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  1. 10 hours ago, beboplar said:

    The Faulk situation could turn into a distraction.

    It arguably already is.


    If I'm coach there's no way I want a guy with one foot out the door in my camp. Funny how Mr. Ambassador hitman Erik Cole beat up on Skinner to move it on out when he was clearly no longer wanted, but not Justin, when it's every bit as clear that the org wants him out, too.

  2. 1 hour ago, LakeLivin said:


    I can't claim to have researched Kase's concussion history.  I first brought it up based on a couple comments from some Duck's fans, and then picked off the first article I found with any details from a google search.  I don't claim to know how many he's actually had, and no idea how to find out if he had any in CZE (no way I'm attempting to spell that, lol). But the three mentioned in the article seem pretty well documented.

     Both I found were here, but I clearly missed the article you found. Link it if doing so isn't a PITA.

  3. I count two concussions for Kase, one in the A and one in the NHL. I don't know about the early one, but apparently the second was caused by an opponent or a teammate; Drew Doughty punched him twice in the back of the head and when a teammate tried to jump in to defend him, he apparently kicked Kase in the noggin. 


    The torn shoulder labrum he suffered to end his season is probably good news; unlike a rotator cuff, there is never a question about surgery versus healing on its own for this injury; surgery is the only option. The procedure completely relieves the pain about 2/3 of the time for pitchers (as the linked article, which is baseball-centric, notes). But given that hockey players in general don't make the same overhand motion often, let alone repeatedly, it wouldn't seem to be as (potentially) limiting, even if Kase is among the 1/3 of people whose effects linger after the operation.  

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  4. 7 hours ago, KJUNKANE said:

    Amen to that top!!


    On another note, Rutherford must be hitting the CBD too often again, as he is said to have commented that with the team makeovers to date, that this team currently RESEMBLES the one that won the Cup in 2016. I'd answer that by saying "resembles"is a stretch, and only because Crosby and Malkin remain does it resemble?

    Yeah, that addition of Brandon Tanev put them over the top. Mwhahaha.


    I see Velluci, in addition to being its coach, has added GM of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to his resume. All he needs now is the patented Rutherford NMC.

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  5. 4 hours ago, Canesfanforever said:

    Id agree with you if  Helvig  only gave up   maybe 4  goals .  But to give up 10 goals  in a meaningless prospect showing ???   it's not like anything was on the line like impressing the scouts or   coaches , lol     If that is an example of a bad game for him  i wonder what a good game would look like LMAO !!! 

    How about three good seasons (see below)? Kid turned 22 a few months ago and has one pro year under his belt, for crying out loud. Keepers are seldom close before they're 25. (Ned turns 24 in January).


  6. Helvig will be fine. He's risen to the occasion at every stage of his development, and as his development continues the hill just gets steeper.


    Everybody has bad games. Assessing potential career performance based on one game is pointless.


  7. 1 hour ago, super_dave_1 said:


    He wasn't the one to give Darling a NTC.  This is a long beaten down subject, but the Canes aren't any more guilty than the rest of the league


    The problem isn't using them, it's who they get used on, which JR has a demonstrated inability to grasp, and which he passed on to RF (who signed Darling). JR has rolled merrily down the same path in Pittsburgh. Besides the only two (and a half) guys on the team deserving of them (Crosby and Malkin and maybe Letang, none of whom JR inked), three more, all questionable and all of whom JR did sign, have either NMCs, NTCs or modified NTCs. His latest? Brandon Tanev, a 27 year old with 24 career NHL goals, who JR gave a six-year deal at 3.5 million per and a modified NTC this summer.


  8. 14 hours ago, slapshot02 said:

    Personally I thought Fleury did a more than adequate job with his limited play time last year. He seemed to make fewer mistakes and seemed to use the body more. He's still young and has more potential. The org may not see it that way but not sure what we get for him unless he is packaged with another player.

    I agree, and was frankly surprised when RBA seemed to penalize him with fewer minutes. He takes the body frequently, his head goes up the minute he has the puck on his stick, and he knows when to pinch.

  9. 2 hours ago, KJUNKANE said:

    When the $1,554,791 was mentioned Lake, that's who came to my mind, but even at that, and we are compliant on Day 1 of the season, he has to come off some time, so how is that adjudicated when we would then slide over? So, a trade has to be made.

    Plus there's the chance that CapFriendly is missing something; maybe they never took DeHaan's LTIR out of the equation.

  10. 5 hours ago, Canesfanforever said:

    Interesting you have Forsling  in the line up .  No indication  reports  have shown  he will crack the line up that i have seen . 

    I do however see Faulk being moved out for some picks though.  


    I see it more like this just in my opinion  till TVR  is back and ready skating with the Canes 



    Slavin - Hamilton

    Gardiner - Pesce 

    Fleury  - Bean


    Then later TVR  takes Beans  spot.   or  like  you suggested Forsling 


    I actully see McKeown getting in before Bean, who only has one year in the A. McKeown has three and has earned his shot. I like Fleury a bunch, but Roddy (apparently) doesn't, which is why I see him being dealt. Put him with Faulk and the trading partner immediately has a pairing.


    Time will tell, and like you, I'm not too concerned. Most important is we'll have two solid top pairings and the NHL experience, among those four and TVR, to bring Forsling, McKeown, Bean, and/or Priskie up to NHL speed.

  11. 6 hours ago, beboplar said:

    This reminds me of when I was going to Berkeley in the early '70's.  The team had both Steve Bartkowski and Vince Ferragamo at QB.  Which begged the question, "How many QBs can the team play at once?"

    The Canes are so loaded at D that the rumored trade of Fleury to Edmonton sounds more real now.

    Moving Fleury alone doesn't solve our cap issue. We're $2 million over and he's only making $850k.


    I have to think we're moving a pair, likely to include Faulk (I hope we're not dumb enough to move Pesce.) If Fleury goes with him we clear $5.6 million of cap space, getting us back under by about $3.6m. A nice pad for a helper, if needed, at the trade deadline. Moving those two leaves us with six NHL D-men:






    As listed, those pairings are balanced (L/R shots). And there'd be lots of competition for the seven slot, among McKeown, Priskie, Bean, and Wood.

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  12. 8 minutes ago, Kyrule said:

    I’m not anxious to see what’s next, because it will likely be a cap move.


    Also, people were also saying that Gardiner wouldn’t be happy in a bottom pairing role, but that’s where he sits right now.


    One more thing, the Leafs guy said Gardiner is better than Tyler Myers, and he got 6 million per iirc. Gardiner does seem like a bargain as long as he plays D. I’ve seen him play quite a bit, and offensively he has the goods, defensively...


    I think a change in scenery will be good for Jake, and he seems like a good locker room guy. I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up really liking it here. I wonder if he knows Dzingel who called this area a hidden gem.

    Sounds like Gardiner could be the guy on the O side that Faulk was before his last injury, and hasn't been for the three years since--i.e., the QB who backpedals at the blue line to open shooting lanes, and gets his shots on net, for tips, rebound conversions, or clean rockets that find the twine. I miss that Justin.

  13. 2 hours ago, Bing_Chow said:

    So much for Carolina being cheap. I guess that Aho offer sheet irked Tom "No Big Deal" Dundon so much that he's now flexing to prove a point. Great news for us fans!

    I don't think that at all. I think they targeted him the minute they knew Willy was waffling. There's a new sheriff in the owner's office, and lets his wallet do the talkin'.  

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