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  1. People talk on phones??? Who knew? : )
  2. Average.. with a move to pretty good if we get a legit scorerer. We got very lucky with the goalie situation last year- could have turned out very different in most years. We still needed all season to make the playoffs also keeps from a "very good".. make the playoffs again and also move up in rankings
  3. Eh.. almost all owners are at least multiple 100's of millionaires, many billionaires now. Times have changed, as Dundon proved- to a billionaire a front loaded deal meaningless in the scope of contract. Back when teams total value $50 million, a front loaded deal potentially a problem, but IMO not these days where team values are $300 million-1.55 billion are rising 20% a year https://www.statista.com/statistics/193732/franchise-value-of-national-hockey-league-teams-in-2010/ Owners don't like to talk about how their franchises have escalated in value- player salaries still way behind the growth return for franchise value the last 10-15 years Avg owner value has gone from 148 mill to 630 million since 2000... avg salaries no where near that growth https://www.statista.com/statistics/193443/average-franchise-value-nhl/
  4. No doubt!... Find a nice kind of cosmic Karma in the man that made literally Billions off sub-prime car loans where People who didn't read the fine print or realize the 24% interest rate, now claiming he didn't read the fine print or realize the terms... ohhh the Irony..
  5. Guess Dundon now falling back on the old kid game and asking for "backsies" https://sports.yahoo.com/tom-dundon-wants-70-million-170515645.html Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon is having a case of buyer’s remorse. But it could be too late for Dundon to get a refund. Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com reports that Dundon has filed a claim in the Alliance of American Football’s bankruptcy case. Dundon alleges that his investment happened due to “misrepresentations,” and he seeks a full refund of the $70 million he paid to keep the league afloat for five or six weeks during its only season, before Dundon shuttered it. “Even though AAF executives told [Dundon Capital Partners] its contribution would get the AAF through the first season, those executives knew at the time of the execution of the Term Sheet that the AAF would likely need an additional $50,000,000 (including League revenue) on top of [Dundon Capital Partners’] investment of up to $70,000,000 to get through the first season,” the document alleges. “The AAF and its executives never disclosed this information to [Dundon Capital Partners].” In other words, Dundon claims that the AAF led Dundon to believe that an infusion of $70 million would get the league through its first season, but that the AAF knew that in reality $120 million would be required. More specifically, Dundon claims that the AAF led him to believe that an amount considerably less than $70 million would be needed to finish the campaign. cont in link
  6. Yup- nothing "smart" about losing $60 million+ and closing the league. As been saying he or his lawyers never did proper Due Diligence and he guess "liked" the idea of owning a whole league more than asking the simple smart questions he found out about later.. Amazing didn't ask about the tv deal before buying.. or knowing the tch before buying.. that is far from smart.
  7. 4-0 would be what we did to isles.. which would be a positive for team.. 0-4 would be what boston did to us..
  8. ..Or the Storm Squad!.. never forget them!
  9. I remember back in 2006, the ticket rep's "claiming" the NHL controlled ticket prices for the 3rd and 4th round of playoffs for the huge increase in tix prices.. But based on the much lower Price for the 2019 Strips vs. 2006( mine are 40% below 2006 price)- Do not think that was true and more about PK cashing in
  10. Not sure I would call 40 goals( his best year ever) and 63 points a "flash in the pan".. it's ok to say an ex player had a good season and a boost in production with new team. Yes, he cooled off at the end of the season- but even with that, still very good numbers is the Point- the change in scenery did him good.
  11. Just simply pointing out you have not as clue what you are talking about, not can you even admit you were wrong! It's very funny how you dish it out- but don't like the same treatment back. I find that is the behavior of most 12-13 year olds ironically..to not even admit when wrong. Cheers! Keep up with the wrong predictions followed by the "beleive me".. cause not sure why anyone would.
  12. nino had been dropped to their third line- wasn't getting the playing time and results reflected that. He is not the first nor last player that fell out of favor with their current team- and got a boost in production in a new setting( see skinner, jeff).
  13. $2.5 million in new business?( 91% renewal rate).. good to see. Think this should cement to foreseeable future remaining in raleigh IMO
  14. Won the series at home last night.. was "waiting" for that "surge".. nope didn't happen..guess maybe someone doesn't know what they are talking about.. just saying..
  15. " At the time of his arrival, Dundon’s public remarks assured fans—and, more importantly, AAF players and other AAF employees—that the league’s future was secure. “There’s a difference between commitments and funding,” Dundon told media in February. “They had the commitments to last a long time, but maybe not the money in the bank. My money is in my bank. I’m sure of it … That’s enough money to run this league for a long time. We’re good for many years to come with what I just did.” https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/04/15/aaf-alliance-of-american-football-suspended-litigation-legal-fallout
  16. Again- just hate a billionaire is screwing the little guy and not paying what all these small time vendors are owed. Show some class and pay for the service you expected. I always hate how Ebersol and the big guys got their last money- but not the players or vendors The league left players stranded without a way to get home and even reportedly stuck some of them with hotel bills after abruptly folding. Now, the AAF is trying to get its creditors to back off, saying the league has no money to pay back claims, per Sports Business Journal’s Daniel Kaplan: 88 people are talking about this Sports agent Darren Heitner isn’t impressed, though, responding to the tweet noting financial decisions the league has made recently:
  17. Just heard a replay of it on radio,,, After canes win in overtime against Isles... "Canes WIn!! Hey Big Rig!.( voice rising).. CONSUME ME!!!
  18. Did anyone catch what tripp said to "big rig" after the Game 1 win?? heard it was really funny, but not sure what was said.. thanks!
  19. Ha! no doubt...it's like when gary roberts left Canes because "they are not big time hockey".. and of course canes won Cup..
  20. Yeah, Game 1 is either going to be big our way because Islander's 'rusty" from a week off.. or we get smacked because only one day rest.. not sure which is more logical, but 100% sure, the DAY AFTER, all the "experts" will pick the one that worked and tell us they knew all along( cue roenick from last night calling for caps to win before game.. during game.. in OT.. then after game saying " knew the canes the better team tonight" Just Glad Tavares not with Islanders now- he was a "canes killer" for some reason
  21. hmmmmm.. As much as the Islanders are anxious to resume playing as opposed to this unusually long stretch of practices, they also know the physical toll a seven-game series will take on their next opponent. “I think, at some point, the extra hockey catches up to you no matter who you are,” right wing Cal Clutterbuck said. “We keep reminding ourselves that we’ve got a formula, we’ve got a plan. As long as we can execute that plan with the intensity we did in the first round and for a better part of the season, I think that will take its toll on the opposition.” https://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/islanders/islanders-capitals-hurricanes-game-7-1.30159151
  22. No surge after game 6 or 7.. it's pretty clear you don't know what you're talking about. Just sayin'... Cheers!
  23. It's amazing how when canes do make playoff's ..they sure make it fantastic and you get your money's worth! Watching the cap fans exit the arena, while on tv hearing in the backround the "WOOOO"s WOOO's".. just priceless! Here's to another loooooong playoff run!
  24. No doubt- But if you aren't going to work through current problems problems and commit long-term- then do not buy. The AAF had other suitors, just feels like either didn't do his Due Diligence properly or just really never that committed to league
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