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Listen to Paul Maurice

With the Canes trailing the Penguins 3-0 in the Eastern Conference finals, part of the focus has been on Carolina not being able to score enough goals to keep pace.

"I don't think the crux of our game has been a lack of offense or that we should be able to go out and score seven a night if everybody is playing well. I don't think that's it," Canes coach Paul Maurice said today. "We're getting enough offense in our game. We're just not defending well enough.

"With that being said, our offensive players have to defend, as well."

With 11.9 seconds left in the first period, the Pens' Evgeni Malkin scored to make it 3-1. All three Canes forwards lagged behind the play after Carolina's Tim Gleason got off a shot that was wide of the net.

Yes, the Pens got a break when Craig Adams passed off the boards and puck hit a linesman, keeping it from going into the corner and enabling Malkin to sweep in, collect it and skate in on goaltender Cam Ward. But there was no forward help on defense for Ward, either.

The Canes might have been able to overcome such mistakes against New Jersey and Boston, but that can't happen against the Pens, or what Maurice called a "little different offensive machine."

"We're dealing with plays that are far more dangerous because of the shooter," he said. "We're seeing a different transition game, a much quicker transition game."

While there have been whispers Ward may have been dealing with some type of physical issue, Maurice — without saying what might have been bothering Ward — said his goaltender was "100 percent today."

"Everybody's got something at this time of year but when he's gotten to the net each game he's felt good enough to perform," Maurice said.

 

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COULD IT BE ? In 1875 the

COULD IT BE ? In 1875 the first indoor ice hockey game was played .33 years later 1908 the first all star game was played .Also note the Monteral Wanders an amature team beat the Canadian league all stars and the Toronto Professionals to win the Stanley cup . 33 hockey seasons later 1942 don t forget the spanish flu canceled a season . For the first time in Stanley cup history the Toronto Maple Leafs came from behind 0-3 to win the cup againsted Detroit at home . 33 hockey seasons later 1975 .New York wins the second round after falling behind 0-3 in games againsed Pittsburg. 33 hockey seasons later 2009 dont forget the lockout cancled season .The Carolina Hurricanes have won 2 game 7's on the road could there be a little more magic left ?

guess that's why....

they actually play the games instead of just letting the top seeds advance.  You never know what might happen!  No matter what happens tonight, we'll still love Carolina Hurricanes hockey. Let's go HURRICANES!

gee I wonder

if it was safe...to show up...;-} Go Canes !!

YES WE CAN !

ITS TIME TO REWRITE HISTORY !!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
*** Extra Comeback-completion difficulty: The Pittsburgh Penguins would realize neither an annihilation nor a sweep vs. the Islanders, as New York would win games four, five, and six of WhoWins™ series 295, thus setting the stage for the Greatest Comeback Ever in a best-of-7 MLB, NBA, or NHL series. But unlike the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, the 1975 New York Islanders would play its deciding seventh game on road ice. What did that mean? From 1939 through 1974, NHL teams playing seventh games on road ice were 11-16, for a 40.74% winning percentage. Yet again, historical probabilities favored the home-ice Pittsburgh Penguins. Of course, on that fateful night of 26 April 1975, with 5:18 remaining in regulation, the Islanders tallied the only goal of that seventh game, denying Pittsburgh the series victory (to complement their lost annihilation and blown sweep), and completing the Greatest Comeback Ever in a best-of-7 MLB, NBA, or NHL

What a shame

So sad to see that this message board is going the way of the message boards on philly.com. Step back and take a look at what you're throwing down. This isn't about who is more of a redneck, who is smarter, who is a better human being, or even about who can be more obnoxious. It's about a STINKING GAME, people. It is so Yinzer to come and troll around a kick a team while they are down. The only team worthy of that is Philthadelphia, and Carolina deserves better than that. I have heard nothing but good things about the Canes fans from people who have gone to a Canes home game and it is my hope that the same feelings reciprocate back to Raleigh. Ever try going to a game in Philly? I, for one, will not after the horror stories I have heard. Lets keep in sight what this is about and celebrate the sportsmanship and talent on the ice with sportsmanship and talent here. The name calling and trash talking is b-o-r-i-n-g and it requires little or no though. Cheap. Good luck, Canes and their fans. Have a great holiday! Peace. Let's Go Pens!

Easy there, LetsGoPens71....

While I agree with the heart of your comments, don't get down on the Pens fans.  Yeah, there are a few bozos, but we have a few bozos of our own.  No, the real trolls are are a couple Bruins fans are still can't get over there defeat.  So go easy on the Yinz'ers...and while you're at it, could you please take one big Yinz'er named Cowher back?  We'll keep his wife and girls...but please...get him out of our good state!

JumptheShark: I am amazed at your intellect...

Yes, I was in awe as I read with incredulity about "uncredulity". I was even more in awe as I saw an adjective, "phallic", used as a noun. And a noun, "enlightenment", used as a verb.

Being a Canes fan myself, I am often disturbed by some of our ilk who have breathed in a little too greedily of the NASCAR exhaust fumes. However, your arrogance combined with your own struggles with intellect brought great joy to my day.

Perhaps after you conquer your own struggles with the English language you can return and help my more ignorant NASCAR brethern with their hockey skills. Until then, please, ask someone to throw you in the Boston Harbor with the rest of the trash.

JumptheShark: I am amazed at your intellect...

Yes, I was in awe as I read with incredulity about "uncredulity". I was even more in awe as I saw an adjective, "phallic", used as a noun. And a noun, "enlightenment", used as a verb.

Being a Canes fan myself, I am often disturbed by some of our ilk who have breathed in a little too greedily of the NASCAR exhaust fumes. However, your arrogance combined with your own struggles with intellect brought great joy to my day.

Perhaps after you conquer your own struggles with the English language you can return and help my more ignorant NASCAR brethern with their hockey skills. Until then, please, ask someone to throw you in the Boston Harbor with the rest of the trash.

for the love of the hockey gods...

People. Please, please, please stop feeding the troll(s).
Ignore them/him/her.

All they are here for is to get a rise out of you.
You are never going to win the argument because their is no argument to to be won. It's all just bait and switch.

Let them rant on and on.
The only validation they get is when you take the bait and reply. What you reply is inconsequential.

Thanks to all the folks, on both sides of the fence, who try to make this blog interesting and informative over all the noise.

Go Canes.

-m

CaniacGuy So finally

CaniacGuy So finally someone's come to their senses. Even pulled out a big word for show (nothing you say--no words or terms or phrases--can further enlightenment me. I am above you in terms of intellect and specifically hockey knowledge. You know it. That's why you are so angry right now.). I usually throw out a big word and assume the audience knows its meaning. I don't have to search the dictionary over to find just the right word (which you just now learned). And I certainly don't need to copy and paste the definition.

It is you who thinks himself superior. All I ever wanted was some reality to take hold in NC. Instead of blame--the refs, the league, the other team's cheap and dirty plays-- I wanted you to be honest and objective.

Here's a term for you: Phallic. That's what you are. Go back to reading DeCock's drivel. No wonder you're such a moron. You are what you read (and worst of all believe to be "the gospel").

No need for you to go to your dictionary and look up phallic. Just look in the mirror.

You Arrogant twerp.

And yes, I am someone's son. Unlike you, the spawn of ignorance and smug uncredulity.

CaniacGuy So finally

CaniacGuy So finally someone's come to their senses. Even pulled out a big word for show (nothing you say--no words or terms or phrases--can further enlightenment me. I am above you in terms of intellect and specifically hockey knowledge. You know it. That's why you are so angry right now.). I usually throw out a big word and assume the audience knows its meaning. I don't have to search the dictionary over to find just the right word (which you just now learned). And I certainly don't need to copy and paste the definition.

It is you who thinks himself superior. All I ever wanted was some reality to take hold in NC. Instead of blame--the refs, the league, the other team's cheap and dirty plays-- I wanted you to be honest and objective.

Here's a term for you: Phallic. That's what you are. Go back to reading DeCock's drivel. No wonder you're such a moron. You are what you read (and worst of all believe to be "the gospel").

No need for you to go to your dictionary and look up phallic. Just look in the mirror.

You Arrogant twerp.

And yes, I am someone's son. Unlike you, the spawn of ignorance and smug uncredulity.

CaniacGuy So finally

CaniacGuy So finally someone's come to their senses. Even pulled out a big word for show (nothing you say--no words or terms or phrases--can further enlightenment me. I am above you in terms of intellect and specifically hockey knowledge. You know it. That's why you are so angry right now.). I usually throw out a big word and assume the audience knows its meaning. I don't have to search the dictionary over to find just the right word (which you just now learned). And I certainly don't need to copy and paste the definition.

It is you who thinks himself superior. All I ever wanted was some reality to take hold in NC. Instead of blame--the refs, the league, the other team's cheap and dirty plays-- I wanted you to be honest and objective.

Here's a term for you: Phallic. That's what you are. Go back to reading DeCock's drivel. No wonder you're such a moron. You are what you read (and worst of all believe to be "the gospel").

No need for you to go to your dictionary and look up phallic. Just look in the mirror.

You Arrogant twerp.

And yes, I am someone's son. Unlike you, the spawn of ignorance and smug uncredulity.

CaniacGuy So finally

CaniacGuy So finally someone's come to their senses. Even pulled out a big word for show (nothing you say--no words or terms or phrases--can further enlightenment me. I am above you in terms of intellect and specifically hockey knowledge. You know it. That's why you are so angry right now.). I usually throw out a big word and assume the audience knows its meaning. I don't have to search the dictionary over to find just the right word (which you just now learned). And I certainly don't need to copy and paste the definition.

It is you who thinks himself superior. All I ever wanted was some reality to take hold in NC. Instead of blame--the refs, the league, the other team's cheap and dirty plays-- I wanted you to be honest and objective.

Here's a term for you: Phallic. That's what you are. Go back to reading DeCock's drivel. No wonder you're such a moron. You are what you read (and worst of all believe to be "the gospel").

No need for you to go to your dictionary and look up phallic. Just look in the mirror.

You Arrogant twerp.

And yes, I am someone's son. Unlike you, the spawn of ignorance and smug uncredulity.

CaniacGuy So finally

CaniacGuy So finally someone's come to their senses. Even pulled out a big word for show (nothing you say--no words or terms or phrases--can further enlightenment me. I am above you in terms of intellect and specifically hockey knowledge. You know it. That's why you are so angry right now.). I usually throw out a big word and assume the audience knows its meaning. I don't have to search the dictionary over to find just the right word (which you just now learned). And I certainly don't need to copy and paste the definition.

It is you who thinks himself superior. All I ever wanted was some reality to take hold in NC. Instead of blame--the refs, the league, the other team's cheap and dirty plays-- I wanted you to be honest and objective.

Here's a term for you: Phallic. That's what you are. Go back to reading DeCock's drivel. No wonder you're such a moron. You are what you read (and worst of all believe to be "the gospel").

No need for you to go to your dictionary and look up phallic. Just look in the mirror.

You Arrogant twerp.

And yes, I am someone's son. Unlike you, the spawn of ignorance and smug uncredulity.

CaniacGuy So finally

CaniacGuy So finally someone's come to their senses. Even pulled out a big word for show (nothing you say--no words or terms or phrases--can further enlightenment me. I am above you in terms of intellect and specifically hockey knowledge. You know it. That's why you are so angry right now.). I usually throw out a big word and assume the audience knows its meaning. I don't have to search the dictionary over to find just the right word (which you just now learned). And I certainly don't need to copy and paste the definition.

It is you who thinks himself superior. All I ever wanted was some reality to take hold in NC. Instead of blame--the refs, the league, the other team's cheap and dirty plays-- I wanted you to be honest and objective.

Here's a term for you: Phallic. That's what you are. Go back to reading DeCock's drivel. No wonder you're such a moron. You are what you read (and worst of all believe to be "the gospel").

No need for you to go to your dictionary and look up phallic. Just look in the mirror.

You Arrogant twerp.

And yes, I am someone's son. Unlike you, the spawn of ignorance and smug uncredulity.

CaniacGuy So finally

CaniacGuy So finally someone's come to their senses. Even pulled out a big word for show (nothing you say--no words or terms or phrases--can further enlightenment me. I am above you in terms of intellect and specifically hockey knowledge. You know it. That's why you are so angry right now.). I usually throw out a big word and assume the audience knows its meaning. I don't have to search the dictionary over to find just the right word (which you just now learned). And I certainly don't need to copy and paste the definition.

It is you who thinks himself superior. All I ever wanted was some reality to take hold in NC. Instead of blame--the refs, the league, the other team's cheap and dirty plays-- I wanted you to be honest and objective.

Here's a term for you: Phallic. That's what you are. Go back to reading DeCock's drivel. No wonder you're such a moron. You are what you read (and worst of all believe to be "the gospel").

No need for you to go to your dictionary and look up phallic. Just look in the mirror.

You Arrogant twerp.

And yes, I am someone's son. Unlike you, the spawn of ignorance and smug uncredulity.

JumptheShark: I am amazed at your intellect...

Yes, I was in awe as I read with incredulity about "uncredulity".  I was even more in awe as I saw an adjective, "phallic", used as a noun.  And a noun, "enlightenment", used as a verb.

Being a Canes fan myself, I am often disturbed by some of our ilk who have breathed in a little too greedily of the NASCAR exhaust fumes.  However, your arrogance combined with your own struggles with intellect brought great joy to my day.

Perhaps after you conquer your own struggles with the English language you can return and help my more ignorant NASCAR brethern with their hockey skills.  Until then, please, ask someone to throw you in the Boston Harbor with the rest of the trash.

 

So finally someone's come to

So finally someone's come to their senses. Even pulled out a big word for show (nothing you say--no words or terms or phrases--can further enlightenment me. I am above you in terms of intellect and specifically hockey knowledge. You know it. That's why you are so angry right now.). I usually throw out a big word and assume the audience knows its meaning. I don't have to search the dictionary over to find just the right word (which you just now learned). And I certainly don't need to copy and paste the definition.

It is you who thinks himself superior. All I ever wanted was some reality to take hold in NC. Instead of blame--the refs, the league, the other team's cheap and dirty plays-- I wanted you to be honest and objective.

Here's a term for you: Phallic. That's what you are. Go back to reading DeCock's drivel. No wonder you're such a moron. You are what you read (and worst of all believe to be "the gospel").

No need for you to go to your dictionary and look up phallic. Just look in the mirror.

You Arrogant twerp.

And yes, I am someone's son. Unlike you, the spawn of ignorance and smug uncredulity.

JumpTheShark

@JumpTheShark:

 Before you made your last pot-stirring post in the Bruins-Canes thread and then announced you weren't going to stick around to take the heat, if it came, I tried to be polite (I think) and respectful. The only thing I called you out on was your apparent hardon for Luke.

You showed your true colors and your true self when you departed after spewing your nastiness and not being man or fan enough to take your payback.

Now, sir in spite of your assertions to the contrary, not all Cane's fans think our team is without fault or even unable or unwilling to admit when we're being beat by a superior opponent.  Pittsburgh, for these past 3 games is certainly superior to the Canes, definitely to the Capitals and Flyers as proven by those series, and if it gets that far and it certainly does look like it will, may be superior to either the Red Wings or the Black Hawks.    There it is, black, bold, and italicized to make it easier for you to find through your fogged vision.   Does that satisfy your compulsive need to feel superior?   If so, enjoy your pyyrhic
================================================================
= (definition: –noun
= 1. an ancient Greek warlike dance in which the motions of actual warfare were imitated.)
================================================================
victory?

Do I still hold out hope for my guys to come back and win this series?  You're damn right I do.   Is it possible?  You're damn right it is.  Is it likely?  As a *hockey* fan as opposed to a *Canes* fan, you're damn right, it's NOT. If that happens, and we lose, is that going to stop me and whole pile of Nascar loving (Nascar? Nascar ain't NOTHING till you've driven from Queens to Montauk on the Long Island Expressway on any given Friday between June and September.  Oh, and Route 128 is a backwoods drive in the country by comparison.  Yes, I've been on both more times then I care to have been.); beer-swilling (can't stand the stuff); redneck (I'm a Jewish yankee from Lung Island); well educated (I even graduated from High School, not to mention two Universities) and 10 or 12 or 16 or 18 thousand of my friends from being in the building tomorrow night, maybe next week, maybe the week after that, and CERTAINLY next September ... IT MOST CERTAINLY WILL NOT!

On the other hand, by having a two week head start, it is entirely possible that the Bruins players may be able to, for a while anyway, beat the Canes players on the
golf course.

By having the gall to return to these blogs and continue to cast aspersions upon the Canes faithful while pitifully trying to feel superior and justify your miniscule existence, you sir, have earned the right for me to call you an A**.

Get used to it son (and you're obviously SOMEONE's son), because you're going to see THIS post at least once in reply to EVERY post I see with your name on from this point on.

Or, you just pack up and leave with your tail between your legs.  You've shown once before you're quite qualified for that.

 Again!

JumpTheShark

@JumpTheShark:

 Before you made your last pot-stirring post in the Bruins-Canes thread and then announced you weren't going to stick around to take the heat, if it came, I tried to be polite (I think) and respectful. The only thing I called you out on was your apparent hardon for Luke.

You showed your true colors and your true self when you departed after spewing your nastiness and not being man or fan enough to take your payback.

Now, sir in spite of your assertions to the contrary, not all Cane's fans think our team is without fault or even unable or unwilling to admit when we're being beat by a superior opponent.  Pittsburgh, for these past 3 games is certainly superior to the Canes, definitely to the Capitals and Flyers as proven by those series, and if it gets that far and it certainly does look like it will, may be superior to either the Red Wings or the Black Hawks.    There it is, black, bold, and italicized to make it easier for you to find through your fogged vision.   Does that satisfy your compulsive need to feel superior?   If so, enjoy your pyyrhic
================================================================
= (definition: –noun
= 1. an ancient Greek warlike dance in which the motions of actual warfare were imitated.)
================================================================
victory?

Do I still hold out hope for my guys to come back and win this series?  You're damn right I do.   Is it possible?  You're damn right it is.  Is it likely?  As a *hockey* fan as opposed to a *Canes* fan, you're damn right, it's NOT. If that happens, and we lose, is that going to stop me and whole pile of Nascar loving (Nascar? Nascar ain't NOTHING till you've driven from Queens to Montauk on the Long Island Expressway on any given Friday between June and September.  Oh, and Route 128 is a backwoods drive in the country by comparison.  Yes, I've been on both more times then I care to have been.); beer-swilling (can't stand the stuff); redneck (I'm a Jewish yankee from Lung Island); well educated (I even graduated from High School, not to mention two Universities) and 10 or 12 or 16 or 18 thousand of my friends from being in the building tomorrow night, maybe next week, maybe the week after that, and CERTAINLY next September ... IT MOST CERTAINLY WILL NOT!

On the other hand, by having a two week head start, it is entirely possible that the Bruins players may be able to, for a while anyway, beat the Canes players on the
golf course.

By having the gall to return to these blogs and continue to cast aspersions upon the Canes faithful while pitifully trying to feel superior and justify your miniscule existence, you sir, have earned the right for me to call you an A**.

Get used to it son (and you're obviously SOMEONE's son), because you're going to see THIS post at least once in reply to EVERY post I see with your name on from this point on.

Or, you just pack up and leave with your tail between your legs.  You've shown once before you're quite qualified for that.

 Again!

Shark who???

The best thing to do is ignore his post and not reply and may be he/she will go away. Whether we win or lose Tuesday we play more games than the team from Mass.

JumpTheShark

@JumpTheShark:

 Before you made your last pot-stirring post in the Bruins-Canes thread and then announced you weren't going to stick around to take the heat, if it came, I tried to be polite (I think) and respectful. The only thing I called you out on was your apparent hardon for Luke.

You showed your true colors and your true self when you departed after spewing your nastiness and not being man or fan enough to take your payback.

Now, sir in spikte of your assertions to the contrary, not all Cane's fans think our team is without fault or even unable or unwilling to admit when we're being beat by a superior opponent.  Pittsburgh, for these past 3 games is certainly superior to the Canes, definitely to the Capitals and Flyers as proven by those series, and if it gets that far and it certainly does look like it will, may be superior to either the Red Wings or the Black Hawks.    There it is, black, bold, and italicized to make it easier for you to find through your fogged vision.   Does that satisfy your compulsive need to feel superior?   If so, enjoy your pyyrhic
================================================================
= (definition: –noun
= 1. an ancient Greek warlike dance in which the motions of actual warfare were imitated.)
================================================================
victory?

Do I still hold out hope for my guys to come back and win this series?  You're damn right I do.   Is it possible?  You're damn right it is.  Is it likely?  As a *hockey* fan as opposed to a *Canes* fan, you're damn right, it's NOT. If that happens, and we lose, is that going to stop me and whole pile of Nascar loving (Nascar? Nascar ain't NOTHING till you've driven from Queens to Montauk on the Long Island Expressway on any given Friday between June and September.  Oh, and Route 128 is a backwoods drive in the country by comparison.  Yes, I've been on both more times then I care to have been.); beer-swilling (can't stand the stuff); redneck (I'm a Jewish yankee from Lung Island); well educated (I even graduated from High School, not to mention two Universities) and 10 or 12 or 16 or 18 thousand of my friends from being in the building tomorrow night, maybe next week, maybe the week after that, and CERTAINLY next September ... IT MOST CERTAINLY WILL NOT!

On the other hand, by having a two week head start, it is entirely possible that the Bruins players may be able to, for a while anyway, beat the Canes players on the
golf course.

By having the gall to return to these blogs and continue to cast aspersions upon the Canes faithful while pitifully trying to feel superior and justify your miniscule existence, you sir, have earned the right for me to call you an A**.

Get used to it son (and you're obviously SOMEONE's son), because you're going to see THIS post at least once in reply to EVERY post I see with your name on from this point on.

Or, you just pack up and leave with your tail between your legs.  You've shown once before you're quite qualified for that.

 Again!

Hey CaniacGuy

Spot on!  LOL!

Like Your Pal Ricky Bobby Said...

If you ain't first, you're last.

If you don't win, it doesn't matter. Who cares if you beat my Bs? I'm over it. You, however, still must come to terms with the big loss coming your way.

Bottom line is this: Bruins won the season series against you this past season, 7 games to 4. So you beat us. Big deal when your team gets swept by the Pens.

You canes fans are all the same. When the going gets tough, you resort to that tired old line "You must be sad and lonely and have no life blah blah. Meanwhile, you're on the same site, posting along with us. Because you have no hockey knowledge to add.

That's what's so sad. You and your hyppocritcal little posts.

JumpTheShark

@JumpTheShark:

 Before you made your last pot-stirring post in the Bruins-Canes thread and then announced you weren't going to stick around to take the heat, if it came, I tried to be polite (I think) and respectful. The only thing I called you out on was your apparent hardon for Luke.

You showed your true colors and your true self when you departed after spewing your nastiness and not being man or fan enough to take your payback.

Now, sir in spite of your assertions to the contrary, not all Cane's fans think our team is without fault or even unable or unwilling to admit when we're being beat by a superior opponent.  Pittsburgh, for these past 3 games is certainly superior to the Canes, definitely to the Capitals and Flyers as proven by those series, and if it gets that far and it certainly does look like it will, may be superior to either the Red Wings or the Black Hawks.    There it is, black, bold, and italicized to make it easier for you to find through your fogged vision.   Does that satisfy your compulsive need to feel superior?   If so, enjoy your pyyrhic
================================================================
= (definition: –noun
= 1. an ancient Greek warlike dance in which the motions of actual warfare were imitated.)
================================================================
victory?

Do I still hold out hope for my guys to come back and win this series?  You're damn right I do.   Is it possible?  You're damn right it is.  Is it likely?  As a *hockey* fan as opposed to a *Canes* fan, you're damn right, it's NOT. If that happens, and we lose, is that going to stop me and whole pile of Nascar loving (Nascar? Nascar ain't NOTHING till you've driven from Queens to Montauk on the Long Island Expressway on any given Friday between June and September.  Oh, and Route 128 is a backwoods drive in the country by comparison.  Yes, I've been on both more times then I care to have been.); beer-swilling (can't stand the stuff); redneck (I'm a Jewish yankee from Lung Island); well educated (I even graduated from High School, not to mention two Universities) and 10 or 12 or 16 or 18 thousand of my friends from being in the building tomorrow night, maybe next week, maybe the week after that, and CERTAINLY next September ... IT MOST CERTAINLY WILL NOT!

On the other hand, by having a two week head start, it is entirely possible that the Bruins players may be able to, for a while anyway, beat the Canes players on the
golf course.

By having the gall to return to these blogs and continue to cast aspersions upon the Canes faithful while pitifully trying to feel superior and justify your miniscule existence, you sir, have earned the right for me to call you an A**.

Get used to it son (and you're obviously SOMEONE's son), because you're going to see THIS post at least once in reply to EVERY post I see with your name on from this point on.

Or, you just pack up and leave with your tail between your legs.  You've shown once before you're quite qualified for that.

 Again!

You're forgetting that hockey is also a business

I doubt Mr. Jacobs, Mr. Karmanos, or any of the other owners, would share your same sentiment.  Each additional home game means more revenue.  For a small market team, that is huge.

What?

So now you're the marketing/business manager for the Canes?  Who gives a rat's a$$? If you're so concerned, why don't you just send regular charitable contributions to Canes management.

If you knew anything about

If you knew anything about sports in small markets, you would know why it's important.  The ability to resign players or pick up free agents is a direct result of the business side of things.  Why do you think the Lightning are trying to unload their best player and essentially trying to sell the 2nd overall pick.

I'll tell you why...

Because they are horrible and can't fill the seats! Kind of hard to keep the same lineup in place when they performed at a last-in-the-league pace. Who would want to keep it status quo?

 So, you would keep that team together. Now we know why you aren't an NHL GM.

You dope.

When did I say I would keep the team together?

And I never said I was an NHL GM.  My point was simple (although apparently not simple enough for your intellect), to resign players and pick up free agents, the bottom line dollars and cents are extremely important for small market teams.

Welcome back Shark!

We should be welcoming Shark back with open arms. After all he's our good luck charm. I believe the last time he showed up on this forum running his mouth about how the Canes would not win another game was after game one of the Bruins series. Hmmm, as I recall we put up three straight wins...maybe this time it will lead us to four straight.

If history teaches us

If history teaches us anything, it teaches that nothing is impossile. Remember the Battle of Dunkirk! Bench strength won that skirmish, but as a Hurricanes supporter I'm not so concerned with our bench as I am the defense. And upon assessing that, one surely can't remain too hopeful about us winning four in a row. Even John Forslund on a post game radio show spoke (though not in these exact words) of how one defender stood around while Malkin played hard nose hockey. And we are paying those guys big money. The team does not have to win, but the defense should at least show it cares about winning. It seems the team has four players who are doing a poor job of immitating hockey defensemen. And we are paying one or more of them around 3 mil next year. Unbelievable! I say "we" are paying them because our 2 tickets were $350.00. So much for "unereasonable" expectations. We sat directly behind Cam Ward Saturday night and it was painfully obvious he was getting no help at all, none. True, he hasn't played very well in the past couple of games but when even Pittsburgh fans (next to us) were saying our defense was the Penguins best asset one begins to understand many people see the team's problems. But overall I suspect if anyone had said the Hurricanes would make it to the third playoff round last December we'd have all been happy for that glimmer of hope and said that will be good enough. The candle burns dim so let's enjoy the team's accomplishments and hope to high Heaven that management does something about the defense, or lack of it!

Admit Your Situation...

And accept your fate. The Canes will lose. I doubt they'll win another game. Maybe if they find a goalie who can make a big save sometime this series. And I'm not talking about those flashy saves on one of the many Pens breakaways, when the game is already out of reach. How about making a save or two early. At least give your team a shot going into the second period.

Blame the D all you want. Once in a while, the goalie has to step up and be responsible. That's what he's there for.
Otherwise, sit him down and play six on five.

JumpTheShark

@JumpTheShark:

 Before you made your last pot-stirring post in the Bruins-Canes thread and then announced you weren't going to stick around to take the heat, if it came, I tried to be polite (I think) and respectful. The only thing I called you out on was your apparent hardon for Luke.

You showed your true colors and your true self when you departed after spewing your nastiness and not being man or fan enough to take your payback.

Now, sir in spikte of your assertions to the contrary, not all Cane's fans think our team is without fault or even unable or unwilling to admit when we're being beat by a superior opponent.  Pittsburgh, for these past 3 games is certainly superior to the Canes, definitely to the Capitals and Flyers as proven by those series, and if it gets that far and it certainly does look like it will, may be superior to either the Red Wings or the Black Hawks.    There it is, black, bold, and italicized to make it easier for you to find through your fogged vision.   Does that satisfy your compulsive need to feel superior?   If so, enjoy your pyyrhic
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= 1. an ancient Greek warlike dance in which the motions of actual warfare were imitated.)
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victory?

Do I still hold out hope for my guys to come back and win this series?  You're damn right I do.   Is it possible?  You're damn right it is.  Is it likely?  As a *hockey* fan as opposed to a *Canes* fan, you're damn right, it's NOT. If that happens, and we lose, is that going to stop me and whole pile of Nascar loving (Nascar? Nascar ain't NOTHING till you've driven from Queens to Montauk on the Long Island Expressway on any given Friday between June and September.  Oh, and Route 128 is a backwoods drive in the country by comparison.  Yes, I've been on both more times then I care to have been.); beer-swilling (can't stand the stuff); redneck (I'm a Jewish yankee from Lung Island); well educated (I even graduated from High School, not to mention two Universities) and 10 or 12 or 16 or 18 thousand of my friends from being in the building tomorrow night, maybe next week, maybe the week after that, and CERTAINLY next September ... IT MOST CERTAINLY WILL NOT!

On the other hand, by having a two week head start, it is entirely possible that the Bruins players may be able to, for a while anyway, beat the Canes players on the
golf course.

By having the gall to return to these blogs and continue to cast aspersions upon the Canes faithful while pitifully trying to feel superior and justify your miniscule existence, you sir, have earned the right for me to call you an A**.

Get used to it son (and you're obviously SOMEONE's son), because you're going to see THIS post at least once in reply to EVERY post I see with your name on from this point on.

Or, you just pack up and leave with your tail between your legs.  You've shown once before you're quite qualified for that.

 Again!

JumpTheShark

@JumpTheShark:

 Before you made your last pot-stirring post in the Bruins-Canes thread and then announced you weren't going to stick around to take the heat, if it came, I tried to be polite (I think) and respectful. The only thing I called you out on was your apparent hardon for Luke.

You showed your true colors and your true self when you departed after spewing your nastiness and not being man or fan enough to take your payback.

Now, sir in spikte of your assertions to the contrary, not all Cane's fans think our team is without fault or even unable or unwilling to admit when we're being beat by a superior opponent.  Pittsburgh, for these past 3 games is certainly superior to the Canes, definitely to the Capitals and Flyers as proven by those series, and if it gets that far and it certainly does look like it will, may be superior to either the Red Wings or the Black Hawks.    There it is, black, bold, and italicized to make it easier for you to find through your fogged vision.   Does that satisfy your compulsive need to feel superior?   If so, enjoy your pyyrhic
================================================================
= (definition: –noun
= 1. an ancient Greek warlike dance in which the motions of actual warfare were imitated.)
================================================================
victory?

Do I still hold out hope for my guys to come back and win this series?  You're damn right I do.   Is it possible?  You're damn right it is.  Is it likely?  As a *hockey* fan as opposed to a *Canes* fan, you're damn right, it's NOT. If that happens, and we lose, is that going to stop me and whole pile of Nascar loving (Nascar? Nascar ain't NOTHING till you've driven from Queens to Montauk on the Long Island Expressway on any given Friday between June and September.  Oh, and Route 128 is a backwoods drive in the country by comparison.  Yes, I've been on both more times then I care to have been.); beer-swilling (can't stand the stuff); redneck (I'm a Jewish yankee from Lung Island); well educated (I even graduated from High School, not to mention two Universities) and 10 or 12 or 16 or 18 thousand of my friends from being in the building tomorrow night, maybe next week, maybe the week after that, and CERTAINLY next September ... IT MOST CERTAINLY WILL NOT!

On the other hand, by having a two week head start, it is entirely possible that the Bruins players may be able to, for a while anyway, beat the Canes players on the
golf course.

By having the gall to return to these blogs and continue to cast aspersions upon the Canes faithful while pitifully trying to feel superior and justify your miniscule existence, you sir, have earned the right for me to call you an A**.

Get used to it son (and you're obviously SOMEONE's son), because you're going to see THIS post at least once in reply to EVERY post I see with your name on from this point on.

Or, you just pack up and leave with your tail between your legs.  You've shown once before you're quite qualified for that.

 Again!

  I feel sorry for you

  I feel sorry for you Shark, having to resort to bashing us when our team is down, yet we are still in the playoffs! You must have some great life. You are not worth the time to debate. 

   To all, we are not out yet, although it does not look good. The Canes need to play each shift, each period, each game to the best of their ability and we may just be able to get back in this series! Until the final seconds tick off the clock, and beyond, I will still support my team. GO CANES!

 

I feel pity for you

OTag1. Clinging onto some misguided hope that the canes can win four straight against Pitt. Man are you gonna be disappointed come Tuesday evening.

No, you are not out of it yet. But rest assured you will be. Cam Ward will give up another 4-6 goals Tuesday.

 All done.

The Team, Ward, and Lessons Learned

I have no problem with the idea that Cam Ward's last three games have not been his best performances of the playoffs; but give credit where it is due as well -- Malkin and Crosby are showing why they are considered among the top three NHL players.  In two of the past four years, the Hurricanes have won one Stanley Cup and advanced to the Eastern Conference finals.  They have done so in the face of being a non-CAP team and are at a financial disadvantage compared with the Pens, Boston, Detroit and Chicago.  The Hurricanes also have a number of players who were not on the 2006 Cup Team and for whom the playoffs are a new experience.  The Pens have every right to be delighted with their team's play throughout the Stanley Cup thus far.  The Hurricanes likewise can be proud of what they have accomplished.  The Pens are the more talented team, in my view; but the Hurricanes have fought valiantly.  The Hurricanes have been in the last three games and then each game got out of hand quickly.  There is no margin for error in the least when playing the Pens.  I am hoping for the best on Tuesday and beyond; but I am hoping even more that the lessons of the playoffs are learned by the Hurricanes and that Jim Rutherford will be able to keep this team together in its essential parts so the Hurricanes can take the necessary steps to be a serious contender for the Stanley Cup on a regular basis. 

Here's the difference between you and me

You see the Malkin backhand goal against Ward and you think, 'wow, what a great goal by Malkin'. I see that same play and I think, 'WHY IS CAM WARD NOT ON THE POST WHEN HE KNOWS MALKINS COMING AROUND WITH THE PUCK?'

They teach you in Squirts to hold the post. You usually actually start doing it in Peewee. And by Bantam, it's automatic. You don't even think about it.

So don't give credit where maybe it isn't due. Your goalie, at this point in time, over the past 5 games (and in particular the past two) sucks. Nobody else's fault. He needs to make some key saves. He deflates his team every time he gives up a soft goal or two (or eight).

Right now, the canes are playing in front of him with zero confidence. Every time Pitt enters the zone, you can see the Canes tighten up. They think he's going to give up a goal every time. Result is they start to do too much, get running around, out of position, and since Cam can't make a save...BAM. It's in the net.

All done. You can't win another game with this guy in net.

JumpTheShark

@JumpTheShark:

 Before you made your last pot-stirring post in the Bruins-Canes thread and then announced you weren't going to stick around to take the heat, if it came, I tried to be polite (I think) and respectful. The only thing I called you out on was your apparent hardon for Luke.

You showed your true colors and your true self when you departed after spewing your nastiness and not being man or fan enough to take your payback.

Now, sir in spite of your assertions to the contrary, not all Cane's fans think our team is without fault or even unable or unwilling to admit when we're being beat by a superior opponent.  Pittsburgh, for these past 3 games is certainly superior to the Canes, definitely to the Capitals and Flyers as proven by those series, and if it gets that far and it certainly does look like it will, may be superior to either the Red Wings or the Black Hawks.    There it is, black, bold, and italicized to make it easier for you to find through your fogged vision.   Does that satisfy your compulsive need to feel superior?   If so, enjoy your pyyrhic
================================================================
= (definition: –noun
= 1. an ancient Greek warlike dance in which the motions of actual warfare were imitated.)
================================================================
victory?

Do I still hold out hope for my guys to come back and win this series?  You're damn right I do.   Is it possible?  You're damn right it is.  Is it likely?  As a *hockey* fan as opposed to a *Canes* fan, you're damn right, it's NOT. If that happens, and we lose, is that going to stop me and whole pile of Nascar loving (Nascar? Nascar ain't NOTHING till you've driven from Queens to Montauk on the Long Island Expressway on any given Friday between June and September.  Oh, and Route 128 is a backwoods drive in the country by comparison.  Yes, I've been on both more times then I care to have been.); beer-swilling (can't stand the stuff); redneck (I'm a Jewish yankee from Lung Island); well educated (I even graduated from High School, not to mention two Universities) and 10 or 12 or 16 or 18 thousand of my friends from being in the building tomorrow night, maybe next week, maybe the week after that, and CERTAINLY next September ... IT MOST CERTAINLY WILL NOT!

On the other hand, by having a two week head start, it is entirely possible that the Bruins players may be able to, for a while anyway, beat the Canes players on the
golf course.

By having the gall to return to these blogs and continue to cast aspersions upon the Canes faithful while pitifully trying to feel superior and justify your miniscule existence, you sir, have earned the right for me to call you an A**.

Get used to it son (and you're obviously SOMEONE's son), because you're going to see THIS post at least once in reply to EVERY post I see with your name on from this point on.

Or, you just pack up and leave with your tail between your legs.  You've shown once before you're quite qualified for that.

 Again!

Fundamentals?

Care to share some of those 'fundamentals' with your boy Thomas??  He's one of the most unorthodox goalies today...

So adding it all up, what's your point?  

 Malkin's goal was one of those that skilled players sometimes pull off... It wasn't Cam's fault, and I haven't heard a single credible commentator (or fan) declare that to be Cam's fault.   (still haven't)

You Lean on the so called "experts"

because you have zero hockey knowledge and therefore can't formulate your own opinions. You let DeCock tell you what went wrong, and then you just accept it.

If Cam is on the post, like he was taught to be his entire career, going all the way back to squirts, Malkin doesn't score there. That's my own opinion because I, unlike you, don't blindly follow the pundit's lead.

And that's just the most glaring example. Hey, he gave up 11 the past two games. Maybe go back and take a critical look at some of those softies, instead of turning a blind eye because of your man-crush on Ward.

Hate to break it to you, but he isn't good at the moment. Accept it. Don't be a fool.

Maybe also learn you a thing or two about hockey and goaltending fundamentals.

Oh, and unlike you, I don't kiss Thomas' a$$. When he sucks, I don't defend him.

Hmm...

Tim Thomas=10-8 (56%) postseason career, 1 career series win

Cam Ward=23-17 (58% postseason career, 6 career series win

 I think we're doing alright, thanks.

Wow. You Got Me There!

So...56% vs 58%. Wow. Huge difference there.

How's that working out for you?

I believe the goalie on the other end, M.A. Fleury, has an even lower win % (maybe, I haven't checked it), but I bet you wish he was on your side right about now.

JumpTheShark

@JumpTheShark:

 Before you made your last pot-stirring post in the Bruins-Canes thread and then announced you weren't going to stick around to take the heat, if it came, I tried to be polite (I think) and respectful. The only thing I called you out on was your apparent hardon for Luke.

You showed your true colors and your true self when you departed after spewing your nastiness and not being man or fan enough to take your payback.

Now, sir in spikte of your assertions to the contrary, not all Cane's fans think our team is without fault or even unable or unwilling to admit when we're being beat by a superior opponent.  Pittsburgh, for these past 3 games is certainly superior to the Canes, definitely to the Capitals and Flyers as proven by those series, and if it gets that far and it certainly does look like it will, may be superior to either the Red Wings or the Black Hawks.    There it is, black, bold, and italicized to make it easier for you to find through your fogged vision.   Does that satisfy your compulsive need to feel superior?   If so, enjoy your pyyrhic
================================================================
= (definition: –noun
= 1. an ancient Greek warlike dance in which the motions of actual warfare were imitated.)
================================================================
victory?

Do I still hold out hope for my guys to come back and win this series?  You're damn right I do.   Is it possible?  You're damn right it is.  Is it likely?  As a *hockey* fan as opposed to a *Canes* fan, you're damn right, it's NOT. If that happens, and we lose, is that going to stop me and whole pile of Nascar loving (Nascar? Nascar ain't NOTHING till you've driven from Queens to Montauk on the Long Island Expressway on any given Friday between June and September.  Oh, and Route 128 is a backwoods drive in the country by comparison.  Yes, I've been on both more times then I care to have been.); beer-swilling (can't stand the stuff); redneck (I'm a Jewish yankee from Lung Island); well educated (I even graduated from High School, not to mention two Universities) and 10 or 12 or 16 or 18 thousand of my friends from being in the building tomorrow night, maybe next week, maybe the week after that, and CERTAINLY next September ... IT MOST CERTAINLY WILL NOT!

On the other hand, by having a two week head start, it is entirely possible that the Bruins players may be able to, for a while anyway, beat the Canes players on the
golf course.

By having the gall to return to these blogs and continue to cast aspersions upon the Canes faithful while pitifully trying to feel superior and justify your miniscule existence, you sir, have earned the right for me to call you an A**.

Get used to it son (and you're obviously SOMEONE's son), because you're going to see THIS post at least once in reply to EVERY post I see with your name on from this point on.

Or, you just pack up and leave with your tail between your legs.  You've shown once before you're quite qualified for that.

 Again!

The reason it's a

The reason it's a significant difference is because Ward has played a LOT more postseason games than Thomas and Ward's average is STILL better.

Ward

is finished. All done. Can't pull it out this time. Not fundamentally sound. Who cares about Thomas? We're talking about a goalie actually still in the playoffs. But one who is doing nothing to help his team.

The Pens aren't making him look bad. His own play is what's making him look bad.

Because he is bad. Couldn't stop a beach ball at the moment.

JumpTheShark

@JumpTheShark:

 Before you made your last pot-stirring post in the Bruins-Canes thread and then announced you weren't going to stick around to take the heat, if it came, I tried to be polite (I think) and respectful. The only thing I called you out on was your apparent hardon for Luke.

You showed your true colors and your true self when you departed after spewing your nastiness and not being man or fan enough to take your payback.

Now, sir in spikte of your assertions to the contrary, not all Cane's fans think our team is without fault or even unable or unwilling to admit when we're being beat by a superior opponent.  Pittsburgh, for these past 3 games is certainly superior to the Canes, definitely to the Capitals and Flyers as proven by those series, and if it gets that far and it certainly does look like it will, may be superior to either the Red Wings or the Black Hawks.    There it is, black, bold, and italicized to make it easier for you to find through your fogged vision.   Does that satisfy your compulsive need to feel superior?   If so, enjoy your pyyrhic
================================================================
= (definition: –noun
= 1. an ancient Greek warlike dance in which the motions of actual warfare were imitated.)
================================================================
victory?

Do I still hold out hope for my guys to come back and win this series?  You're damn right I do.   Is it possible?  You're damn right it is.  Is it likely?  As a *hockey* fan as opposed to a *Canes* fan, you're damn right, it's NOT. If that happens, and we lose, is that going to stop me and whole pile of Nascar loving (Nascar? Nascar ain't NOTHING till you've driven from Queens to Montauk on the Long Island Expressway on any given Friday between June and September.  Oh, and Route 128 is a backwoods drive in the country by comparison.  Yes, I've been on both more times then I care to have been.); beer-swilling (can't stand the stuff); redneck (I'm a Jewish yankee from Lung Island); well educated (I even graduated from High School, not to mention two Universities) and 10 or 12 or 16 or 18 thousand of my friends from being in the building tomorrow night, maybe next week, maybe the week after that, and CERTAINLY next September ... IT MOST CERTAINLY WILL NOT!

On the other hand, by having a two week head start, it is entirely possible that the Bruins players may be able to, for a while anyway, beat the Canes players on the
golf course.

By having the gall to return to these blogs and continue to cast aspersions upon the Canes faithful while pitifully trying to feel superior and justify your miniscule existence, you sir, have earned the right for me to call you an A**.

Get used to it son (and you're obviously SOMEONE's son), because you're going to see THIS post at least once in reply to EVERY post I see with your name on from this point on.

Or, you just pack up and leave with your tail between your legs.  You've shown once before you're quite qualified for that.

 Again!

Apparently, you cared about

Apparently, you cared about Thomas because you had to chime in on the comment about his percentages compared to Ward's.

I don't think many guys on the team are doing much to help the team right now, including Ward.  He might not be playing well, but you can't deny what he's been able to do up until this series began.  He was nothing short of spectacular in the NJ and Boston series. 

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A Raleigh native, Chip has worked at the N&O since 1979 and is the Canes beat writer. He can be reached at chip.alexander@newsobserver.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @ice_chip.
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