1) Most improved player
Erik Cole, hands down. Never thought I'd see him return to his level of play.
2) Biggest surprise this season
3) Team MVP - we couldn't have battled to game #82 without his contribution all season
Cam Ward, no way we were going to be close without him and with our bad defense.
4) Unsung Hero - the guy who quietly did his job well and received little credit for it
Jay Harrison. I still don't think Joslin is better than Harrison and Jay put a lot more heart into his play. I really liked his performance throughout the season.
5) Best game of the season
6) Worst game of the season
7) Biggest reason the Canes didn't make the playoffs
They weren't supposed to.The fact that they got close is thanks only to the amount of effort they put in. Also, we just couldn't finish when it mattered most.
8) The biggest piece the Canes are missing to get them over the 9th place hump is?
More experienced D and more consistent offense.
9) If Paul Maurice is replaced as head coach, who would you like to see as his successor?
Someone outside of the organization, someone new.
10) Which call up from Charlotte is most likely to make the team full time next season?
Hard choice between Dalpe, Boychuk, orBowman.
11) Which free agent is the most unlikely to be re-signed this off season?
Unfortunately, I think it's Harrison even though he's been very good.
12) Which free agent is most likely to be re-signed this off season?
13) Your favorite highlight/moment of the season?
Brindy's jersey to the rafters. What an emotional night.
14) Your standout lowlight/moment of the season?
15) If you could choose any player to spend the day on a golf course with, who would it be and why?
Joe Corvo, I just really admire him for his effort and his play. Even if it wasn't great for those last few games.
**And finally, the Bruins have what they call the 7th Player Award. Its an award voted by the fans for the player they feel went above and beyond the call of duty and exceeded their expectations during the 2010-11 season.
16) Who would you vote for if we had this type of award?
Cam Ward. Other than game 82, he was our rock.