Carolina Hurricanes take six points in the last four games
With their win last night[link] against the Nashville Predators, the Carolina Hurricanes are now on an impressive win streak of a whole two games. These wins aren’t against the worst teams in the NHL either. Both wins were against teams in the Western Conference safely sitting in playoff positions.
Didn’t matter to the Hurricanes. Behind the stellar goaltending of Eddie Lack, the Canes sent the both the Minnesota Wild and the Nashville Predators back home carrying giant L’s. The Hurricanes have been great at home this season. Anytime they leave the confines of the PNC Arena, though, the team looks like an old person trying to use a smartphone.
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This doesn’t bode well for the upcoming four-game road trip. While the only team currently sitting in the playoffs is Montreal, it’s possible the Flyers and Panthers still believe they have a shot so they’ll want every point they can get.
If, and that’s a giant if, the Carolina Hurricanes can win all four of those games we can start maybe talking about…how awful the team’s first round pick will be this draft. Ok enough of the soul-crushing late-season rally talk on to the links.
The Weekly Links
This week the Carolina Hurricanes signed goaltending prospect Callum Booth to an Entry Level Contract. Booth play’s on St. John along with several other Canes prospects including Julien Gauthier and Spencer Smallman. Booth is 19 and ranks first in save percentage, a .911, in all the QMJHL. If Alex Nedeljkovic doesn’t work for the Hurricanes in the future, Booth will most likely be the one next in line.
Some unlucky person tried to chirp the NHL Canes gameday twitter account in the Islanders game last Monday. The person in question stated that was the only way Slavin could ever score. Needless to say, that was the wrong game to question Slavin’s scoring ability.
Canes and Coffee wrote a great piece about the return of Eric Staal to Raleigh last Thursday. Obviously, I disagree with the writer’s premise that the Canes shouldn’t have brought back Staal, it still is a valid point with good arguments. Even the people that thought Staal leaving was for the best still miss him. I think this article sums that sentiment up nicely.
Dave Lozo wrote an article about which coaches should be fired. He doesn’t think Bill Peters should be fired, and that’s not the reason the article is here. He does think Ron Francis should be fired. More specifically he thinks Francis should be fired for resigning Cam Ward. While bringing back Ward was an awful decision it isn’t one that is a fireable quite yet. Now if Ward is still starting 60 games next season it might be a different story
Ever since I started watching hockey I always thought that getting a point for going to overtime was stupid. It’s even more stupid these days when games don’t even end in ties anymore. Sean McIndoe writes about this in his most recent article. He argues for a slightly different system than I want, but it is one I can get behind if it means the end of the stupid loser point and artificial standings.