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  1. I was on the other end of the arean, so.... How exactly did that puck get it? Off the back of Ward? And yeah, I've felt all season that Staal is loafing. I wish it wasn't true.
  2. Thank goodness I dropped $140 for Center Ice! If you think about it, it is not a bad deal (Center Ice). Before I'd go to the bar to watch the game, which would cost $40 a trip. Much cheaper to enjoy the game at home!
  3. Based on a 4 day weekend party I had there in late April 2003, here is my opinion: Chances of rain are increased - rained 3 of 4 days. Water was bloody cold, plus the beach floor (under the waves) was cut up due to strong currents. I'd wait a bit longer than April.
  4. Being recently new to the board, and a somewhat recent mega-fan of hockey (Used to be a Kings fan back in the early 90s...), I may have a different view point than those who are "pre-cuppers". On one hand, I agree with the topic poster that the boards are convoluted, and not 100% on topic. Yet, I do not feel that this is 100% the users issue. There is a reason why there are moderators, and the mods are responsible for keeping threads on topic; for locking inappropriate topics; for warning/banning users based on inappropriate behaviour. Also, each forum should have a "sticky" thread at the top, which explains the "rules" and each forums "protocol" Also, longer term users should help direct the newbies to the appropriate thread. We should all rejoice when a new member participates because it is one of the few methods that the Fan has to recruit people to the great sport of hockey, and hopefully woo people to be Caniacs. I fail to see how ripping someone apart for being "ignorant" or just plain "new" helps the situation. Finally, this is a community board. As such, we must act as a community and help when need be. Some earlier posts have mentioned going to a different board that is for "pre-cuppers", etc. To me, this is an ignorant elitist way. Creating an elite group of Caniacs only segregates the fans more, thus makes the Caniac Nation weaker. In closing, most of us are Canes fans, and are thus used to being called names, stereotypes, etc., so instead of acting like a Sabre fan, act like a Caniac and help the new fans, don't call THEM names, etc.
  5. Statistics are like a bikini. They show you a lot, but not everything. IMO, lack of chemistry, injuries and a rotating defense.
  6. Thanks you for pointing out that the Chip & Chase is Lavi's coaching, and not just Tanabe's style. And to point out, I don't criticize because I have no skates to stand on. I just wonder why the coaches and Canes do certain things sometimes. Also, yes, I do prefer aggressive "defensive" defensemen. I believe that Canes are in need of brute strength that can intimidate and serve as protection for the smoother skaters (like Staal and Cole). As for Kaberle, I'll reserve any comment, as I have not seen much ice time for him. Later!
  7. No thank you. I don't think I could stand Edmonton fans saying that the Canes stole something else from Canada. First the Cup, and now Smyth, the prodigal son of Canada. Smyth to the Canes would be like Dale Earnhardt heading to the Canucks. It just won't happen.
  8. Anyone but Tripp, I say. Note to fans: If there is a controversial goal, and they phone the War Room in Toronto, the outcome will be the opposite of whatever Tripp thinks/says. "I just don't understand the 'kicking the puck' rule" - :roll:
  9. I think this could be summed up in one word. CHEMISTRY. Never felt it with Belanger, but I bet a spark will still be burning for an Old Cane coming home.
  10. Without having read all of the posts [and double-posts :wink:], I have not been impressed with Tanabe's play. Especially when I'm sitting near the ice. I understand that the Canes are/were light on the D-men, but to me, his stick play and tenacity is lacking. Too many times have I seen him out of position on Power Plays, plus I think he has a real hard time playing the blue-line and keeping the puck in the zone. As for getting the puck in the zone, he's always trying that bank shot off the boards and chase...he plays more like a winger than a d-man. Plus, he just doesn't appear to have the stones to be an aggressive D-man. The only time I've seen a lick of spark from him was when he was chewing out some Maple Leaf at the red-line one game. Man up, Tanabe! Show us what you got!
  11. Check out his right heel tonight. Last time I saw him, he had what looked like an entire roll of duct tape on his skate. IMO, something is up...
  12. From what I heard via two employees of the Canes was that this is true. Forsberg fell through. I also just heard that Blake from the Isles is on our radar now.
  13. Got more info... next in the trading crosshairs is Blake from the Isles. Also, to corraborate someone else on the boards, Forsberg was almost a done deal, but fell through.
  14. Trim Spa baby! Public Service Announcement: See what drugs, alcohol (too excess), diet pills and crash weight loss can do to you, kids?
  15. NBA, hands down. They don't even call travelling for Pete's Sake! :roll:
  16. It's going to be a Center. My crystal ball says so! Hmmm, Sundin. Haven't heard that he was on the block. Interesting...
  17. Have to go with Justin Williams, since he is my second Right Winger on my Fantasy Team Now that I picked up Kaberle, may just have to go with him! ...How can we pick just one!
  18. Not sure what I heard can help, but seems that Babs will go to Albany (or is at least discussing the minors with the Canes), and that Brind'Amour is hurt. My bet is the foot injury for Brindy (i.e., the Duct Tape Foot) is really bothering him, and that we are on the hunt for a decent Center (2nd line). Not much else I can get out of these text messages...
  19. Heard through the Front Office grapevine that a trade is coming real soon. Something about Brindy being hurt... Sounds like a C to me!
  20. Had a problem with three drunk Flyer fans after the 9-6 Canes win back in October of '05. For the most part out-of-town fans are cool, unless they drink a few too many Yuenglings. FYI - The Oiler fan who sat next to me in Game 2 of the Cup was awesome.
  21. I can't wait to watch the Canes get their revenge tonight! My wish list: 1. Chara / Charo / Chewbacca gets checked into the next time zone. 2. Gleason gets to give that coward Savard the whipping he ran away from last week! Geaux Canes!
  22. Try MacGregor Ale House in South Cary. I was there last year with some buds watching the Canes play the Devils in Jersey. After many, many beers, and several hours later after the game, some of the Canes came into the bar. We were totally astonished to see them there after a game they played in Jersey, but the bartender told us they were there quite often.
  23. Watching the Canes vs. Habs game in French rocked! Seriously, why are people complaining about the language? It was cool to hear the excitement in their voices, even though I couldn't understand them (save for "french word, french word, french word, french word, Erik Cole, french word, french word") It was a blast. Anyways, most announcers and especially Color Analysts need to be gagged or at least muted (Cane CA, included). Tell me about the game, and relate to me. Don't tell me about Commodore's dental habits. PS - And if I hear Tripp talk one more time about who he can't understand the "kicking the puck" rule, so help me! :x
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