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  1. 2 minutes ago, AWACSooner said:

    The official motto of the Carolina Hurricanes since 2009

    I’m not sure what this team is getting wrong. All they have to do is put the puck in the other team’s net and stop it from going into ours. This isn’t rocket ? science ??‍♂️

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  2. That is a fair and down-to-earth assessment I think many of us can identify with. We certainly have some positives to reflect on. This was suppose to be the year that the pieces of the puzzle would come together and vault is into the playoffs. Many of us fans came into this season with a “playoffs or bust” attitude. It doesn’t look like it’s happening, so this season stings more than any other recent campaign. Us loyal fans are still here and will support the franchise. The slackers and fair weather fans have already come and gone. We’ll still be here. To better and brighter days ahead...??

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  3. 1 minute ago, top-shelf-1 said:

    I think you misunderstood caniac's idea. Just a random shot, as done with the kiss cam or any of the other fan-featuring video interludes, just targeting people in other-than-Canes gear, with a caption (like maybe, "Wrong barn, cowpoke!"). 

     

    Or, you were being sarcastic. :shifty:

    I have no idea what sarcasm is ... ?


  4. 16 minutes ago, caniac-1-1 said:

    Are there any legal issues with putting the camera on a person wearing a visiting team's jersey and adding insulting captions, like they used to do with players in the penalty box?

    That’s going to be a lot of cameras and that cost is going to get passed right along to the loyal fans. Speaking of cost, does parking still cost the same as a game ticket?


  5. 18 minutes ago, remkin said:

    My beef is not with the traveling fans. True, I long for the day that there are only a few of them in the PNC, but at least I get it. Sure it's a bit rude to come in and make our barn yours, but I guess that's what we get. My beef is the transplant fan who fully embraces the Canes, even buys season tickets, but when their main team comes into town they toss aside the Canes garb, don the enemy sweater and actively cheer against their own team in it's own building. Maybe it's because I've moved around a lot and adopted different teams over time, maybe it was being part of that magical run to the cup here, but I just don't get actively doing that. I guess if I'm still considering myself a primary Bruins fan, I just go to that game quietly. I don't know because I'm all in on the Canes, but it just seems like an act of aggression against your own team.

    Fair, sound, and astute point. 


  6. 16 minutes ago, hopper915 said:

    I grew up a Bruins fan because my family is from there. I've lived here 50 years, but still root for the Bruins when it doesn't affect the Canes. I do not root for them when they come here either. I root for the Hurricanes!

     

    I've been told by some of the visiting team fans that I've talked to that it is cheaper for them to travel to Raleigh, buy tickets here, spend the night here and go home the next day than to get tickets in their own barns. Not saying this is the case for all visiting team fans, just the ones I've had conversations with.

    Agreed. Especially the Original 6 ticket prices are out of site expensive, those fanbases can take a week’s vacation to Raleigh for warmer weather and squeeze 2 or 3 hockey games in with our prices. It’s cheaper for me to travel to Raleigh for a Canes game than it is to go to a Caps game.


  7. The subject of allegiance is a touchy one and I see valid points from both sides. Hometown allegiances die hard. Here’s my thing... plain and simple... if you’re going to go into anyone else’s house and pull for the away team, show some class and be cool. Show respect and don’t be a jackass. Sports is like any other business...it’s about money. Pens or Rangers fans dough ? is just as welcome at PNC as Canes fans’ hard earned bread from the administrative point of view. If you can’t behave yourself and be cool, you should be banned from all sports venues.

     

    Ill add that it’s up to the organization as a whole to fill PNC with OUR red and black by putting a good product on the ice.

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  8. If you recall, Nashville has an open policy to try to prevent Hawks fans from invading Bridgestone Arena. It was called “Keep the red out”. Tampa Bay had a similar policy during the 2015 Finals. Again, I’m all for encouraging the Home crowd. I am also annoyed by visiting obnoxious fans from other fan bases, especially those who go out of their way to show their true colors. A run in with Buffalo fans in 2016 while trying to enjoy a Canes game at PNC comes to my personal recollection.  I just hope we don’t stoop to Nashville’s level in that regard. That is actually embarrassing to have a ticket policy because you can’t fill your own barn with your own fans. 


  9. I agree with the general sentiment here but I also don’t believe in gimmicks to “wooo” fans. You have to make the hardened and bold decision to become a fan. No rewards, no pats on the back, no “atta boy”. Raleigh (NC in general) is a transient place. Like Tampa, Dallas, Miami, we face the uphill battle of defending our arenas and that’s just the way it goes. I made the choice to shelf my Blackhawks jersey and apparel for Canes gear but I won’t/can’t expect the same from other  transplants. I have lived in the DC area since 2004 and Capitals threads have never touched my skin nor will it ever. So I find myself as the enemy screaming for the Canes at the Capital One Center and being seen as a traitor for not adopting the Caps. Friends and co-workers say I live and work in DC so I should support DC teams. No amount of discounts will cause me to hang up my Canes sweater for an Ovi shirt. Irony my friends...

     

    i want to see PNC full of Canes fans like anyone else, and as we have exhausted this point in many other threads, winning will help... not discounts or free pizza.


  10. I just had an opportunity to really read up on this topic. At this point I’m all for what shake-ups need to be made. I like RF but my loyalty to the overall team/franchise trumps that of one or two men. We’ll see what other messages Dundon drops and what this all leads to.

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