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  1. 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.

     


  2. 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. 

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  3. 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.

     

     

     

     

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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...


  7. 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.

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  8. 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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  9. They can keep shuffling the lines all they want. The scoring just isn’t there. Doesn’t matter who plays with who.  They need some help immediately.  If they don’t make a trade, then get some new checkers up here to try and help. Do something before it’s too late and the season sinks away.

    I mean, I like Foegle, but how many points does he have over the last 20 games?

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  10. The results speak for themselves.  Lindholm couldn’t do much offensively with the canes.  Look at his production now.  Same could be said of Skinner.  Put these players with some actual offensive talent and you see the results.

     

    for far to long, the Canes have had a bunch of 3rd and 4th line type players who they have tried to play on the 1st or 2nd line.  They have been over slotted on the Canes.  Should not be playing too 6 forward minutes.  They are good third and fourth line players.  That is it. 

     

    This has been going on forever.  If Eric Staal actually had talented wingers, he would’ve kept producing here.  Instead he had Chad Larose on his wing.  I liked Larose.  He was a solid player, but not a 1st line winger.

     

    this is the same story going on for a ridiculous amount of time now.  Time to pony up and get something done to alleviate the situation 

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  11. Something needs to happen soon.  This is playing out just like last season when it was blatantly obvious that something was off and a trade needed to be made.  I hope they learned from last year and pull the trigger on a deal before it’s too late.

     

    if they are nervous to make a deal, they should realize they can’t look much worse than they already do for the stupid Skinner trade they made.  

     

    So just go for it.  I’m sick of watching the same movie for the last 10 years.  Change something up because what we have is just not working.  Offensively inept.  


  12. So you can live with getting rid of your most talented pure goal scorer in a salary dump for absolutely no help in return, when you are a team desperate for goal scoring.  However, you are bent out of shape with losing Zykov,who has proved nothing, on waivers?

     

    You know how you fill a building and sell some tickets?  You spend some money on players and win some freaking games.  If the team is winning  for 4-5 years straight and not filling up the building, then the market doesn’t deserve the team. Simple as that.  

     

    However, when you don’t make the playoffs for 10 years in a row, don’t spend any money to try and improve the roster, don’t want to spend money to hire a GM, trade away fan favorites players for no reason in an obvious salary dump...then don’t complain about not selling tickets  

     

     

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