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iceman11

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. They’ve been playing soft for the last 3 weeks. Lack of grit/toughness is concerning
  5. Horrible...glad the Canes have taken advantage of the soft part of their schedule.
  6. The more you watch, the more obvious it becomes....This team is missing Williams. He’s the man.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. It’s preseason game. Main thing is to avoid injuries.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. The one thing that the Canes have shown is that they will spend the money to sign players to contracts that on the surface seem reasonable. dzingel, TiVo, Gardiner are a few that come to mind. I don’t think that TD is in the business of overpaying anyone. So if Faulk wants over 6 million a year, there is no way they can justify paying him more than any other dman on the roster. The committee can’t just let him walk and lose him for nothing. Need to get some assets back in return this time around. Imagine if the Canes had traded Ferland at the deadline last season?
  14. I don’t know why everyone is down on Fleury. I think when he had a chance to play last year he looked good. He just needs the opportunity to play more than 4 minutes a night. On most teams he would be a solid d-man without question. No way he would clear waivers.
  15. First round picks are gold. Can be used to acquire a big time piece at the trade deadline if Canes are on contention and they would still have another first rounder to actually draft s player.
  16. I think RD was a good signing. Not much term, so if things don’t work out, it won’t hurt the Canes over the long haul. Will now have many more options to work with in the forward line combinations. I dont know if the Canes can trade one of the veteran D anymore. TVR is coming off surgery, so may need to wait and see how he is coming along. I can see the commitee move out one of the younger D prospects so they don’t risk losing them on waivers.
  17. Montreal did the Canes a favor. It really isn’t a crazy contract on AAV. Actually a very reasonable contract. Just the bonus money that is crazy. After the first year, it isn’t bad at all.
  18. If I was TD, I would sign another RFA to an offer sheet for real to send a message not to mess with him
  19. Everyone needs to relax. The players will be fine with Aho returning. It is just part of the business. He will be welcomed back in the locker room. The same thing is happening across the league with a bunch of big time RFAs that are in contract negotiations. The problem is other teams in the league know the offer would be matched immediately with those other teams. However, due to a lack of respect for the Canes, they try to prey on the Canes. Management should’ve never let it get this point and got Aho signed before he had a chance to hear other offers.
  20. I’m sure the Canes probably lowballed Aho, so the agent got ****** and looked for an offer elsewhere. now, if Williams signs else where, then we will all know the wheels are falling off the Canes wagon
  21. TD needs to get in front of a camera ASAP. Stare daggers directly into the lense. Then state you are matching the offer and send a message to the rest of the league that you won’t be pushed around. or else next time the Canes have an RFA, the same thing will happen.
  22. It really does stink to be a Canes fan on free agent day. They never do anything. And now, they get cheap shot to make things even worse
  23. If the canes don’t match, this will lead to the team becoming a joke in the league. You don’t let your best player walk.
  24. The offer sheet is a slap in the face. This is exactly what all the Canadian reporters have been talking about for the last few days. What s joke. I have a bad feeling the canes are going to match and then trade Aho. TD doesn’t seem like he is the kind of person who likes to have his hand forced. in actuality, the contract isn’t even that bad. Probably actually under market value for Aho.
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