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  1. 6 hours ago, LakeLivin said:

    Priske's goals over 4 years: 4, 7, 11, 17.  Fox's over 3 years: 6, 6, 9.  McAvoy over 2 years: 3, 5. 



    To the surprise of absolutely no one, show me he can defend and i'll get excited.  Goals from a defenseman are nice, but if he can't defend, he isn't doing his real job.  Cam Ward is one of the leading scorers amongst goaltenders in the NHL but that doesn't mean i want to rely on him to stop pucks.  Make the cake first and then the goals can be the icing.

  2. I've been telling Mrs. Realm for months that we'd get new whites next season and that they'd be based on the blacks (i'm not ultra-clairvoyant or anything - i'll bet most of you have been thinking it too).  That video doesn't reveal much, but it doesn't give me any reason to think i (we) was (were) wrong.

  3. I saw Saarela play a decent number of Chex games and i never saw anything in his game that made me think he was a legit NHL prospect.  He scored at the AHL level, but then so did Chris Terry and Zach Boychuk.  If he had given the committee a real reason to make a decision, they likely would have made a decision.  There's a reason he was rarely the one called up, and that reason had nothing to do with anyone not making a decision.

  4. I followed the Whalers a little back then because the IceCaps were briefly affiliated with them and i remember him being there, but like the Hurricanes now the Whalers were lucky to get one nationally televised game each season, so i can't say for sure i ever saw him play a game.


    At least that's one question answered.  Williams, you're up...

  5. 23 hours ago, remkin said:

    I like the idea of Puljujarvi given the upside, and I don't care about him wanting out, I just don't see us doing it, unless J Williams retires.



    To which i'll continue riding the horse i've been riding all offseason - Williams is doing the team no favors by prolonging his decision.  Not saying the Canes would be interested in Puljujarvi anyway nor that they'd necessarily be able to get him, but if they knew Williams was on his way out, perhaps they could be looking at backup plans, Puljujarvi or no.  As it is, Williams continues to sit on the pot without doing anything.

  6. 1 hour ago, bluedevilcane said:

    I also worry that over time, Dundon’s approach may cause difficulty bringing in talented managers and coaches.



    And Karmanos' approach gave us umpteen years of Rutherford and a couple runs at Maurice.  What's your point?

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  7. I freely admit that it's likely because my expectations were so high for Jordan and so low for Jared therefore it was way easier for Jared to meet my expectations, but in those two games Jared actually impressed me more than Jordan.  If nothing else, he had 6x as many hits as his brothers combined in the games he played, and in considerably less ice time.  Didn't accomplish much else, admittedly, but it was nice seeing one of the Staals willing to throw some hits.  Sadly he was gone by the time i got to Charlotte so i can't speak for his time with the Chex.

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  8. 18 minutes ago, cc said:

    To be helpful-  I am country boy.  " In agriculture, poultry litter or broiler litter is a mixture of poultry excreta, spilled feed, feathers, and material used as bedding in poultry operations. "



    Be honest - you're trying to gloss over a 'Chicken Little' typo, right?  😄

  9. 5 minutes ago, remkin said:

    I have to circle back to the DeHaan return on trade. I do get that the move freed up cap space. I guess one can intellectually apply that cap space in diffent directions. It allowed us to buy Toronto's first round pick and still sign Dzingle and so forth. But the trade itself is still one of the most questionable moves the committee has made to me. 


    I still maintain that at the time the committee was panicking about the possibility of the music ending and having no goalie chair to sit in and needed something, anything that could help in goal. It's this kind of move that makes me still wonder how much luck is involved vs genius with some moves. If we move on from Forsberg or waive him and lose him, then the trade becomes DeHaaan for Forsling (and we gave them Saarlea). 


    Losing Adam Fox after saying he was 99% here, getting Pu for Skinner, and the DeHaan trade stand out as questionable to me. 


    BTW this does not mean I'm overall down on the committee. I gave them and A for crying out loud. So far things have turned out pretty well even on most of the questionable moves, and there's always Rask for Nino to bring the shine back. But no one gets them all right, and the DeHaan deal still seems a bit shakey to me. I guess time will tell.



    Admittedly i am (and was from the start) unsure about the deHaan trade as well.  I know i can look this up but i'm too lazy to at the moment - who did we get first, Forsberg or Reimer?  If Reimer wasn't here yet then i guess i can see the cupboard was looking a little thin after losing McElhinney.  DeHaan & Saarela for Forsling, though - that's Skinner for Pu level trading there, if you ask me.

  10. 17 minutes ago, LakeLivin said:

    Gotcha.  Methinks Forsbergs time with the Canes organization is done.  Can't see the Canes taking a risk to pay him $775k to play in Charlotte, especially since there's a chance we might be paying Reimer even more to play there if Ned plays lights out for the Canes.   Seems a shame as I bet Forsberg ends up signing a 2-way deal with another team anyways.



    Can he?  I don't fully know how it works but i don't see the benefit to going to arbitration to get the Mac-Daddy deal he wants, only to turn around and sign for what the Canes were willing to give him elsewhere because nobody else is willing to pay him $775 either.

  11. 5 minutes ago, KJUNKANE said:

    I do think that is the very strong prejudice that exists in that part of the world, and runs very deep, so yeah, I agree with you.



    I might be misremembering, but i really feel like i read things about him in particular, including hesitation to play here at first because he didn't want to wear red.  Of course it all may have been kidding as well.

  12. 22 hours ago, KJUNKANE said:

    How promising is Anton Forsberg anyway, and I realize at a different stage than our newly drafted Russian goalie, Kochetkov, but how do they compare? With Koch in mind, wonder if Arturs Irbe could be tempted to come back as goalie coach, just reaching here.



    If i remember the chatter correctly, i think Irbe would be way more-likely to come here to work with a non-Russian than to work with a Russian.

  13. 1 hour ago, KJUNKANE said:

    One bit of irony to me was that our 1st GM was a goalie. How is it that we got off on such bad footing in that area?



    He was a goalie but was a long long way from being Ken Dryden.  That in itself could have played a large role in his inability to find solid goaltending - didn't know what to look for because he never had it himself.  And when saw one catch lightning in a bottle for a couple months, he gave him the key to the city and moved on to other methods of mortgaging the team's future.


    Time to make a decision, Willie...

  14. 25 minutes ago, gocanes0506 said:

    Sending Forsling, Brown, & Gibbons down is 2.3 million in savings giving us 4.8 million. Williams at 1 million with 3.5 million performance for playing 20 games and Maenalenan at 1 million. The Canes would have 2.8 mil left to bring players up as needed and space to acquire 5 million cap hit player at the deadline, if needed.



    Brown signed with Vegas.

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