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Posts posted by surfzone365

  1. 43 minutes ago, Bigfist said:

    Just remember though...there were a number of posters on here who wanted him back for a fifth year.  Of course, no one knew what we know now, but there was a camp who wanted him gone based upon results.  We had some very spirited discussions on here about it.

    Understood. That post was partially sarcastic but resonates some truth and credence now. I personally was OK with BP throughout most of his time in Raleigh but I think many will agree, his shelf life was up.  

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  2. 1 hour ago, hopper915 said:

    Maybe he'll coach the expansion team in Seattle. Wouldn't it be funny year one they duplicate what the Knights did and give a huge middle finger to Toronto?

    Babcock is a defensive coach that encompasses hard playing, physical play and heavy hitting....

    something I want to personally see with the Canes.  The Toronto mgmt wants a more wide-open finesse style. Don’t see them breaking their Cup drought on that path 😏, especially against teams like Boston and Washington who eat teams like that for lunch.

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  3. 3 hours ago, remkin said:

    More pity than sympathy, maybe a whiff of melancholy. This was a once reviled fan base for me after the ECF en route to the cup. But in a healthy way. I liked to dislike them. But now, I can only pity them. I'd probably feel more sympathy if Skinner hadn't gone there and lit it up last year, but then it's back to pity after they signed him to that massive overpay. Just sad really.

    I know some really excellent folks from

    Buffalo who are devout Sabres fans and they are not part of the revolting crowd many of us Canes fans have experienced. For them I feel (a little) bad. Nonetheless, I recall getting into a heated exchange with their rowdies at PNC as recent as 2016. Thankfully cooler heads prevailed but I came to dislike the Sabres more actually in recent years than in 06. So I still love to hate them despite records 🤷🏻‍♂️

  4. Poor Buffalo. After a taste of victory against Ottawa, they almost let a rookie score a hatty on them in a 4-1 loss in Chicago to return to losing ways. Chicago is 15-1 in the last 16 games vs Buffalo, Carolina has a 10 game win streak vs the Slugs, and who knows how many other teams own them. So does Caniac nation have sympathy for this wayward franchise ??

  5. 49 minutes ago, bluedevil58 said:

    I'm just stating g this team severely lacks grit.

    Although I can’t stand the Bruins, Caps, Blues, and Ducks.... those teams  have a history of being physical, aggressive, and punishing on their opponents. That in itself goes a long way toward success.

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  6. 3 hours ago, gocanes0506 said:

    Got to get 4 points at a minimum this week against the Flames. Red Wings and Devils coming to town.  Hope is to get at least 5 though. 

    No reason we can’t run the table, but I know how it goes. There’s a stinker in there somewhere.


    Detroit seems to give us fits no matter how bad they are 😶

  7. It should be a delicate balance of continued auditions for the young guys/new-comers, and getting down to business now that these games count.  I think we're going to see some real growth along with a Stanley Cup season. I expect nothing less than a chip-on-our-shoulder demeanor and to kick *edit* in the Metro.

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  8. 4 minutes ago, BadgerCane1958 said:

    Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, I’ve seen the Whalers at old Chicago Stadium and at the old Met Center. I was way over .500 also.

    Grew up watching the Hawks when there were at the Old Stadium, but it was usually when they were getting bullied and beaten soundly by the Red Wings, North Stars, and Oilers.  


    Regarding the Canes, it brings me joy to see fellow other Canes fans on the road. Now that we’re filling our home arena, no reason we can’t start making a presence in other rinks. Would love to start a road gathering here in DC area. Be loud. Be obnoxious. Be heard. 😎


    Thanks for bringing the Canes presence to Florida 🙌🏽

  9. I think we’re going to hear a lot of different viewpoints and angles about Jake. This is a solid move in general. I’m hesitant to over-analyze the matter until we see how he fits into our system.  As some folks have mentioned, I think a change in venue might be just what the doctor ordered for him. That bodes well in one thing that you can’t coach: motivation and fire.

  10. It was going to eventually come to this. While I would love nothing more to see JW skate for us again, it won’t last forever. Not trying to complicate the obvious but we can’t hang on to one guy forever no matter how instrumental they were. Next man up! With that said, I hope JW does what his heart and body tells him is right to do. Either way he will always Oh Captain My Captain 👍🏽

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