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  1. The Canes are changing the affiliate who houses their prospect pool - they aren't changing their prospect pool.  Players in Charlotte who were under contract to the Canes will now be in Chicago under contract to the Canes.  The players in Chicago who were under contract with Vegas will now be in Henderson under contract with Vegas.

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  2. 8 hours ago, Canesfanforever said:

    What   has been  reported    with Helvig last year  did not  stop the canes  from still keeping him .   So who knows anymore .   Up is down   left is right  ,  Canes  seem perfectly happy  with  ignoring once again  the Goalie  problem .  



    Well i mean the Canes don't have a 'franchise goaltender' for sure, but it isn't like they have two sieves out there either.  And, if the scuttlebutt can be trusted, they did make some attempts, which doesn't equate to ignoring.  I'm as ready as you are to see them land a long-term dudeman, but the offseason isn't half over.  The sky isn't falling yet.

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  3. 2 hours ago, spockrock said:

    yeesh, might be time to take off the homer glasses.



    Not sure i've ever been guilty of homer glasses - it's quite well-documented that i've seen less value than most in a fair number of high-rated Canes defensemen from Pitkanen to Faulk to Hanifin to now Gardiner.  One of the best stay-at-home defensemen the franchise has ever had, though, man, i wouldn't let him go lightly.  I'm a bit concerned about Pesce's string of injuries and hope that isn't going to continue to be a recurring trend, but i can count on one hand the current Canes who i would be less-likely to trade 1-for-1 for Laine.

  4. 9 hours ago, Canesfanforever said:





    Thank you Grammar  police   .  


    BTW   he was 20  ,  He was 18  in 2010 , the lockout happened in the  2012-2013 season   and return to play happened  in January  6th  2013  

    Skinner would of been 20  , his birthday is in may the 16th ( birth year 1992 )  ,    he would  HAVE   been 20  that   year in 2012 . 



    You are correct; i yield on my statement he was 19 - he turned 20 the summer before.

  5. 15 minutes ago, spockrock said:

    Now that’s a tad unrealistic. Laine is worth much more than Pesce



    He also has 1 year left on his extravagant contract compared to 4 on Pesce's way more-economical contract.  With equal contracts maybe i don't think he's have to come with a sweetener, but with the contracts as they stand, i stand by my assessment that Winnipeg would be the team needing to sweeten the pot to make it happen.

  6. 5 minutes ago, Canesfanforever said:

    It was not his  1st year  ,    It was  during the mini lockout when skinns  could of  went .   He opted  out by saying no .     What Rutherford  had to say on the subject is irrelevant . 



    He was still 19.  And please, 'could have' or 'could've', not 'could of'.

  7. 11 hours ago, Derailed75 said:

    Truthfully i never bought the Skinner didnt play D argument anyway. Sure he didn't play in our D zone which was what Roddy wants, and I'm fine with him being moved. But if I'm not mistaken he was in the top 5 in takeaways the year before the trade. He played D he just did it in thr neutral and O zones. Again he wasn't a fit here but he wasn't a headache, he wasn't a bad player, and he wasn't traded because he was a flop. He was traded because he didn't fit the scheme, this and nothing else.

    The only bad thing is unlike most of the moves the committee made we did not get value out of it.



    His takeaway ability was excellent.  No, he wasn't the greatest at backchecking and/or guarding our own net, but he's not the only Cane to have ever been guilty of that.  What drove me crazy was that he seemed to be held more-accountable for his lack of defense and a certain 'offensive defenseman' or two.  To this day the concept of a forward being held more-accountable for defense than a defenseman in the same organization leaves me scratching my head.


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  8. 2 hours ago, wxray1 said:

    The organization's decision made the organization look like a headcase.


    I really don't know what "they" were thinking.  It was a damaging decision.



    I think everyone, including the two co-captains, thought that decision was batdung crazy.

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  9. 11 hours ago, Canesfanforever said:

    what was the first thing Brind'Amour wanted to do when he became the coach ?  Try and get rid of skinner  by any means  .     Canes  legend cliff  pu  and draft pick is what skinner  was worth .     Now they got  Staal having to play with him ? lmao   smh .     Sure skinner did not fit the scheme   and  some could say his development was  rushed  ,   But Skinner  was asked if he wanted to  spend a year in the ahl and he flat out told  the canes management  no.   I'm glad those days are behind the canes  so that the team and  fanbase can focus on  happier  days ahead !    Loving the  prospects the canes  got this year !   they look like  great   Brind'Amour guys ! 



    Not a single word of this corroborates Skinner being a 'headcase'.

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  10. 20 minutes ago, legend-1 said:
    Buffalo fans think their going to be good but their frickin full of mediocrity.



    As can be gleaned from looking at Toronto and the Rags over the years, it isn't about how much talent you bring in but how they work with each other.  Buffalo's putting together a lot of talent that could make a run if any chemistry comes with it.  I'm just not sure any will.

  11. 5 hours ago, bluedevilcane said:

    I know there is a lot of posturing by coaches/teams, but Rod made statements that Nino and Gardiner are still considered valuable. I think he implied Gardiner may have been playing injured, especially early in the year.



    I stand by what i've said multiple times before - it does neither the team nor the injured player any favors to play an injured player and have him stinking up the ice instead of healing a little quicker.  If all that mess at the beginning of the season was preventable yet wasn't prevented, then there was some serious bad decision making going on.

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  12. 2 hours ago, remkin said:

    Eric Haula is still out there....OK, obviously just kidding.



    If we could get the same Haula back who started the season with all those dirty goals, i'd be all over it.  Once he was injured, though, that was it.  And of course i think there was talk about his not being happy here as well.  But man, that first month or two...


    4 minutes ago, OBXer said:

    We also need a top six scoring forward. I have no idea who we could target or fit in.  I think I will just sit back and :popcorn:



    That's all i can do as well.  Can't even wager a guess as the majority of the stuff 'the committee' does comes straight out of left field for me.

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