Discussion in 'Carolina Hurricanes' started by Boom Boom Apathy, Mar 12, 2018.
It might soon, but from a manager at McDonald's.
So after we buy our darling (heaven forbid we don't) I'd say we don't try the late 20s backup again. Maybe do what Calgary did and go for an older more proven goaltender. Craig Anderson out of Ottawa? We just need league average right?
We've just got to move on from this ****-show. I actually hope Tripp takes the high road and doesn't give this woman the attention she so desperately craves.
Having said that, if we go into next season with her brother on the roster, I'm officially bailing on this team. One more off-season is all I have left in me.
Blow it up
What the hell happened to this team? They were never world-beaters, but they never looked THIS bad this often all season.
I wonder which game it was that they said "**** it" and collectively stopped giving a ****. Had to have been before the deadline, since they lost 5 straight before then (and didn't look good in any of them).
Maybe the 5-1 Vegas game at the end of January?
This offseason is going to be ****ing seismic.
I never figured Tripp for the rape and pillageing type.
the thing that's most confusing is that the broadcast team has been out of their way fair to darling when they have every right to tell the fans exactly what's happening every time he takes the ice. he's shell shocked worse than i have ever seen a goaltender that had ever experienced success in the league prior. his contract might be the single worst we ever handed out despite it being a risk worth taking. it probably cost francis his job in all honesty, but how dare anyone even obliquely mention this on her television.
A couple decades in the organization will do that to you
Say what? They played well enough to win this game, easily, if they had even replacement-level goaltending. They came from behind 3 different times, controlled the flow of play top to bottom, converted on the PP, had more hits, nearly doubled the opponent in shots, got contributions from all three lines, won the faceoff battle, and Alain Vigneault ends up saying point-blank that the Rangers won the game because of Darling letting in softies.
We are at a point with Darling where in order to win, we need to play well enough to completely blow the other team off the rink. It needs to be a 5-1 type game in order for us to get a 5-4 result.
I honestly don’t know how in the world you can watch a game like that and conclude that it was a “collective” anything. 18 guys played a winning road game and the 19th guy played like a catcher with the yips. It was very, very obviously a loss at the feet of one person who made the game unwinnable for the rest.
Ward/Darling take 2 was going to be a really hard sell internally and externally. Now, it’s getting to the point that having Darling occupy a goalie slot anywhere in the organization (Carolina/Charlotte/Florida) will be difficult to justify. Even if prime Hasek teleported to 2018 and signed with the Canes, I still wouldn’t feel comfortable with Darling in net for 10-15 games.
Never did I imagine a healthy statistical downgrade on Eddie Lack.
If that was the reason why BP played Darling last night, then I'm good with it. And I think it should continue and Darling should have to experience every single goal for every last game, even if he gets run up 8-0 or something.
But let's face it- BP pulled a Bushian "stay the course" with his dumb goalie plan against a terrible team who he thought we could beat and get back in this thing. Erroneous. Erroneous on all counts.
Looking at his sister's Twitter feed is pure comedy. She obviously craves the attention. Wow.
I think if the team really believed they were making a playoff push they'd have started Ward in NY against a team they should be able to beat and let darling get lit up in Boston the next night. They ain't beating Boston either way.
WTF is wrong with this woman? Tripp wasn't even criticizing him that badly except for the Veasy short side one. Her brother can't do anything wrong in her eyes.
What did rest of team didn't do this time? Get enough goals? **** for once and don't talk when you are clearly in the wrong.
It’s not confusing. She’s a delusional lunatic.
She’s mentally ill
We need to buy out Darling but it pisses me off to think he’ll still collect a pay check from us.
I honestly can’t even bring myself to watch any game he’s playing in because I know it will end up being a huge waste of my time. This year I can honestly say is the first season I have little to no interest in watching my favourite team of the past 15 years.
We looked like a deflated balloon after he gave up the short sider to Vesey. That shot should’ve been shrugged off without any movement whatsoever. Made Vesey look like a sniper. That’s a game I feel fully comfortable putting on Darling. I didnt put many of the others on him, I didn’t agree with y’all earlier in the season but this one I do. The Canes had to battle back all night, and did so up to that point. Peters pulling him early also didn’t help. At times I’ve thought Peters had a fan in TD, other times after games like tonight I wonder if he’s a lame duck waiting for the new gm to can him. I’m still a fan but this year hasn’t gone his way.
We can’t be buying both Rask and Darling out, and I can’t see them playing for us next year so it’s gonna be an interesting summer for sure.
Other than Darling, I'd like at least like to see how some of these guys do under a different coach (Faulk, Skinner, Rask, Hanifin, Lindholm, etc...) before considering selling low or buying out. I'm not saying keep them all, as some changes are needed, but it seems to me that this coach doesn't get the most out of his better players, but gets the most out of his below average players.
There's enough dead weight in Ryan, Nordstrom, PDG, Stempniak to allow room for some AHL guys and some new blood (UFA/trades).
I don't think it was the "strength" option. More like the jerking off.
Darling's play in the net, and out it when he should be in the net, has been debated a bunch, but one thing I noticed a number of times last night is that when he's behind the net, and has to send the puck up the ice or along the boards with any sort of force, he looks like he is almost about to fall over when he sends the puck. All the weight goes onto his front foot and his back foot comes off the ground and it looks like he's going to pitch forward at any moment. The first time I saw it, I thought he just lost his balance a bit, but the same thing happened the next two times. He's just so uncomfortable playing the puck, well, so uncomfortable period.
Seems like a good guy and it was a great story how he got to the NHL, but it hasn't worked out. He completely seems to lack any confidence right now which has him not playing to his strengths at all (staying big, taking away shooting angles). Hard for the team not to get deflated.
Maybe he'll get back to his Chicago form with another team, but don't see it happening here.
And for him personally I hope he does. but for us the honeymoon never made it past the reception.
What's ironic, being a budget team, is the one place we splurged was 8m in goal but that is the biggest weakness.
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