF, I'm cheering as much against Buffalo as the next Caniac. However, I will say this about their fans in Buffalo (not the goons they sent down here :blink: ), they fill the arena (inside and out) with NOISE and EXCITEMENT. Unless their arenas just come over dead on TV, the fans in Ottawa and Detroit mostly just sit there silently like they are attending an opera or something. So Sabres fans, I do like that passion ... oh and, GO SENS! :rolleyes:
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