Discussion in 'Carolina Hurricanes' started by Tryamw, Mar 13, 2018.
Fire Tripp and hire this man
I'd guess that things are about to change a lot for the Hurricanes during the off-season. And that's good. Right now it's pretty miserable trying to be a fan.
A goalie who can steal a few games and give us average goaltending...It would help so ****ing much.
There was a quote from Williams sometime in January/Feb. He was asked if the team felt they could make the playoffs and he said something to the effect of "Yeah, we can still make the playoffs and if we don't, that's on me. On us."
The guy really wanted to bring the playoffs back to Carolina. And not in a "Oh, I'm on the team, so let's make the playoffs" way. He was personally invested. The fact that they couldn't this year, and Francis (and possibly Peters) gets the axe, he's got to be feeling awful.
Justin signed for 2 years, not 1.
He'll be here to see this thing through.
Keep Peters till the season is over, he will cause us to drop in the standings.
Seems like this game was the straw that broke the camels back. I think the team/players and the biggest optomists/masochists among us now finally realize that the playoffs are truely out of reach.
How do the players reacts? Will they finish the season strong since they will no longer feel any pressure having accepted their fate? Or will they go through the motions and let the losing culture flow through them, leading us to a slightly better draft position?
This is going to be a interesting offseason....
I guess by the time I turned off the TV it was too late, eh.
I picture Dundon writhing around on the floor in his owners suite, bellowing obscenities, throwing objects at the TV after this fiasco.
Hopefully his wrath with be the stuff of legends. Maybe he'll read this board and see my username and go "by jove, he's on to something. These boys need a ruthless disciplinarian, not 'a carboard cutout of a western Canadian middle age man'" (LOL, that was a great one)
This was the straw that caused everyone to realize the camel's back was broken three weeks ago, you mean?
Right. The loss to the Caps at home was the gut wrenching one and turned what could have been a decent stretch into a terrible one (including the loss of Aho), but even with that, going 0-4-2 in that stretch in Feb against NJ (2x), NYI, etc.. was the back breaker.
Went to bed after the second and texted a buddy that I couldn’t believe the canes were beating Boston through 2.
Woke up to texts from him laughing at me.
Five goals against in the third?
Never change canes, never change.
Not just "in the third", but in the last 10 minutes of the third.
This organization needs an enema.
Worse than I even realized.
How ****ing embarrassing.
That’s pretty much where I am with home games. It’s just a soul-crushing experience in March, and has been for the past several years running. The games start to feel like something you “have” to do rather than an enjoyable night out.
To make it worse, before the 10 min mark, both Chara and Krug left the ice with injury and I don't think they returned. So they did it without those two.
Don't you dare criticize Cam Ward. He only gave up 3 softies over his glove on 9 shots.
I hear there's a new ticket promo coming out today. Show up in Canes gear for any remaining home game, and get $25 cash and free tickets to 41 games next season.
They're expecting 1,400 people to cash in at the next game.
Chara has been trying to hand the Canes the game so maybe it wasn’t the worst thing to have him off.
It's a bit of a catch 22 though. Without the seats full of Rangers, Bruins, Pens, Flyers, etc.. fans, we'd probably have 6000 people in the arena. That would be even worse for me. Thankfully, the Bruins fans sitting around us last night (and there were lots of them), were a lot of fun at least. Even when the Canes were up they were good sports and while they cheered loudly at the comeback, weren't in your face about it.
You are right though, it's not a good situation either way and has been the same for way too long because of ****ty on ice product.
Yeah, the Bruins fans in front of us said the same thing and even more-so about Krug.
Also 2nd line LW Jake Debrusk left with injury same time. So that was 3 top players left when down 4-1 while also missing their best forward (Bergeron) and defenseman (McAvoy). No way that should have happened with all those top players out.
I'm fine with the visiting fans showing up. They want to see their team, fair enough. It's what makes this franchise viable when they decide to go a decade without icing a competitive team.
I wonder how Dundon feels right now. He did everything humanly possible to draw people into this stretch run, only to have the team absolutely **** it away.
What little we've seen of him so far, I'm guessing he's thinking he's going to make some major moves this off season. Can't see him firing the GM and doing all this other stuff just to make a few small tweaks to the team and coaching staff and then hoping for the best.
It doesn't help we were placed in a division practically loaded with teams that have seen local residents flood the Triangle. A part of me does wonder if Karmanos purposely signed up for it, not caring what it would do to the fan experience because he knew the visiting fans in divisional play would fill up PNC every year when their teams are making the playoff push.
If we ever had a decent team, there would be tons of easy rivalries for us given how home games tend to go within our division.
The problem is the Canes keep finding themselves in this place where the local fans are depressed by early March, so the arena gets taken over easily. Nobody wants to go and see their team get clown-pounded in front of jeering opposition fans.