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  1. Yeah, I was under the impression that he'll be joining the coaching staff in some capacity other than head coach. Perhaps taking Ron Francis' spot now that he has expressed wanting to go back to his old position. Besides, didn't I read recently that Rutherford was quite pleased with Coach Mo and thought he did a great job with what he had? So, no, I don't think they are going to announce Brindy as head coach. It sure would surprise me if they did.
  2. It's about time we heard some concrete news on the ASG! And to think that we are going to be hosting it, it makes it even sweeter. Of course, if you take a look at some comments from fans around the league, the anger and butthurt is already starting to pour in. It's slightly annoying because it feels that no matter how well we do, we'll never be taken seriously. At the same time, after tomorrow we can stick out our tongues and blow raspberries at the haters! Besides, aren't there rumblings that Pittsburgh might get the Winter Classic against Washington? If that is so, why in the world do people think that Bettman will give them the ASG in the same year? It doesn't even make sense. Having the ASG here is a good thing. It shows confidence in a growing southern market, and could potentially pull in new fans to the game. I can't wait to reserve my ticket! Does anyone know how far in advance ASG tickets usually go on sale? Do you think season ticket holders will get first dibs?
  3. Just in through the Canes twitter: http://vyous.com/sports/n...tte---albany-times-union More rumors to fuel the flames. Looks like the Rats moving here might be a done deal. We'll just have to wait and see if there is any official word. This is just a report coming from Albany that is sourcing a report from here in Raleigh. Don't know how reliable this all is, but I thought I'd post it just so we can keep tabs on everything that is being said.
  4. [quote name='caniac-97 wrote: CanesGrrrl']Can the boys turn their play around? Sure. I think it's safe to say that's possible. Can the boys turn their play around enough to make it to the playoffs? Not. Going. To. Happen. Is that a bad thing? Only to fans who want the Canes to go to the playoffs/win a cup every year and refuse to support them otherwise. Everyone else is excited about the idea that we might get a stellar #1 draft pick! It's not that we expect the playoffs every year BUT we do expect to have management to put a competitive product on the ice, they failed in that respect this season. Well, sure. I agree. However, there have been times when we have been competitive yet fell out of reach, and even that wasn't good enough. Those are the fans I'm talking about. A better term would probably be "bandwagoners", but I figured I'd leave that out. You know, the ones that hop on when we're great, and hop off when we aren't. Not the ones who get grumbly when we play horribly, but stick it out anyway. We're just gluttons for punishment.
  5. Oh, and I should add that I do think he should get a suspension. I think the guy is a great player, but that doesn't make him above the law. A suspension might shake him a little, and maybe he'll start rethinking how he plays. For both his sake and others. Oh no! An Ovie fan that wouldn't mind him getting suspended?!?! What is the world coming to!
  6. I'm an Ovechkin fan, so I know I'm biased when I say this. I agree with your point about him playing with reckless abandon and that one day it is going to do some serious harm to himself or someone else. I've always felt that one of the things I really enjoyed about him is that it is obvious that he truly loves the game, and you can tell because he plays with that childish, unrestrained abandon. The biased part is that I don't think he means to hurt anyone. I don't think he's a goon in that he goes out gunning to take people down. I do think he's a big guy and he doesn't hold back and that is a huge issue when you don't have restraint. Even Tripper said last night that a lot of things that Ovie does are just bad habits that need to be broken, but he doesn't think that he intends to injure others, but I realize that people who hate Ovie will see anything he does as intentional. I'm not going to argue that with anyone because opinions won't change whether it is mine or that person's. Either way, I'm hoping Ovechkin can learn to work on restraint and using his body correctly so that he doesn't get hurt, and he doesn't hurt any other players.
  7. Can the boys turn their play around? Sure. I think it's safe to say that's possible. Can the boys turn their play around enough to make it to the playoffs? Not. Going. To. Happen. Is that a bad thing? Only to fans who want the Canes to go to the playoffs/win a cup every year and refuse to support them otherwise. Everyone else is excited about the idea that we might get a stellar #1 draft pick!
  8. Personally, I see us "staying the course" with a minor player waived at most. If something huge happens, I'll be shocked. I can't decide if this team wants to tank, or if they want to keep shooting for an 8th seed playoff spot which would take more than a trade to happen. Honestly, I'm hoping that JR will be smart about all of this, and instead of picking up people in the hopes that we'll have a miraculous turn around he will look towards building a solid foundation for the future. I'd love to see some team building exercises being added into the mix in the meantime. Maybe if they guys can get some chemistry going off the ice, they'll be able to produce better chemistry on the ice. And, maybe a hockey refresher day. Lord knows, they look like they need some refreshers right about now.
  9. If I were a hockey wife, I'd absolutely refuse to have a child born during the season. I'd time that sucker just right so that it wouldn't come out until after the Cup! Then I'd make a deal. I'd play parent 100% during the season, and let my hubby focus on his play on the ice. When summer comes, all bets are off until training camp starts! Haha!
  10. I'm game! I'm going to head over and log my vote now!
  11. If we aren't going to win, we might as well go for some kind of record! Let's make this season one for the history books! I kid! Too bad it doesn't seem like the Canes are. Oh, well. Love them anyway!
  12. [quote name='caniac-97 wrote: Evenstrength18 wrote: CanesGrrrl']Honestly, while I think the coaching might be part of the problem, it isn't the whole problem. To blame everything on coaching and not placing the blame on the players is ridiculous, and it screams of cloudy vision due to people just not liking Mo to begin with. As ebhughes said, I don't think the coaching is what is making this team go from a playoff worthy team to a sorry bunch of losers. If the players had a problem with coaching, it would have leaked by now. Don't believe me? Ask yourself how many times coaching issues and player issues have been leaked out of the locker room over the years. There is something more going on. Do I think a coaching change may become necessary eventually? Possibly. Everyone is shouting for Rowe, but if he came along and we continued to suck people would keep blaming the coaching instead of the players. The players need a wake up call ASAP. I think that either we are going to have to start miraculously winning games to gain confidence, or we are going to need some major shakeups, and our so called stars shouldn't be exempt. Captainships need to be stripped. Players need to be traded, waivered or sent to the minors, and I'm not just talking about our usual AHL prospects. Trading someone like Chad LaRose, as much as I love him, isn't going to shake the team up. I'm not saying I think that Staal or Wardo should be traded, but if they felt that the potential was there maybe they'd shape up. And, honestly? Why should they be exempt? If they are playing like crap and aren't producing then maybe we need to rethink our core as well as our fringe players. I know my opinion isn't popular, and I don't really care. Maybe it is time that management starts laying down the law and thinning out those who refuse to commit. I don't care who they are. Instead of a reputation of recycling players, maybe we need to have a reputation of not putting up with the crap of coaches and players, and that we'll give you a chance, but if you fail to live up to expectations you will be packing your bags whether you are a "star" like Staal or a complete nobody. And maybe, just maybe, we should give some of our Rats a chance to fight for spots. I know, tl;dr, but this whole organization needs to be held accountable. And for the record, I wasn't frequenting the boards this summer, but I did have concerns with the signings that took place, so there are some of us who had issues then, and we have issues now. Bottom to top, everyone needs to have a good long look taken at them. End of story. I agree with CanesGrrrl on this one. Just getting rid of MO is not going to solve all of the problems this team is facing. Complete lack of leadership on and off the ice for example. We need a Captin that can take control and lead this team, i do not see Brindy doing this right now. And simply shuffling the lines over and over is not working either. The players need to know that their positions are not set in stone. Some need to be reminded that they have to fight for their spot by being sent down or scratched. Coaching is part of the problem but not the entire issue here. But you can't fire an entire team so the natural fall guy is the Coach!! Mo has taken us down this road before, do we really need to go there again. He has lost the team and I am not optimistic he will get them back. Sure, you can't fire an entire team, but we can't keep giving players a pass either. Is coaching a problem? Definitely. Is it the ONLY problem? No. Like I said, if Mo goes and the next coach to take over still can't get them to produce, people will continue to blame the coaching instead of insisting that the players shape up. I'm sorry, but I can't agree with that kind of tunnel vision. There are multiple problems here that have to be addressed. So, sure, Mo may have lost the team, but if the players can't motivate themselves at least a little to rally back when the coaching fails, then maybe they are in the wrong profession. Each person needs to take responsibility for their play. Like I said, we need to take a good long look at everyone from management down and start identifying the problems that cripple us time and time again, even when Mo hasn't been here (please reference the team not playing for Lavi either post the Cup win). We can't change coaches every time the guys decide to check out. There aren't enough coaches out there for that. So, coaching must be addressed, but so should everything else.
  13. [quote name='fpsndiver wrote: CanesGrrrl']I know my opinion isn't popular, and I don't really care. Maybe it is time that management starts laying down the law and thinning out those who refuse to commit. I don't care who they are. Instead of a reputation of recycling players, maybe we need to have a reputation of not putting up with the crap of coaches and players, and that we'll give you a chance, but if you fail to live up to expectations you will be packing your bags whether you are a "star" like Staal or a complete nobody. And maybe, just maybe, we should give some of our Rats a chance to fight for spots. I know, tl;dr, but this whole organization needs to be held accountable. And for the record, I wasn't frequenting the boards this summer, but I did have concerns with the signings that took place, so there are some of us who had issues then, and we have issues now. Bottom to top, everyone needs to have a good long look taken at them. End of story. Whoa, you get mean when we're losing. We could use that hostility here at work in the higher echelons...always cow towwing and being nice to people that are lazy. I hear ya. Aww, no! I'm really a big sweetie! I just feel that putting full or even a large percentage of the blame on one facet of the organization isn't the answer. And if you look on the panic button thread, I was one of the few people who said not to panic yet (or at all because what good will it do us?). I see Mo taking a lot of heat, and it is from the same people who ALWAYS place the blame on Mo because they don't care for him and never will. I can respect the right to that opinion, I just disagree with it. And as someone who has been with this team for awhile, and has been on these boards for awhile, when things get tough the coaching staff is always the first to be blamed, so this thread doesn't surprise me. People think Mo gets a pass, and I think a fair amount of people give our "stars" a pass, and I don't think that is fair. I know we want to build our team around certain players, but if they aren't up to standard then we'll just be building on a shaky foundation, and I'd hate that because I love this team! I think this team has a lot of talent, no doubt. And I understand that there will be confidence issues from time to time, but if our players can't get past it, we can't baby them forever. Shape up or ship out, I say. That goes for everyone! Yes, coaches included. However, like I said, I don't think it is totally the coaches' fault. I'm a no-nonsense kind of gal!
  14. Honestly, while I think the coaching might be part of the problem, it isn't the whole problem. To blame everything on coaching and not placing the blame on the players is ridiculous, and it screams of cloudy vision due to people just not liking Mo to begin with. As ebhughes said, I don't think the coaching is what is making this team go from a playoff worthy team to a sorry bunch of losers. If the players had a problem with coaching, it would have leaked by now. Don't believe me? Ask yourself how many times coaching issues and player issues have been leaked out of the locker room over the years. There is something more going on. Do I think a coaching change may become necessary eventually? Possibly. Everyone is shouting for Rowe, but if he came along and we continued to suck people would keep blaming the coaching instead of the players. The players need a wake up call ASAP. I think that either we are going to have to start miraculously winning games to gain confidence, or we are going to need some major shakeups, and our so called stars shouldn't be exempt. Captainships need to be stripped. Players need to be traded, waivered or sent to the minors, and I'm not just talking about our usual AHL prospects. Trading someone like Chad LaRose, as much as I love him, isn't going to shake the team up. I'm not saying I think that Staal or Wardo should be traded, but if they felt that the potential was there maybe they'd shape up. And, honestly? Why should they be exempt? If they are playing like crap and aren't producing then maybe we need to rethink our core as well as our fringe players. I know my opinion isn't popular, and I don't really care. Maybe it is time that management starts laying down the law and thinning out those who refuse to commit. I don't care who they are. Instead of a reputation of recycling players, maybe we need to have a reputation of not putting up with the crap of coaches and players, and that we'll give you a chance, but if you fail to live up to expectations you will be packing your bags whether you are a "star" like Staal or a complete nobody. And maybe, just maybe, we should give some of our Rats a chance to fight for spots. I know, tl;dr, but this whole organization needs to be held accountable. And for the record, I wasn't frequenting the boards this summer, but I did have concerns with the signings that took place, so there are some of us who had issues then, and we have issues now. Bottom to top, everyone needs to have a good long look taken at them. End of story.
  15. I've been saying it for several seasons, and I'll say it again. Something needs to be done with Rutherford. Granted, I understand that the players and coaches have a huge responsibility in this hole we've created, but Rutherford is the one who signs off on these players and coaches. I'm glad Rutherford has gotten the good players we have. I think we DO have a team of talented, capable players, but do they all work right together? I'm not so sure. And, as someone else mentioned, when it comes to draft time, how often has Rutherford bagged us players of worth? Staal, Ward and Ladd come to mind (remember, we were supposed to build a team around the three of them), but Ladd is gone, and Staal and Ward are waning under a team that isn't cohesive and isn't built to support them (unlike Crosby in Pittsburgh and Ovechkin in Washington). We've been trying to address our aging team for a few seasons now, and yet we aren't getting younger players in like we need. And the ones we do get are sent straight to Albany, and some don't come back from it. Yet, time after time, we have a corp of Rats who come up here and energize the heck out of the team when necessary. They deserve more respect than they get sometimes. I think at this point we need to address youth, speed, and skill. Rutherford has shown that he needs work in this area. If there were another GM that could work better on these things, I'd say kick Rutherford to the curb. BUT, maybe, just maybe the issues have finally come to a head and Rutherford will see the path he should have been on all along. Maybe this will be the catalyst to get him to finally address the real problems, and not be afraid to see heads roll. I'd miss some of my favorite players, but if they need to be dealt to help us build the team we know we are capable of having (with some of our stars and veterans included, lets not be rid of them all) then it might be the right choice. This could be Rutherford's shining hour, or his biggest mistake. Let's see how he handles this.
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