Red Foreman, Eric’s Dad, was always stubborn, bald and grumpy. Who fits this bill for the Carolina Hurricanes?
Red Foreman was quite the angry fellow. While there are not any really angry Canes, Red did also put his foot down and was very stern with the kids. He was always ruling with an iron fist and wouldn’t take no for an answer.
While some of this pent-up anger could have come from how he was raised, Red meant well and did what he had to for his family.
This has to be none other than Jordan Staal. While Joel Edmundson was a front runner due to all of his penalty minutes, Staal won the battle with his hair cut. Staal’s flow was amazing and he just had to go and cut it all off.
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But in reality, let’s take a deeper look. Staal is our captain and we stand by him. He will do whatever he can to help his teammates through tough times. Staal might not have exactly an iron fist to rule by, but he has stepped into this leadership role rather nicely, and really stepped up for the guys day in and day out since earning the “C”.
Staal probably feels a little bit of pressure to be as great as Eric was for the Canes. He probably holds this chip on his back just like Red held the chip on him because his dad was so hard on him. But at the end of the day, everyone looks up to Staal, and he does whatever he can for the guys.