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Everything posted by realmdrakkar

  1. Dude could totally take control of a hockey game, when he was ticked off enough. Problem is he only did it maybe twice the whole time he was here. But he did have it in him.
  2. Quite possible. I can't imagine he didn't take a cut anyway, unless TD is really cheap. I can't imagine being an 'advisor' pays as much as his old gig here as Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations.
  3. If nothing else i'd imagine Buffalo is now on Jordan's acceptable list. Truthfully i don't know doody about the Sabres beyond about 4 guys. Do they have anyone cheaper than Jordan who could free up some salary space but still halfway get the job done? Of course that question would have been better asked before the Canes let Wallmark go, who could have pretty much plugged-and-played in the same role and nobody would have noticed much difference. It would have to be more than Pu though...
  4. A year ago tonight the Canes played their first preseason game of the season and wore their fugly white sweaters for the first time. This has been a long season...
  5. I still find it humorous thinking back to the press conference introducing TD as the new owner and how BP and RF seemed jubilant while DW seemed very dour and many of us, me included, thinking DW knew he was about to be kicked to the curb. Ba-dump-bump.
  6. Not sure if this was already known - i hadn't seen it anyway - but Rick Dudley is now a 'Senior Advisor to the General Manager' for the Florida Panthers. No longer with the Canes. https://www.nhl.com/panthers/news/florida-panthers-announce-new-additions-changes-to-hockey-operations-staff/c-319046126?fbclid=IwAR1uuSx37eBhIsl1JxkqT55ra-ohM-p0HMMgwCKwxrsR-25lSsKSZfrhO0Q
  7. Maybe, but if you ask me the Capitals just became a threat again, at least for those 2 years. And just when i was thinking the Canes had put the Caps behind them.
  8. Well i mean this game was closed to the public, so...
  9. They're both Vegas property, aren't they? I expect they'll move on to Henderson.
  10. Greenville didn't claim the Chex last season - curious why they would this.
  11. I fully believe that Francis lost the job when TD came in and gave him the go-ahead to make the team better immediately and Francis proceeded to sit on his hands and preach patience, which is the last thing TD wanted. Therefore i think Francis totally had a fair shake but blew it. Learning experience. Now with a clean slate he can put together the team he wants from scratch, and i do wish him well. But i do think he had enough control over his situation that had he just made a trade, he may still be here. In 4 years as GM he didn't make a single player-for-player trade because he was apparently insistent on 'winning' any trade he made and in concentrating on winning the battle, he lost the war.
  12. I can still do without the amorphized rabbit but i dig the blue one.
  13. I have the album. It'll bring tears to your eyes.
  14. I'll be bummed out big time if the Wolves change their look over this. They've kept the same look for over 25 years through 2 leagues and multiple parent affiliations, as well as a number of years as an independent. I hate it enough already when they do their putrid 3rd jerseys. The jersey i'm wearing in my pic - that's all they need. And the white version i guess, if they have to...
  15. Honestly this is what i see as well, if you're meaning 'Canes fandom'. The Chex have fans, but i really think as many of them disliked the Canes as liked them. There might be other areas where this severance will affect things negatively, but i don't think it'll be due to losing a bunch of 'dual' fans.
  16. Yeah, we all knew it but until it was official, it wasn't official. Now it's official.
  17. https://www.nhl.com/hurricanes/news/canes-announce-affiliation-agreement-with-chicago-wolves/c-318956636?fbclid=IwAR1icUMwY33s1NNUAKhcADotIAFE7mJQev9Rk-nMthfkUJdV69Ts36ZxXqk
  18. http://gocheckers.com/articles/features/checkers-announce-affiliation-with-nhl-s-florida-panthers?fbclid=IwAR00384Qb4j0ENRiZu1u8jTiZxwobUP4qsKTlIwsxPaCWMkm1OZR2pGhawE
  19. I haven't been keeping up with the draft prospects at all but if Askarov is the real deal and is available at 13OA, man, take him. Our prospect pool is looking good and we have a decent number of mid-20s-core-players who will become veterans over the next few years. I mean if the impossible happens and Lafreniere is still sitting there available (he won't be) then of course you take him, but G is the one position that can turn a contender into a champion and the one position i feel the Canes have struggled with.
  20. I can't pull for the Stars but i could totally pull for the Barons.
  21. I wouldn't take Anderson/Nylander for our 1st or Hamilton, much less both. And even mucher less with sweetener on top of that.
  22. Give up Hamilton for a guy no longer in his prime who didn't want to be here when he was? Ha ha, no.
  23. Wonder if team-player Tuukka would show up for that.
  24. I still say McAvoy's hit on Staal was the final nail for the Canes this year. Legal hit or not, had anyone stepped up to the challenge i think the tide could have turned on the series (yes, i'm still on that). But instead the Canes all stood around like little boys staring at a school dance, afraid to approach or even make eye contact with the girls. Good on the Bolts for doing what the Canes should and could have done.
  25. All i'm hearing anywhere are crickets.
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