Carolina Hurricanes are going to surprise many people

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  1. ViD

    ViD #CBJNeedHugs

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    I've been watching some of their pre season games and I can say that they now have an incredible young offensive group led by a seasoned veteran cup winner.

    Already established Aho, Staal and Teravainen are joined by an insanely skilled addition of Svechnikov, Necas and Zykov who have been putting up points in pretty much all of the pre season games.


    Their newest acquisition to the defense in Hamilton establishes the Hurricanes defensive crop as pretty solid having top talent in Slavin, TVR and Faulk.

    The only questionable position is goalies. It's pretty weak, to be honest, but if Mrazek plays well, the Canes are going to battle for a play off spot.
     
  2. Crede777

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    It's risky to try to extrapolate any sort of meaning from preseason games.
     
  3. DJJones

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    Their offense is going to be terrible. Relying on that many young guys isn't going to end wekk
     
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  4. ViD

    ViD #CBJNeedHugs

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    Toronto proves you wrong, though.
     
  5. Scottyk9

    Scottyk9 I love to hockey.

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    Terrible offense, good defense, suspect at best goaltending...

    10th
     
  6. DJJones

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    How? You think your guys are that good and Toronto had some nice veteran depth
     
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    They've been bad for years because of goaltending.

    They added Petr Mrazek.

    Not sure how people think they're going to somehow become good this year.
     
  8. Mrb1p

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    TBH, they should offer a first rounder, Nedjo and Fox for Price. TIME IS NOW YO

    What? Aho is an elite guy, the back end is great offensively, they have a lot of talented depth too.
     
  9. Mathew Barzal

    Mathew Barzal Dah-Lee-En

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    It's preseason. Jfc.
     
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    they're a talented team that will be sunk by goaltending
     
  11. Lunatik

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    If Mrazek and/or Darling bounce back, they could easily be a playoff team IMO. They will live and die by their goaltending though.

    That said, is Brind'Amour's system conducive to those guys bouncing back? From what I've heard, it is more run and gun and that could result in their goaltenders being hung out to dry more often and when you have two guys with shaky confidence, that could also be very very bad.
     
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    Yup, if their goaltending is even average I think they make the playoffs.
     
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    Lunatik Who wants to walk with Elias? Sponsor

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    They might be the most difficult team to predict this year because of that. Similar goaltending to last year, they will be in the hunt for Hughes. It improves a little, they are in a playoff race. It becomes average, they make the playoffs. It becomes good, they could be very dangerous.

    As a rebuilding team in my keeper league, I took pretty much all boom or bust players... so naturally I have both Carolina goalies :laugh:
     
  14. DJJones

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    Yes and was the first one listed on your established players. How would that prove you guys can do what Marner and Matthews could?
     
  15. Oilers Propagandist

    Oilers Propagandist #Original 7 #07 #Canada'sTeam #AINEFC

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    Are you sure you didn't make this post only because the Canes drafted Svechnikov?


    Anyways, I hope they do well. When they get to the playoffs, they seem to almost make it all the way lmao.
     
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    Ferland is gonna hit 30 goals and 55 points.
     
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    no they won't
     
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    No he won't. Unless he's playing with Aho, he'll be lucky to get 15 goals.
     
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    Lol, this is not the first time people have predicted the Hurricanes to surprise.

    The only strength of the team is defense. Weak offense, goaltending and a first-year head coach. Chances of them succeeding are unlikely, sorry.
     
  20. ConnorMcMullet

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    We hear this every single year.
     
  21. Belieber

    Belieber The Nuge is huge

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    Same old Canes, here comes 11th place.
     
  22. Boom Boom Apathy

    Boom Boom Apathy Eat cookies, get fat, watch from the couch

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    Maybe, but the Leafs relied on 7 rookies two seasons ago and it ended well.

    Still, don’t think Canes are a playoff team. Goaltending and being too weak down the middle are why.
     
  23. GoldOnGold

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    Colorado Avalanche preseason 2016-2017: 6-0-0

    Colorado Avalanche regular season 2016-2017: 22-56-4

    Anaheim Ducks preseason 2016-2017: 0-5-1

    Anaheim Ducks regular season 2016-2017: 46-23-12
     
  24. Boom Boom Apathy

    Boom Boom Apathy Eat cookies, get fat, watch from the couch

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    You keep saying “your” and “you guys”. Neither of those two posters are Canes fans.
     
  25. Roboturner913

    Roboturner913 Likely never played

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    Obviously it's hard to say anything from preseason but this looks like a different team with a different mentality. Brind'amour seems like a coach who knows the right buttons to push. Especially with how young the team is, I think Peters adherence to the all-important "system" was stifling and the players forgot to try and win the game because they were too focused on trying to not make any mistakes at all.

    Get some average goaltending and they'll be a solid playoff team, and I think Nachos, Svech and Zykov are going to surprise some people with how productive they can be offensively.
     

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