Hey Guys, I just wanted to introduce myself. Believe it or not but i am a die hard Canes fan from montreal
I fell in love with this franchise when they were the Hartford Whalers back in 1986. I was 10 years old, and i remember watching game 7 between Hartford and Montreal. When Claude Lemieux scored the winning goal in overtime all my family and friends went nuts! Everybody was so happy and celebrating. But when i saw the look on those guys faces (Francis,Dineen,Liut etc) I said to myself 'There is no reason this team should have lost to Montreal'. Well actually the only reason was Patrick Roy! Anyways since that day i was officially a Hartford Whalers fan and when they moved, a Carolina Hurricane fan. Trust me, being a Hurricanes fan in montreal is not easy! lol Ive scrapped it out with my friends (die hard habs fans) more than Brashear and Laraque combined! Especially in 2002 and 2006. Anyways... Enough of the boring stuff.
I've been reading the message boards for a while (a couple of yrs actually) lol and finally decided to sign up. In my opinion, The problem right now with the Canes is the team system. Lavi has a very aggresive forecheck type system which leaves our defence vulnerable. I think this system was great 2 years ago when we won the cup, but this team is older and slower now, also the injuries don't help. And i'm sorry but Eric Cole is not the same player he was before the injury. I think the team should focus more on defence. Cam Ward is a great goalie, but he can't do it by himself.
Thats all for now guys...
p.s. Don't worry we will win the division and finish in 3rd and then face Montreal in the 1st round. lol