Jump to content
The Official Site of the Carolina Hurricanes

mgilmartin2

Members
  • Content Count

    9
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About mgilmartin2

  • Rank
    Draft Pick
  1. I get most of my Canes information from game broadcasts. I do frequent HF Boards, the NHL message board, in an effort to keep up with as much of the NHL as I can, but no one talks about the Canes there. I also subscribe to the Hockey News, so I get a tiny bit of Canes news that way. And I'm becoming a frequent talker on message boards, not just a reader.
  2. As I was watching the first period of the game--especially after the Devils scored their first goal--I realized we weren't going to be able to win the game because NJ was playing with such incredible effort. Things go right when you hustle and play with passion. But at the same time, I figured that since the Devils were exerting so much energy in this first game trying to take advantage of home ice and everything they wouldn't have as much left later on in the series. That started to show late in the game, with the pinnacle being the goal we scored. The bottom line is that they played a perfect game. It couldn't have been any better for them unless Brodeur had shut us out. I likened their early energy to the effort of an underdog playing a perennial powerhouse in the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament. The underdog (which, even though they were the No. 3 seed and we were No. 6, would be the Devils because many predicted them to lose the series) plays with incredible energy early in the game because they really want to beat the powerhouse. But as the game goes on the underdog gets tired and the powerhouse pulls away and wins the game. Granted, the circumstances are a little different--this is pro hockey and that's college basketball--but still. That's what I thought of. But it's very difficult for any team--pro or college--to maintain an energy level as high as the Devils' in Game 1. I don't think we need to worry about another perfect game from New Jersey tonight--or for the rest of the series. In fact, I believe that tonight's game will be very competitive. I don't think the Canes will do a number on NJ like the Devils did on us in the first game, but a competitive game is about all we can hope for at this point. At the very least a competitive game is more exciting to watch. GO CANES!
  3. I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU ALL! THE HURRICANES PLAYED INSANELY WELL DOWN THE STRETCH (SINCE THE ALL-STAR BREAK). THEY LOST TO A MUCH-IMPROVED CAPITALS TEAM TUESDAY AND TONIGHT THE PUCK JUST DIDN'T GO THEIR WAY! DON'T FORGET THAT THE CAPITALS HAVE MATCHED US GAME FOR GAME IN THE LAST MONTH. SO DON'T BLAME THIS SOLELY ON THE CANES! THEY ARE A VERY GOOD TEAM THAT GOT CAUGHT IN AN UNLUCKY SITUATION. A RUN LIKE THE ONE WE'VE PUT TOGETHER SINCE THE ALL-STAR BREAK WOULD NET A TEAM A PLAYOFF BERTH IN JUST ABOUT ANY OTHER SITUATION. WE JUST GOT EXTREMELY UNLUCKY THAT THE CAPITALS DECIDED TO HAVE A RECORD-BREAKING SEASON AT THE WORST POSSIBLE TIME!
  4. I don't much about hockey (although I love it now), but I thought that was a dirty hit and deserving of suspension. I also thought the Rangers got away with some other dirty hits.
×
×
  • Create New...