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28 minutes ago, Canes06cup17 said:

Do you think David Cotton is angling to be a free agent next year by playing his senior year at BC?  

Supposedly not. He wants to leave BC better than what it is now. We’ll see come April. 

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2 hours ago, Canes06cup17 said:

Do you think David Cotton is angling to be a free agent next year by playing his senior year at BC?  

He'd be smart to. He has no shot to make the Canes this year, but even next year and beyond, our pool is deep and our squad is young. If he has a big year his senior year, he will suddenly be in demand and can go to the team that has the best shot for him or commits to him. To me it's a no brainer. It's also something that I'd like to see closed down. I don't know how, but even one more year after college would keep the team from just losing a guy. 

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8 minutes ago, remkin said:

He'd be smart to. He has no shot to make the Canes this year, but even next year and beyond, our pool is deep and our squad is young. If he has a big year his senior year, he will suddenly be in demand and can go to the team that has the best shot for him or commits to him. To me it's a no brainer. It's also something that I'd like to see closed down. I don't know how, but even one more year after college would keep the team from just losing a guy. 

Don't know how? It's easy.  Change it so that the team that drafts you has your NHL rights with no time limit.  That would make it more enticing to the drafted player to sign and get the clock moving on their status to UFA.  The problem is that they can draft the players at such a young age that they can wait it out and still be young.

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From the NHL Rule Book (emphasis added):

 

Each member Club shall design and wear distinctive and contrasting uniforms for their home and road games, no parts of which shall be interchangeable except the pants. Any concerns regarding a player’s uniform (including the goalkeeper) shall be reported by the Referee to the NHL Hockey Operations Department.

 

I can't imagine gray/silver being a problem. As long as it's light enough to contrast with one of the opposing team's three jerseys, you're good.

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5 hours ago, super_dave_1 said:

Don't know how? It's easy.  Change it so that the team that drafts you has your NHL rights with no time limit.  That would make it more enticing to the drafted player to sign and get the clock moving on their status to UFA.  The problem is that they can draft the players at such a young age that they can wait it out and still be young.

I think even getting their rights one full year after college would put a lot of pressure on a guy trying to wait it out. He'd have to go to Europe to sit out, but most guy's stock could drop a lot during that year. 

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18 hours ago, LakeLivin said:

A guy on Reddit posted a concept of a new road uni.  https://www.reddit.com/r/canes/comments/cey2at/warning_flag_back_on_the_shoulders_what_do_you/

 

I replaced the eye with the torn flags (and removed a black stripe from the middle as it seemed too busy with the flag crest).

 

Canes away concept w flags.jpg

 

17 hours ago, coastal_caniac said:

To me that's as bad as the existing.  I think it's going to be a total rebrand.

 

I'd really like to see how a silver/grey as the primary color would look.  

 

I'd be all for a total makeover.  If they do keep white, imo the interesting parts of the above mockup are whether these 2 changes are improvements:

  • ditching the red shoulder inserts
  • the flags vs the eye

When they were considering the redesign I wonder if they leaned towards keeping the pants either black or red since we've already got those from our other 2 "dark" sets of uniforms? Not a huge expense in the big scheme of things, but you never know.

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On 7/19/2019 at 8:16 PM, remkin said:

It may finally be time for capes. Someone has to go first.

 

NO CAPES!!!

 

 

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I dont give a crap what they suit up in.  Just win.  The constant changes serve only to sell merchandise. 

Lets just get to September.

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Has it been confirmed that the long-promised new larger video screens are going in PNC for this season?  If not, WRAL just confirmed it as they were doing a live spot from PNC for a piece on Ticketmaster fees and showed a big crane on the PNC arena floor with an oh-by-the-way explanation that a new JumboTron is being installed.  Woohoo...

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1 hour ago, Red_Storm said:

Has it been confirmed that the long-promised new larger video screens are going in PNC for this season?  If not, WRAL just confirmed it as they were doing a live spot from PNC for a piece on Ticketmaster fees and showed a big crane on the PNC arena floor with an oh-by-the-way explanation that a new JumboTron is being installed.  Woohoo...

The old one was down at Summerfest

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2 hours ago, Red_Storm said:

Has it been confirmed that the long-promised new larger video screens are going in PNC for this season?  If not, WRAL just confirmed it as they were doing a live spot from PNC for a piece on Ticketmaster fees and showed a big crane on the PNC arena floor with an oh-by-the-way explanation that a new JumboTron is being installed.  Woohoo...

Superb!

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18 hours ago, Red_Storm said:

Has it been confirmed that the long-promised new larger video screens are going in PNC for this season?  If not, WRAL just confirmed it as they were doing a live spot from PNC for a piece on Ticketmaster fees and showed a big crane on the PNC arena floor with an oh-by-the-way explanation that a new JumboTron is being installed.  Woohoo...

There is a mock up video somewhere on Canesvision. Posted it when they took the "old' one down and installed it in my bonus room.

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On 7/23/2019 at 6:08 PM, LakeLivin said:

Early ESPN power ratings

 

ESPN has us at #12.  They list Caesars Sportsbook odds to win the Cup and the Canes are tied for 10th at 22-1 (along with Caps, Jets, Rags. Pens, and Panthers).

I really like that power ranking. It's all powerhouses ahead of us, can't really argue with them. But dropping the Islanders and obviously Columbus feels right to me. Also, while liking Florida, they at least didn't jump them way up. I'd rank them about that way.

 

They give us cred for adding Haula and Dzingle. I fully get that it's just too hard to look much beyond additions and subtractions, but I really think Svech and Foegele are stepping up big, and even though it's hard to see his path, I'm still looking for 30 points from Necas. That's going to be a lot of offense. Especially when J Williams signs.

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From Chip:

For those who put stock in such things, BetOnline has put out its over/under regular-season point totals for NHL teams this season. Canes: 95.5 points.

 

 

I'm going over.

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Does anyone think that the Canes will extend any PTOs this year, or is that decision another in the line of domino effects that Williams' decision might be affecting? Also I realize that we are in a doldrum period, but choosing our next goalie coach (unless we are waiting on Cam to retire) may be nice. Then possibly some decision could start to be formulated on our apparent glut of players at that position. I'm just hopeful Waddell and Co. have some sort of plan for this obviously critical coach.

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