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Everything posted by realmdrakkar

  1. Alternate captain for his KHL team.
  2. I'll have to listen back, but i thought he said Ferland missed a lot of games and he didn't miss a beat, so i took it differently. Not listening back right now, though... watching the Chex game.
  3. Understandably, but i have to say it was either irresponsible to play a guy with a game-hampering injury instead of letting him heal, or the Canes don't have the defensive depth we think they do. Which may have been confirmed in the playoffs when the preferred 7th guy was given 3 minutes a night...
  4. Forslund's tweet - Thank you Caniacs! For everything!!! Has a similar finality to it as Ferland's, if you ask me.
  5. Some of the improvement will simply come from a few of our players being a year older. But on the flipside, a few of our players will be a year older - won't be long before Williams and McElhinney are getting custom walkers with skate blades on them so they can move around the ice. As much as i like all of the McKeggs and Bishops, those guys are a dime a dozen. We need to let about half of them go and bring in that elusive top-6er that we look for year in and year out... so what else is new? Meanwhile i'd once again be content for any 2 of Mrazek/Mac/Nedl, but if we can get Bobrovsky, let's do that instead, yes? Just no more Ward/Lack/Darling. Oh, and new special teams...
  6. The first shirt was excellent. This one has a 'been there done that' feel to it, JMO. A '48 Second of Pretty Good Hockey' t-shirt perhaps or Hamilton patting Nelson's head, but Cherry's Hurricane rants are old news by now... don't validate his relevancy by making a new shirt of everything he says. Again, JMO.
  7. I expect they discussed it and came to the conclusion that Hamilton's Brock Nelson head pat was the surge.
  8. 3 years of Hamilton, 1 year of Ferland, a 2nd-rounder, and a 3rd-rounder (possibly 2 2nds instead of a 2nd and a 3rd) in exchange for 1 year of Lindholm and 1 year of Hanifin. Even if a hefty chunk of Ferland's year was 1 period in and gone for the rest of the night, i'll take it.
  9. And here i thought he was going to mess up our chemistry when he returned from injury. Dude's probably playing the best he has since becoming a Hurricane. I love it!
  10. Speaking of Tavares, don't you just know Islander fans are loving the way his playoffs turned out compared to theirs?
  11. The one goal was a beauty, though.
  12. Had Montreal made it, every single current- and former-Canes coach would have made it to the playoffs this year. Part of me is disappointed that didn't happen.
  13. Funny thing about the Rask and Skinner deals - had we traded Rask for Pu & 3 non-1st round picks and Skinner for Nino, i'd be smiling and profiling. It's a head-scratcher to me that of the two, Rask returned the top-line player while Skinner returned spare parts.
  14. Agreed, but i wish we had signed them for another year, considering all we got in exchange for him was a year's supply of Rice-a-roni.
  15. What ever he brought, i wouldn't mind having his scoring touch for the next couple weeks against Washington.
  16. Hats off to all those who, like me, thought Dundon was being a cheap *edit* in making Waddell the GM and Brind'amour the coach instead of going outside the organization...
  17. Wonder if they tried to get away with reds on the road.
  18. Send Mrazek the bill - i'm sure he's about to get a damned nice payday...
  19. If i remember correctly Knyazev signed a 3-year deal with the Hurricanes and was playing in Lowell but after a stellar 7 points in 68 games, was thrown into the Tanabe-Markov deal.
  20. Ferland's still a Cane? I thought we traded him for Nino.
  21. I've never seen dissent on this either. Perhaps he's talking about another message board.
  22. They can't, can they? I don't know all the ins and outs of the CBA, but wouldn't the trade deadline have been the deadline to trade his rights as well? That said, i disagree with your second sentence. Had Lindholm and/or Hanifin been great fits here with multi-year contracts, perhaps, but as i opined elsewhere, they were both in the last year of their contract and they likely weren't going to re-sign here (or the Canes weren't going to sign them, end result being exactly the same). We traded 2 years for 4, with the longer-termed player playing his best hockey of the season. Again, i'll take it.
  23. I'm still confident that we're making the playoffs - it's ours to lose. Looking realistically at the schedule, if all of us had pointed at the one game we were most-likely not to win, 90% of us would have pointed at last night. We are still closer to catching the Isles than the BJs are to catching us (as long as we take care of our business and win the magic bean game), so i will stand up as apparently the one person in this forum happy about the result of the CBJ-NYI game. I'll say again, if we miss the playoffs it's because we couldn't take care of our own battles and not because the now-mediocre (since the trade deadline) Blue Jackets happened to win a game. Concerning Fox, it sucks bad, but with the defensive depth we have in front of him, we weren't sure how we were going to make room for him anyway, especially since Faulk decided to become a defenseman this season and Hamilton decided to become a hockey player over the past few months. The sky isn't falling yet and we win 2 or 3 more games this season, we're in the playoffs. Score more than they do, guys.
  24. Yes and no. We will have traded one year of Lindholm and Hanifin for one year of Ferland and 3 years of Hamilton. Lindholm and Hanifin weren't re-signing here anyway, so we got 4 years for 2. I'll still take it, Fox or no Fox.
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