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Everything posted by iceman11

  1. The Canes should not trade away a 1st round pick this year. They are not in a position where they can give away 1st rounders yet.
  2. Price’s contract is horrible. Way too much cap space for a goalie
  3. I’ve reached the point where I don’t care who gets traded anymore. They all can go. So disgusted watching this team.
  4. My thinking exactly. Francis waited to long to get some forward help when it could’ve made a difference. Now it’s too late
  5. Yeah, the Canes were supposed to use February to build a nice lead with the home friendly schedule. That worked out well. Most of the metro is winning again. Lose two games in a row, you are going to get lapped by a few teams.
  6. The Canes need to win start making the sacrifice on the ice to win. Get into the dirty areas, take the physical punishment in front of the net, win the battles on The boards. These games are too important to be waiting around for the perfect pass or shot. Score some garbage goals. Start winning the battles all over the ice. Okay with some damn heart. Show some freaking emotion on the ice. Get after it.
  7. I’d like to think that I’m far from clueless. I always felt that projecting what a backup goalie is going to do as a #1 is difficult. You never know for sure. I think it it was safer to sign a #1 to be a #1. The thing with Bishop is he was coming off of a down year, so they could’ve gotten cheaper than if he was coming off of a Vezina-like season.
  8. I wonder where this team would be if the Canes got Bishop instead of Darling in the off-season. bishop was an established #1 goalie. Darling was a proven backup.
  9. How can management honestly say we like our group when this group has won or achieved nothing. I can can understand liking the group when the team is coming off a deep playoff run. Not a 9 year playoff drought.
  10. Everything was golden until the captain announcement was made. Season started bad from there. How or why Williams was not named captain. Is still a mystery to most.
  11. Whatever man. I understand it takes 2 teams to trade. Then call a player up from Charlotte to see if the can contribute. Maybe they will score 2 goals instead of 1. Or maybe they will get shutout. But it if you are happy watching this crap, then just remain status quo. Enjoy watching the team no show again and then run the same line-up out there the night after that. Hope you enjoy it the next time they lose 7-1 when they play with no heart or passion or the next time someone runs Aho and only Williams or McGinn stand up for him. Keep letting the league take liberties with you skill players with no fear of retribution. That strategy will get the Canes far...
  12. The frustration lies in the fact that it is pretty much evident that a change need to be made to shake things up. It is blatantly obvious that this team need some offensive fire power and has for a long long time. Having a team no show for 2 games in a row during a crucial home stand is unacceptable. That the players were allowed to get away with it without any ramifications is worse. There have been a number of games this year where the team quit. In Toronto, Boston, and the Vegas game quickly come to mind. If a team brings physicality against the Canes, they fold. They have no desire or will to mix it up. This team need an infusion of new blood to change the culture and provide a spark. A different chemistry is needed. There are too many players from the same mold on the team. Need some players who can play with a mean streak once in a while. If the team was laying it on the line night in and night out and losing, I wold be fine with it. But when they don’t even bother to show up, that is what gets my blood boiling. They should be embarrassed. How many more games of scoring 1 goal is it going to take before action is taken?
  13. If you look at Skinners stats this year vs. last year, they are similar except for the +/-. He went on a scoring 17 goals over the last 21 games I believe. Hopefully, he can repeat that performance because this team severely needs that kind of production down the stretch to have a shot at the playoffs. We were all probably complaining about his play at this time last year before he tore it up at the end of the season.
  14. These are the kind of articles that should’ve been written long ago. You think this team would’ve been allowed to skate by for this long without being questioned anywhere else? Imagine if this crap happened in Toronto, Philly, or NY. The media would’ve been calling for heads to roll long ago. Maybe these types of articles will actually help the team. Put some pressure on this mentally weak, soft team to actually play like they care.
  15. Just give Dundon some time. He has only been in charge for a few weeks. He has already done more in 2 weeks than PK did in 20 years to try and enhance the fan experience. It is crazy. I think the Canes actually have a legit owner who cares more about winning and creating a fun atmosphere than the bottom line. There really should be no complaints. He knows this home stand is basically the season, and is trying to help the team by trying to actually give the team some sort of home advantage. Make the building loud again. Dundon wants the playoffs just like the fans do.
  16. When you see how they can play in the game last night when they skate and play with some grit and then analyze all the stats, you would think this team is around 20-8. I think it it really comes down to getting a few big saves for this team to turn things around. If if they can win their next game and come back 2-2-2 from the road trip, they will still have a chance.
  17. Someone who covers the team needs to ask Francis how the potential sale is effecting his job. Is he on hold until the sale is finalized? Can he make a trade? I have a feeling his hands are somewhat tied right now. Maybe the new owner wants to bring in his own GM. Lots of questions, and no one is reporting anything. Ridiculous.
  18. With Francis being on the road trip, I think this may be make or break for the current group. I think a shakeup is coming soon because the season is quickly fading away. Things have been stagnant in the Canes locker room for too long. Time to put the players on notice. every year the canes go on a run near the end of the season to give everyone a false sense of hope for the upcoming season. However, by the time the Canes start winning, there is no pressure because they are so far back of the playoffs that it doesn't really matter if they lose. Get some be new blood in the Locker room to stir things up.
  19. It's time for the players to suck it up and play a solid gritty game. Do whatever it takes to win a damn game. I like what Williams said after the game last night. "Something stinks". Time for this team to wake up and deliver on the preseason hype. Stop playing soft. Actually play physical for a freaking change. Play with some consistency from game to game. Nevermind all the blaming of coaches/gm/owner. Time for the players to earn their money before the season slips away. Yes, the owner sucks, coach has not made all the best in game decisions, & GM failed to address blatant lack of goal scoring. This team is desperate for points. Time for the players to show some desperation on the ice. Lay it on the line shift after shift every night. If not, then get some hungry players who will.
  20. I was thinking the same thing. If someone is going to spend $500 million, it is guaranteed they will most likely want to install their own management team. President, GM, coach, etc...right on down the line. I hope not, because I really want to see Francis and peters see this thing through. Let their vision come to fruition.
  21. I don't understand interest in Kruger. Similar player to jmac, only more expensive. Maybe this is all related to expansion draft/tvr trades. Final installment.
  22. The canes will be dead last until February and then start winning meaningless games down the stretch. This will cause a false sense of hope for next season and secure a pick in the 7 - 10 range where you can't acquire the franchise player you desparately need. The canes just need to tank and get one of the top 2 picks this year. If they are going to have a horrible year, this is the year to do it. Get a cornerstone player to build around and go from there
  23. As much as it hurts to say this, the best thing for this team to do right now is lose. Tank the season. The only hope is to get the #1 or 2 pick in the draft this year. Get a franchise player that can alter the fortunes of the franchise. Like the penguins with Crosby. They were in the same boat as the canes before they got him. The reality is that the canes just don't have the players. They have not drafted well for a number of years to build up their depth. They have hit on 1st rounders and not much else. Teams like Detroit have depth because they have 4th and 5th round picks that can play and step in when needed.
  24. I have to agree with the Kahuna's above comments. Everyone keeps referring to this season as a rebuilding season for the Canes. I just don't see it. If it was a true rebuilding year, the Canes would have had half of the Checkers roster up for the entire season playing 15-20 minutes a night to gain experience and a few more of the vets would have been traded away for more prospects and draft picks. McBain and Skinner are the only real young players playing their first full season. Tlusty is another young player, but he already played in the league with Toronto. I think the Canes should have just played the Checker call-ups much more this year. They would have been better served next season and beyond. The 5 minutes a night most of the players received this year when they arrived was not enough to showcase anything. Most played on the 4th line, but most are projected to be among the top 9 forwards. They were never really given the chance to succeed. Personally I would call this year a transition year and not a rebuilding year. The team slashed payroll and some of the fixtures of the team for the past 4-5 years moved on. If the team doesn't qualify for the playoffs, I wouldn't blame it on the "rebuilding year with all the rookies in the line-up" because that simply is not true despite what we have been lead to believe. The Canes will miss the playoffs because some of the players who were being counted on to produce and be major players for the team this year, have had bad years. I also think the trade of Babchuk and Kostopouls to Calgary was a horrible deal for JR. Major miscalculation on his part.
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