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  1. I actually have that album autographed by Bev - definitely a great band there as well. Roy Wood was awesome.
  2. I don't care for anything since Jeff Lynne decided he was a drummer and cellist and started recording new stuff by his lonesome, but back in the day ELO was my favorite and he and whatever band he has with him still do the old songs incredible justice. Enjoy!
  3. Fair enough. I didn't look up his ice time - the 3 minute thing just stuck in my mind. I'll edit. I do stand by the rest, though. 🙂
  4. I know we're in the Aho discussion but since we're here i'll carry on. Personally i'd be hesitant to move another D-man. Despite what we might think about our defensive depth, RB & Committee felt our 7th guy wasn't ready to play more than 8 minutes a night in the playoffs while the rest of that depth weren't even ready for that. As it is, the roster on the Canes website lists Forsling as the 6th guy. Honestly i haven't seen much of him, but from what i have seen, he's a step or three down from deHaan. We have an injury of any kind (and isn't it already in the cards that TVR will miss part of the season?), and we're dealing with a bottom-6 pairing of 2 of Forsling/Fleury/Bean/McKeown (keep in mind we've lost half of our Charlotte D-corps). Unless another top-6 defenseman is added from somewhere, i'd be very hesitant to trade another of our NHLers. Maybe those guys are ready, but the brass didn't think they were 7 short weeks ago. The Hurricanes website only lists Slavin, Pesce, Hamilton, Faulk, TVR, & Forsling, while the Chex site only lists Bean & Sellgren as signed and Fleury, McKeown, & Carrick as RFAs (though i thought i saw somewhere where Carrick had left as well). deHaan is gone; Robertson is gone; Didier is gone; Renouf is gone; Wesley is gone; Sanguinetti (who none of us want to see back anyway) is an unsigned UFA. We're at the point where we only have 11 guys to fill 12 NHL/AHL spots, much less cover for any injuries.
  5. Anyone bites, he'll never make it to the second period.
  6. If Aho's offer sheet inspires the rest of the team to play their butts off then Montreal did us an even better favor than we realized.
  7. Not necessarily directing this at you, sleek - your post is just the one i chose to quote. Of course Aho wanted to play for a team that was holding a sheet of paper in one hand and over $42M to be given to him over the next 5 years in the other. I expect he would have said the same about any team holding that money at him - i know i would and i'd expect a good chunk of the people here who are throwing him out with the dishwater would as well. Doesn't mean Montreal's his lifelong dream. Doesn't mean he doesn't want to play for the Canes too. Doesn't mean he'd rather play for the Habs than the Canes. Kid wants to play hockey and get paid for it - you think he's going to say 'nah, i don't want to play for you guys'? Pffft. Only thing i'll say about it is that with this kind of money being deposited into his bank account, i hope he doesn't take his regularly-scheduled month at the beginning of the season to get warmed up and that he doesn't go cold again, injury-related or no, a month before the end of the regular season. Not because of any of this with the offer sheet, but because he's now being paid like a 1C and needs to look like one from start to finish. He does that, i'll be smiling and profiling into next summer.
  8. I believe i'm correct in saying if the Canes match, he's stuck in Carolina for the season. If he truly wanted to play for the Habs, them tendering a not-so-big offer sheet is the best way to ensure he doesn't do it this season.
  9. I'm actually painting the foyer and stairway today so i'm taking this literally.
  10. McKeown is a safe name to throw at me... he's a solid defensive defenseman as well, truth. Didier larger, a better hitter. Probably on par with each other but in the 'size matters' debate, Didier would take him. None of the others came close defensively.
  11. If Boston gives him a chance with the big club, i expect everyone will be seeing what i've been saying about him all along. Best defensive defenseman Charlotte had, just wasn't one of the sexy names to drop when discussions about our defensive depth came up. Bums me out way more than losing Boychuk Saarela and Terry Poturalski.
  12. That's what the Panthers fans are saying about helping us out of our Darling mess.
  13. Some 'sky is falling' posts here but i'm with top - Reimer holds more value to us than Darling, if for no other reason than because we can probably get rid of by simply putting him on waivers. This was a deal to get out from under Darling and after having to buy out Marleau, getting out from having to buy out Darling is invaluable. Consider this an insurance policy while we continue working on Mrazek or looking for another goaltender. And if the worst-case scenario is that we go into the season with Reimer/Nedeljkovic, i'll still take that over going into a season with Ward/Lack or Ward/Darling.
  14. For a fleeting second i thought you meant Paul Maurice and i was about to go running for the hills.
  15. Edit him. http://www.wbspenguins.com/2019/06/28/mike-vellucci-named-penguins-head-coach/?fbclid=IwAR1hGq4UVKOzBXg-dWnW2UeCujotnAoTYHOEr7MXx9ss7sy7d4PXHdJyRTM
  16. I'm going to bring this up every time i see mention of Lindholm/Hanifin traded for 'one season of' anything - we traded 'one season of' Lindholm/Hanifin as well. I won't refute the rest of your post, but that trade must be called what it was, which was 2 seasons of Hurricane players (1 each of Lindy and Hanifin) for 4 seasons of Flame players. No cherry-picking of the details can change that truth.
  17. Greenville Swamp Rabbits officially announced as the ECHL affiliate. Of course i'm over here whining about their non-acknowledgement that the Calder Cup-Champion Checkers even exist. Doubt too many of Greenville's players are going to be jumping straight from Greenville to Raleigh. I'm thinking it's probably three teams, one Carolina. But what do i know?
  18. Josh Welsey not extended a qualifying offer, which kinda bums me out because i was impressed with what i saw from him this season. Ty Rattie, PDG, and Ryan Murphy not qualified by their teams. Just say no (i'm sure the Canes will).
  19. Maybe Forsberg is Ned's replacement in Charlotte... if Ned goes to Raleigh and Tokarski goes back home, the Chex will need some help in net.
  20. Forsberg couldn't even crack the Hawks' lineup last season - his most-recent NHL action was in 17-18. #4 on a depth chart that featured Ward at #2. Ack.
  21. OK, i guess Luke halfway answered my questions and raised a head-scratch of his own. Were we in need of someone to compete with Ned? Um, OK.
  22. Scratching my head over this one. Like Rem said, clearing cap space to stay at the floor? This has to be part of something bigger coming along. Is Forsberg supposed to be Mrazek's replacement? Are we losing Ned and Forsberg is his replacement? Are we planning on going into next season with a tandem that played a grand total of 1 NHL game between them last season? And CDH is a whole nother set of questions.
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