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  1. #261
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    raleigh
    it' ovah !!!

    hope the enthusiasm carries over to next season...
    "Either they're going down, or we are! Kirk out!"

  2. #262
    Quote Originally Posted by moonpie23 View Post
    it' ovah !!!

    hope the enthusiasm carries over to next season...
    Some of it always does. What killed it was 9 straight years without play offs. They held up with decent attendance for about 6 of those years...but there were carry over benefits from the deep runs of 02, 06 and 09.

    I think they're up about 3-4000 season tix already for next season.
    Don't waste your time on House of Cards S6!
    -We found out Frank was critical to making anyone else in the show interesting...not a surprise...

  3. #263
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Oregon
    Quote Originally Posted by moonpie23 View Post
    it' ovah !!!

    hope the enthusiasm carries over to next season...
    Congrats to the Canes for a great season!

  4. #264
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Rougemont Nebulae
    Disappointing end to a fun season. The Canes really shot themselves in the foot with some uncharacteristic penalties and were victimized by the refs a couple of times but Boston left no doubt. It was mainly Rask but it wasn't all Rask, you have to have a decent blue line in front of you. I think the series outcome effectively squelches the debate over whether Mrazek or McElhinney should have started Game 1. The Canes end the season knowing they now have their coach for the future and plenty of youth to keep them in the playoff mix. Goalie is still somewhat of a question but even there the outlook is a far rosier picture than this time last year. No need to beat up on Cam Ward but his play had been subpar for the previous 3-4 years IMHO.

  5. #265
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Durham, NC
    Am I correct that one of our team weaknesses is physicality? It seemed like the Caps and Bruins played much more physically than we did.

  6. #266
    Quote Originally Posted by Acymetric View Post
    Am I correct that one of our team weaknesses is physicality? It seemed like the Caps and Bruins played much more physically than we did.
    Bruins are always wicked physical. I don't think being less physical than them is anything to be upset about. Just have to attack in different ways.

  7. #267
    I'm by no means a hockey expert, and I only started really watching hockey when the Canes came to Raleigh. But other than the goaltending (not necessarily indictment on Mc or Mrazek- Rask was just on fire), I thought the biggest difference was just they had a more skilled guys. The Bruins top line didn't have great games in the first 3 but they still won because the 3rd and 4th stepped up and their power play was huge. I feel like for the Canes, Guys like Aho and Svech have to play better to win in these late rounds. They're super young though, so hard to blame them.

  8. #268
    Quote Originally Posted by Acymetric View Post
    Am I correct that one of our team weaknesses is physicality? It seemed like the Caps and Bruins played much more physically than we did.
    The Canes were a bit too injured to be as physical as they normally are...injuries to Svech, Ferland and Martinook really took 3 of their most physical forwards out of the lineup for multiple games. I would say they normally are as physical as Washington and just a little less so than Boston...when healthy.


    Quote Originally Posted by robed deity View Post
    I'm by no means a hockey expert, and I only started really watching hockey when the Canes came to Raleigh. But other than the goaltending (not necessarily indictment on Mc or Mrazek- Rask was just on fire), I thought the biggest difference was just they had a more skilled guys. The Bruins top line didn't have great games in the first 3 but they still won because the 3rd and 4th stepped up and their power play was huge. I feel like for the Canes, Guys like Aho and Svech have to play better to win in these late rounds. They're super young though, so hard to blame them.
    No doubt, the ole maxim..."our best players have to be our best players..." - played out better for Boston than for the Canes. Many think Aho must be nursing some kind of injury, and we know Svech was injuried...but still....
    Don't waste your time on House of Cards S6!
    -We found out Frank was critical to making anyone else in the show interesting...not a surprise...

  9. #269
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Thomasville, NC
    Make a few changes and Rod has them back in it, older, wiser, and tougher.

  10. #270
    As a Canes fan, can't say I'm disappointed, hut that was a horrid non-call that led to the Blues goal.

  11. #271
    Quote Originally Posted by robed deity View Post
    As a Canes fan, can't say I'm disappointed, hut that was a horrid non-call that led to the Blues goal.
    Heck of an exciting finish.

  12. #272
    Quote Originally Posted by robed deity View Post
    As a Canes fan, can't say I'm disappointed, hut that was a horrid non-call that led to the Blues goal.
    The Canes were every bit as good as the Blues all season...and did it against harder competition....I never bought into the idea that Boston was simply superior to the Canes. By all logic the Canes should've won games 1 and 3, and the entire series would've been different. Of course, they had good fortune against the Islanders in the second round....thus the nature of hockey, and momentum in sweep series.

    Meanwhile, the farm team Charlotte Checkers are making a heck of a run at their level's Cup Championship....
    Don't waste your time on House of Cards S6!
    -We found out Frank was critical to making anyone else in the show interesting...not a surprise...

  13. #273
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Oregon

    It's Over

    Well, congrats to the Blues, I suppose.

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