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  1. well i voted that conboy will be sent back. why. well this is my reason. with the way things are here we bring guys up to fill the holes. when thoes holes are filled in with the regulars, no matter how well they played we send them back. each and every game i watch where conboy is playing, he playes ALL the minutes hes given. hes a great player who does well. he understands our team and gels well even in a "fill the whole" kind of way. i would love to see him play as a regular for a while. brookbank, although hes our " enforcer" doesnt do much else. conboy plays hard and produces well for us, not in goals, but in other ways, great d and does what we need him to do. i would love see more ice time for him.
  2. right now i look at our team, and i dont see a formidable leader. Ruutu produces well, wallin when not injured is great, but we have to look at is, who are thoes who show up night in and night out, play their time, make plays, make checks, and rally the guys. This i feel imo is ruutu. Since his quick arrival to the team he has come in and played like hes been here for the last 5 years. He makes things happen, i think thats who our next leader is. at the very least give him the A.
  3. wow a great fan. i know everyone is going green and recycling, and the canes are doing that too. JR is re-hiring his "best friend". politics yes i can see that, but the man has the most wins with our team. Lavs wasnt getting the team to be where they need to be. they have alot of unneeded stress put on them. from themselvs and alot of the people who are superfans when we win and hateful when we dont. i too wanted to see lav go. i too wanted a coaching change. francis has been iffy on the coaching thing. JR needed someone he could trust to come in and tweak the team. Lets give Mo the chance to be different, to be better. I may not like this idea, but we dont have to like it, as fans we support our team no matter what. im a 1st yr sth and ill continue to get my season tix, no matter what. i love this team, and i love going to games. JR may be crazy, but crazy just might be what we need. plus toronto is paying his severance, and were not paying him anything, so if this dont work for us this year i can see a new coach next year and MO is free. its like test driving a car. you like it you buy it, you dont you take it back. same thing.
  4. ok maybe i was misunderstood, i ment a coach who has played in the nhl, like gretzgy (sp) i know lavs is a "players coach" but i ment a player who has become a coach. i didnt know if he had played or not. some people play the game and move up, and others just know how to play and coach. sorry if there was a misunderstanding.
  5. wow the most comment replys ever. i win!!! whoo whoo. i konw this thread is for fun. im just trying to get ya'll riled up. ive never seen anyone so quoted in my time here. thanks i feel special. not short bus special, but special. i love this team and yes it has become a "family tradition" im all about it. my 5 yr old daughter wants to play hockey and i ecourage it. i love our team i love our sport, and i want it to continue. thanks ya'll for making me feel important. GO CANES!!!!!
  6. WOW!!!! Ive read alot otf threads and comments, spouted my objections and my oppinions. misspelled words and said some harsh things, but WOW. Now this thread seems to have brought the best out in everyone. Objective comments, well thought out and planned responses, all of you i.....well...can agree with. Change is needed. A new fire needs to be lit, coaching, player, fan wise, but something must be done. Lets start with the players. We have been plauged with injuries for a long time. First is was excuesed away after the cup as "it was a short off season" then it continued. We have a serious injury problem. This i think was due to our aggressive play. it happens. in the prior year, i think it came down to play. we were 1st all season till the end, either due to player injury or not playing up to potential (sp). This year some key players have been out for a while. Other players have had to step up and fill thoes holes, gettting walker bake will be a big boost for our team. This will also mean another adjustment to the lines and the players having to gel all over again. Im hoping, and this right now is a big hope, that things will start to turn around this month and well swing in the right direction. Next the coaching. Lavs brought us a cup, great. He hasnt produced in the following years. Last year the 5 forwards on the pp was an awsome trial. where did that go????? i thought it worked pretty well for us. now its not around. The dump and run.....WOW thats been done and and were getting beat on that every time. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT WERE GONNA DO THAT. STOP IT, BAD LAV. Need to chage the stragey a bit. shake it up find something new. New isnt always better, but in the case it may be. Now im gonna go out on a limb here.....i think we need a "player coach" someone who has spent time on the ice, im not sure if Lav has, but i think that would be a good move. Finally the fans. Go caniacs. i too have been hurt with the recent fall of our great team. i too, have spent alot of money to get thoes season tix. i too, want to see a good game, but im starting to feel a bit ripped off. i didnt pay good money to watch our team lose. I hope every game i go to, to see a good played game and a win, well to be honest, right now i just want to see a good played game. but the upper managment needs to look at the seats and see that WE pay the bills, WE drive the game, and do things to bring more of us to the games. I think this thread has been the most thought out and well spoken group of ideas yet. GOOD JOB. i have only two more words to say then im done GO CANES!!!!!
  7. are you kidding me. Staal yes hes a great player...in the past. this season has really stunk for him. i know players go through ups and downs but ive watched him. hes....well imo lazy. trys to be the superstar every game, going 1 on 3 and getting poked away. taking bad shots, and just at times standing in front of goal waiting for something to happen. i remeber when HE made it happen. now not so much. i dont want to trade him either, but he needs to get it in gear. also this is a TEAM effort, he nor brindy nor the wizard carry the team. they all have to work together. weve got a great team, that needs great leadership, if you want a trade to happen TRADE LAV'S
  8. i am thankful that i live in the south and have such a great time at the game. its a "whole" experience. good ticket prices, expensive parking, long lines, over priced beer, lousy sound, good friends, and good hockey, except the going 4-0 in the second. and being close to a .500 team. and not going to the playoffs two years in a row after wining the cup. that makes my whole day.
  9. really??? this what we really have to talk about???? wow. well ok. dancing granny has become a corperate employee. when the croud is down and out they bring her up to motivate them. losing interest in an 81 yr old woman having a seizure. the storm squad, although fairly hot, does nothing but bounce up and down on the poles they are at. stormy, *edit*. have you seen the commercials with him in them. i swear. the UNC ram mascot has more personality, and ron the ref. well hes just down right dumb. but this is NC a family state, a family place to bring the kids, and watch grown men slam eachother against walls, and pound eachothers faces in just like at the local bar fight. great parenting. im to blame too, i take my kids to the games. but hockey a mans game or a family game. imo, its a mans game. with hits and fights and dives, injuries, missing teeth and the like. bring back the heart of hockey, stop making it a family spectical and get back to basics, hits, fights and goals. o, btw the canes wont make the playoffs as a .500 team. they need to step up and play some damm hockey. GO CANES!!!
  10. HD, SD it doesnt matter to me. sure i love the HD picture, but watchin the Canes play and hearing the announcers is a treat. I work 70hrs in the resteraunt biz and see most of the games at work with no sound, so when i do get the chance to watch a game at home, just watching it is enough for me, but really i love the HD feed. Best picture on the planet, next to being at the game.
  11. OMG this is my fav. i laughed for like 2 whole minutes. great stuff.
  12. well i have read this thread. ITS CALLED GET RID OF JR. there are a lot of people who do not say to fire him, but a good enough of ppl who do. these are the people im talking to. these are the people who are constantly whining about how were playing. these are the fairweather fans, who dont know how to stick by their team no matter what. 2ndly, this isnt school so my speeling and grammer arent the issue, i use lower case cause it doensnt make any difference, its still there name. 3rd chuck k is the man. i love listening to him call games, however im not a huge fan of how hes says sampsonov's name. i just learned today that he actually is pronouncing it right. as every person knows im allowed to have my own oppinion, and your allowed yours. im gonna stop here before i go off on a tangent in the wrong direction. GO CANES!!!!
  13. i stand corrected, just sounds funny to hear him say it differently then everyone else. thanks though
  14. wow well it looks like i called an *edit* meeting. i guess ill just stick with the tried and true falls tap room. or listen to chuck k call the game an say sampsonov's name wrong all night. so thanks for nothing. after this i hope this will be locked.
  15. wow what a bunch of cry babies. this is pro sports. some teams have stellar years and everyone loves them, then they fall flat on their faces and everyone calls for trades and firings. its just the way things are. were not the cup team this year. sure we had a great team the last two years, and we flopped, but that doesnt mean we just go and fire lavs or JR. These guys have 1 thing on their minds. WIN GAMES. they all want to win, get another cup and show the rest of the NHL that they are a team to respect and fear. theres alot of talk about the cup win as a fluke. and right now thats being proven. but we have a fairly new and young team. we maked great trades for ruutu and corvo, and sampsonov...( i hate the way chuck k says his name.) these guys produce and play hard. sutter and leighton are young and fresh. these guys all need time to learn and work together to make this run happen. alot of teams like wash and detroit are still with their cores for the last season. were trying to get a great team together and make a stand for the cup again. its too early to be talking about firings. if we lost 10 games in a row maybe, but 3 its just a streak. we can come up and take a hold of the division and kick *edit* if we want, the team has to want it. give it time. if things dont change after the all star break then we can revist leadership changes. but give these guys some time to click cause once they do its alll over from there.
  16. oh yeh you would be right if we made the play off's the two years following. were the ONLY team in history of the NHL NOT to make the playoff's two years in a row since winning the cup. personally i think lav's needs to rally the guys, get them back to basics or we need to find another coach. im sorry. i like what we have as a coach, but he is the first leader of that team and if he doesnt get them motivated and in the game, then its him we need to replace. i know im gonna get blasted for this, but reality and truth hurst sometimes
  17. most of yall have a point. its not upt to one or two guys to go out there and drop gloves. The role of enforcer has slowly deminished. I look around the RBC and see alot of young kids. i myself have a 5yr old daughter, who i take to games with me. Hockey has started to be come a "family" sport. Most parents dont want their kids seeing two grown men beating eachothers faces in. I know i dont want to expose my kids to violence. and before i get bashed, it is part of the sport. Its part of the culture. it would be like taking tackling away from the NFL, i guess. We as a team used to be known for hitting everything that moved. We were also known for our firepower in the boxing arena. The hitting and attacking needs to be better. I have been watching alot of other teams this season, and teams like detroit and the rangers hit hard, attack the puck make great plays and make things happen. too many times were just skating around waiting for something to happen instead of making the play come to us. The intesity and aggressivness needs to pick up. oh btw, instigating a fight is a 5 min major, and not team really wants to take that.
  18. Tripp may be a huge dork, but common. hes funny, strange and a lil out in left field. he makes it his own. Him and John have a chemisty second to none. I havent seen such commentating (sp) ever. I get a kick out of them, Tripp will make some off the wall comment and John goes ok anyways and goes on. its funny. i dont care DORKS UNITE
  19. umm im not sure, but i belive that there have been many b-ball and foot ball games won with a free throw and a field goal in ot. maybe your point was mistaken by the way you said it. no no other game has been won due to 1 player taking a shot on the goal. but no other major sport in our county save soccer has someone tending the goal. in this case one could argue that it would be better to see baseball go 9 innings then a home run durby following. i understand the need to shorten ot, the river rats last year played 2 whole games 1 in regulation and 1 in ot. i think 1 20 min ot sudden death period and then a shoot out, would be the best thing. imo. as far as the points. 1 point is given to each team for making it to ot, not losing. another point is given for the win. but some of you are right, why award points for the losing team. were the only sport that does, were also the only sport who takes a man away for a penalty. maybe other sports would be more interesting if penalties were done the same. i know football and basketball would be.
  20. okay, lets all just calm down. leighton, is on a hot streak no doubt about it. looking good. great preception and awareness. cam is struggling. it all has to do with pressure. cam had alot of pressure after the cup win. and couldnt perform like he did in the previous post season. mike, is working hard to keep his job and stay at the nhl leval. boychuck has been sent down and mike doest want to go back a notch. so hes hustling and working his butt off. if he continues to play like he has then cam has a real fight on his hands. i think leighton can be an elite goalie. hes very aware and young. cam is getting older and maybe no so into the game anymore, or maybe this is all were gonna get out of him. one flash of brillance and then smoke. either way. i would love to see two strong goalies working the net. this would keep them fresh and healthy. 1 goalie supporting the team makes for some misrable finishes. as for the pens game. leighton played a stupendous game. making grrrreaaat saves, and plays. only getting beat 4 goals in one period.....the last. but thats not too bad for a rookie. this game we have to look at the whole team. the third was *edit*. we left after 2 periods. the offense slacked the d slacked and the only one really trying was ol mike leighton. we used to be a 3rd period team. now were just whatever in the third. a 1-0 score in the third was nothing to slack on. we should have come on super strong and pounded the pens into the ground, not let them score 4 in 20 min. thats all i got for today. thanks.
  21. well let me just say this. since ive started with this message board, ive learned to watch the WHOLE game. i watch the d and the offense. Ive taken what yall have said about certain players and have watched them with more attention. Most of our defense does great when the puck is in our d-zone. however the problem lies in the whole defense. we have this problem with stoping the attack at our blue line. too many times have i seen 1 on 3, or 1 on 4, get past our blue line and make a scoring chance. this also seems to be more present durring the 3rd period. this used to be our period, but now we have seem to fizzle durring the 3rd. Seidenburg (sp) (sorry about my spellin it sux i know) has stepped up and has made some tremedous plays, so has wallin, and kabs has kinda been there a lil, not like he used to. Look durring the ducks game the third belonged to the ducks. they spent most of the third in our d-zone. leighton made some awsome saves. the defense helped alot, but couldnt keep them out of our zone. it has to stop at our blue line. our forwards cant carry the team. its all or nothing both offense and defense. we have to keep the opposition out of our zone. nuff said.. it early were tied for first in our division and i think were gonna get better. have faith yall. GO CANES.
  22. i want to thank everyone for their imput. but yes its time to leave it alone.
  23. some of you dont really seem to pay much attention. The defense on the 10th got beat good in the first. They got their act together and stoped some really good plays. The next game their game stepped up, once again after falting two in the first. I watched the wings game from home, keepin an eye on D. They all seemed to me to have stepped up their game. Good hits, great steals and great awarness of the puck. I dont recal seidenburg (sp??) wiffing any shots like he did in the opener. I think they are gellin great. its gonna take some time for them to understand whats going on with all the new guys we got. Most of you are right. D is super important and these guys need to be on point. The skating was fast and reminded me of the past canes. Wings just simply beat us. id like to see brookbank some more out there hitting and doing what we hired hime to do. corvo looks great, dennis is looking good, and nick is getting better with his line. oh btw this sutter kid made some great plays and made some good hits, look for him later as he matures as a cane. p.s. i know is not D but i had to throw that in there.
  24. ok last post her tonight. first i want to thank all of you for your opinion, i had no idea this would be such a topic to discuss. second. you people are funny as all get out. i would use another adjective, but it would get bleeped. but i think now we have gone as far on the topic as we can. i see it turning into a fire storm of poking and pushing of eachother. i really didnt think this would turn into a 4 page discussion. but thanks anyway. so...... maybe we can all agree that weather she sucks or rocks shes a brave girl who brings a closeness to our family of caniacs.
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