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Everything posted by realmdrakkar

  1. I really haven't missed that guy embellishing the national anthems.
  2. I obviously didn't see the same thing Brind'Amour saw the other day, but that's why he gets paid the big bucks while i sit in a recliner. Hope Mrazek proves me wrong but i'd be way more-confident with Reimer in net.
  3. Except for the scoreboard. He loved that thing!
  4. Best camera angles i've ever seen in a hockey game, and i don't miss the in-house crowd in the slightest. Mrazek wasn't terrible in his half-game but i hope Reimer gets the call Saturday. We need to take fewer penalties and could really stand to have healthy Necas, Pesce, & Hamilton. I liked Vatanen but if he ever has to race somebody for the puck, forget about it. John who?
  5. It's well-documented that Bishop is a favorite of mine, and i'm happy to see him back on the expanded roster. We all know he isn't going to become another Aho out there, but he's also always come in as the extra guy when needed and played a solid well-positioned game and brought at least a little bit of muscle. Hopefully none of the extras are needed, of course, but if he draws in, i'll be comfortable knowing we're not throwing in a scrub.
  6. I expect fake noise to be cringeworthy, but we'll see.
  7. Pesce or no Pesce, i'm an unhappy camper if Gardiner plays and Fleury/TVR sit. Though i expect you're right.
  8. The Canes still owe Forslund money? Those brassards! Pay him what you owe him and let's get on with it!
  9. Not sure i saw any such implication. I wonder the thing top shelf wonders.
  10. Best-case scenario for the Canes. Canes don't do afternoon. If they get a bunch of noon games, forget about it.
  11. Hopefully they're quicker to give an update on this than they have been on whether the Canes are truy moving their AHL affiliation to Chicago.
  12. Sorry to go here so often but come on, man - the plural of city is "cities". Anyway, these actually sound like logical choices to me. Those cities, and Canada in general, seem to have come out on the other side in a way we can only wish the States had.
  13. It's all a result of his ridiculous contract (thanks, Rutherfart). If he's being paid $3-4M with no NTC, centering the 3rd line & PK, and skating around with an A, i think the vast majority of Canes fans are smiling and profiling to have him out there as long as he wants to stick around. But as long as he's the highest-paid player on the ice not named Aho, is being overslotted (the only time he should ever touch ice with Svech is if there's an injury and he's filling the gap), and is the C leading his troops into battle, he's not the guy. I still think he brings little that the now-gone much-cheaper Wallmark couldn't/didn't provide, and that cash could be quite useful somewhere else.
  14. Maybe in time but from what i've seen there's a larger hockey fanbase in Raleigh than in Charlotte, and the fan base that's here doesn't necessarily pull for the Canes. I didn't see too many tears amongst Chex fans when the Chicago Wolves story came out. As far as MLS, i'll be shocked if Charlotte isn't dead last in attendance from the get-go. If they aren't, it's because it's the shiny new object and they'll be in the attendance basement the next year. The average Charlotte sports fan is at this moment weeping their heart out because NASCAR banned the Confederate battle flag.
  15. Just one guy's opinion but if you really want the Canes to fail at the box office, put them in Charlotte.
  16. Agreed. Sadly it's the nature of the beast. The Canes could lead the league in attendance year-in year-out and a sizeable chunk of NHL fans would still be saying NC doesn't deserve a team and the league should move them to Quebec / back to Hartford / blah blah.
  17. Agreed. I just hope they don't switch their colors to a red & black motif, Canes fan or not.
  18. Agreed with this, however considering the possible relocation target is Houston, keeping hockey in the south won't make a difference one way or the other in this one. I don't necessarily expect the team to move to Houston, but at the same time i wouldn't be surprised to see Dundon try it, nor would i be particularly surprised to see the league approve a move to a larger southern market.
  19. I've been ready for this one for years.
  20. I briefly wondered if Charlotte was revolting against the Canes. Speaking of, has anyone heard any updates on the whole Hurricanes-Wolves and Checkers-Panthers thing?
  21. FS-CAR is doing Nashville Predators hockey tonight?
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