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Everything posted by iceman11

  1. The canes are not going to trade one of the d men for a rental player. They need to get players with term back.
  2. There is no reason to trade Hamilton. Although he started out the year slow, he has been very good the past 2 months. Heating up just like the Calgary fans mentioned that he gets better as the year progresses. He really ahould br the QB for the power play. I’m not sure why the Canes have stuck with Faulk instead. for all the negative comments on this board about Hamilton, he still has 10 goals so far. The brass made the big trade at the draft. I agree that moving on from the acquired players signals that the it was a bad trade when in reality it was a good one. Hamilton was the best player in the whole deal. I don’t care what Lindy does, because he never would’ve accomplished the same things with the Canes.
  3. I really think they should move Hamilton to the 1st power play unit. Switch him and Faulk.
  4. The next 2 games are huge road tests. Need to win the Pitt game and 1 of the back to back set. Or else the canes could become trade deadline sellers real fast. i hope the Canes are as ticked off as some of the fans are after having to watch Lindholm taunt the crowd yesterday. Hopefully they come out charged up for the road trip. Anyway, Canes need 2 out of 3 this week. Even the rangers and flyers are making playoff runs lately.
  5. I wonder if the Canes could pry johnathon quick from the Kings? I heard on nhl radio that he may be available.
  6. I highly doubt any of the big UFA would sign with the Canes in the summer. Just not a preferred destination for the big names. Never has been. Canes should just somehow someway get Ferland signed. And no way can the Canes make a trade involving a potential UFA without an extension signed in the future.
  7. Typical Canes. Play hard to win 5 in a row. Then proceed to think they are better than they really and think they can win just by showing up.... then they are right back where they started.
  8. As for Ferland, he is exactly the kind of player the team identified as needing to change the culture of the team. All the committee talked about was becoming a tougher team to play against. Eventually, the team needs to pay somebody. We are barely at the cap floor right now and the team is competing for the playoffs despite all that has gone wrong this year. Instead of recycling Checkers recalls, maybe the committee should look into beefing up the team with some proven NHL players to give the team a legit shot at the playoffs. Its called investing in your business... The current crop of players deserve a shot at the playoffs. They have played hard just about every game despite being over matched talent wise most nights. Reward their effort and get them some help. that was the problem with Francis. The team would be hanging around in contention. He would wait to long to get some help. The team would fade and by trade deadline, the team would be out of the playoff race. So he would have to dump players for picks. Get this team some help now!!! Never mind moving players for futures.
  9. Since TD took over, every time you hear anything about contract negotiations with the Canes, the player and then team are far apart. I recall all when he took the reign he said something along the lines of never losing a player if the money was close. I took this as a positive. However, we are now beginning to realize the Canes are never close on money so his previous statement never comes into play...
  10. I’d they trade Ferland or Hamilton, someone from the committee better get on TV, radio, internet, or whatever to explain some things. The committee has basically been hiding ever since the Skinner trade blew up in their faces. When TD purchased the team, he said he wanted the media to hold the team accountable. (Something along those lines). There has been nothing but radio silence from upper management all season long for the most part.
  11. How could the Canes trade Ferlsnd or Hamilton? If they didn’t think they could sign Ferland to an extension, then they should’ve never made that trade. Trading Lindholm and Hanifin was a major decision for this team. There is no way they could justify that trade if they move on from Ferlsnd or Hamilton. They already screwed up big time by trading Skinner at the wrong time. No way they can miss on the Calgary trade by trading away those players.
  12. Building with high draft picks is how teams are built for the long term. However, eventually they need to get paid. Herein lies the problem for the Canes. Apparently they don’t want to pay anybody anymore. So, after enduring the growing pains of developing the players for 3 or 4 years, you trade away two 5th overall picks, and the 7th overall pick in one offseason instead of paying them. These players should’ve been the foundation the team was built on. The Canes has 5 top 10 picks recently. 3 are gone, 1 is in the minors, and only Svechnikov is currently with the team.
  13. This team needs a shakeup. It is pretty obvious to anyone who watches this team regularly. The same thing happened last year. A change was needed and it never came. This season is slipping away. The team has some pieces in place. A forward or two is needed so that the the rest of the forwards can play on lines where they should be playing. Our 2nd and 3rd liners can drop to the 3rd and 4th line. This would alleviate a lot of the problems this team has.
  14. The sooner TD realizes that he knows nothing about hockey and how to evaluate talent, the better for this team. I understand that he spent a lot of $$$ to buy the team, so it is his right to do whatever he want with the team. It has happened many times across all the major sports leagues. New owner comes in and wants to draft players and make personnel decisions etc. Here is the best example...when Robert Kraft bought the Patriots, Bill Parcells was the coach/GM. The team had turned the corner and was finally heading in the right direction after being considered the laughingstock of the NFL for years. In 1996 the Pats had the 5th overall pick I believe. Parcells wanted to draft a defensive lineman or something. The new owner wanted to take a splashy big name WR from Ohio State. Parcells was forced to draft Terry Glenn against his will by the owner who was sitting in the war room with parcells and all the scouts. Parcells was gone as soon as this went down. So the Patriots make it to the Super Bowl that year. Lose to Green Bay. Parcells doesn’t fly back with the team. Despite being under contract, forces his way out of New England. Mr. Kraft stays involved in personnel decisions for a few years afterwards. 5 years later the team is a complete disaster again. Wasted draft picks. Salary cap mess, Locker room in shambles. Everything is upside down Mr Kraft realizes his mistakes. Hires Bill Belichick to be coach/GM. Removes himself from personnel decisions. And the rest is history. So please Mr. TD, please leave being a GM and coach to the people who know what they’re doing. Step back and just run the organization. Be consulted on player decisions occasionally if need be. But the sooner you realize that you shouldn’t be involved in personnel issues, the better off your franchise will be. Focus on hiring the right management team. Spend the money to get these people in place. Don’t just hire the people who will let you have a say in things. When this happens, the team will finally be able to turn the corner and start heading in the right direction.
  15. So TD wants to acquire a sniper. What the **** do you think Skinner is? Don’t want to draft a defenseman in the first round. Wants skill. Well Skinner checked all the boxes of what TD wants. Maybe if the committee was smart enough to realize the goal scorers were already here and the problem was needed more talent to surround them, then the team wouldn’t currently look like a pee wee pond hockey team.
  16. I wouldn’t really call it a trade. It was more of just giving a player away for nothing. For no reason and for nothing in return.
  17. This team needs to get healthy and acquire 2 legit forwards that can help score some goals. We have the defensive depth to pull the trades off. If the committee can make this happen, then I really believe this team can push for the playoffs. As long as the goaltending doesn’t completely fall apart.
  18. To see the numbers that Lindholm and Skinner are putting up as says a lot about the Canes. (It is crazy that they couldn’t do that here or even come close) There are some serious issues with this organization. I hope that TD now realizes that sometimes you have to pay up for talent. Both front office and on the ice. I know he was looking to squeeze some value from some distressed assets or undervalued assets. But sometimes you get what you pay for...
  19. Fleury is a good player who just needs to play. He doesn’t belong on the press box. Which is one reason a d-man should’ve been moved in the offseason.
  20. Maybe if Francis has one more year to execute his plan, the Canes would’ve been better off. Maybe all the young players really just need 1 more year of development. If he was able to find a goalie, the team may have been better just tweaking than making the major overhaul trades which were made
  21. It wasn’t pretty without Jordan in the lineup last year. Him being out leaves a big hole in the middle.
  22. The thing is, the committee made some good moves this offseason. They added some grit which was definitely needed. Ferland and Martinook were both good additions and added the physicality that the team was missing. They got Hamilton and DeHaan to beef up the defense. (why Hamilton is not quarterbacking the poerplay is beyond me). so with these additions, the assumption was that they would next address the offense. Move out a d-man or two for some legit scoring. If this happened, I believe that the team would be in good shape. However, when a trade failed to materialize, they should’ve never dumped Skinner for futures. Should’ve just held onto him and let the cards play out. So they panicked, and compounded the problem by dumping Skinner. I know they believed that a few of the youngsters were going to provide some goal scoring. They should’ve seen if this came to fruition. If it did, then by all means trade Skinner if they really needed to move him out. However, if what has occurred happened and the team was still desperate for goals, then at least the team had someone to fall back on for an occasional goal. Now the team looks like a pee wee team that doesn’t know how to put s puck in the net.
  23. I feel like I’ve been watching the same movie for the last 5 years. When will something change? Until the team finds at least 2 more legit forwards there is no hope. Getting some legit forwards will allow everyone to be properly slotted where they should be playing. Eventually, the front office just needs to take a chance and pull the trigger on a trade. Defenseman for forward.
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