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  1. I wouldn’t trade a 1st round pick unless it is for one of the Minnesota defenseman with term left on their contracts.
  2. If I was on the committee, I would be very hesitant to trade away a 1st round pick or any top prospects. This team is just too inconsistent to go all in this year. They are just missing “something”. Last years team was on a mission to make the playoffs and played their hearts out every night. This years team, with more talent in paper, just can’t seem to bring it every night. it may just be a case of the new players just not buying into the RBs philosophy 100%. If that is the case, then maybe they trade Haula and/or Gardiner before the deadline to re-work the current group. im my opinion, the team needs to add some more toughness/physicallity to the current group. Could really use a steady Calvin DeHaan type player on the defense. I don’t know. I’m as frustrated as everyone else at times with this team this year. But I do think they need to change things up a bit. Sometimes, addition is through subtraction. Maybe, whoever is not buying all in, just needs to go.
  3. The Canes have been really good against the western conference the past 2 seasons. I think their style of play matches up better against the west than it does the East. I think the games are less physical than the Eastern conference ones. Canes used to get abused by the western teams for years.
  4. The Canes really miss Calvin DeHaan. He was a very underrated player, but he was as solid as they come defensively. His absence has been glaring to me this season. I think this team needs another player who plays a similar game to DeHaan more than a player like Gardiner. And I still can’t figure out why Brindy will not give Fleury a legit chance. I think he is a solid defender who can play physical. We could use some toughness on the back end right now.
  5. This team needs to make a Gardiner for DeHaan type trade. Need more grit and physicality on the back end. That is the main problem. This team is soft and too easy to play against on both ends of the ice. Too many finesse type players, Could use more sand paper type players to change up the mix/style a bit. A player like Ferland who is actually healthy and can stay on the ice would be nice.
  6. They’ve been playing soft for the last 3 weeks. Lack of grit/toughness is concerning
  7. Horrible...glad the Canes have taken advantage of the soft part of their schedule.
  8. The more you watch, the more obvious it becomes....This team is missing Williams. He’s the man.
  9. The team could’ve had an incredible month after the 5-0 start. The 3 games in 4 nights west coast swing followed by 5 days off still doesn’t make any sense. The San Jose game was a schedule loss. However, the Ducks game and last Jacket game are concerning. Need for some of the forwards to get going
  10. I’m not sure why the Canes waived Forsberg instead of Reimer? Forsberg is younger and cheaper. Probably more of chance he gets claimed than if Reimer. Unless Reimer really outplayed Forsberg over training camp
  11. It’s preseason game. Main thing is to avoid injuries.
  12. I still think the team needs an additional forward or two this year. Losing Williams hurt. If Dzingel is out at all, that will hurt. I really thought the Faulk trade would bring the forward the team needed for this year, not 3 years from now.
  13. Faulk has been a good player for the Canes. Was here for a lot of the lean years and through numerous coaching changes. However, the Canes weren’t going to pay him what he was looking for after the Gardiner contract so in the best interest of asset management he needs to be traded. Can’t afford to lose him for nothing in free agency.
  14. I think Fleury played really good last year when he had to step in and play during the regular season. Didn’t look out of place and was physical at times. He really wasn’t given the opportunity in the playoffs when he only averaged about 5 minutes a game. He needs NHL playing time and I think he will be a very solid player. Francis was overly patient with him and maybe kept him in the minors too long when the Canes actually had openings for dman.
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