As we wait for the Carolina Hurricanes and Hockey to return in whatever form it takes, let’s take a look at some of the brightest spots in this dark time.
The NHL being on break is not easy for a lot of us. It’s been almost three weeks since we have watched any hockey, or any sports for that matter on TV. No Carolina Hurricanes, No Hockey, and no Sports can be hard. Especially for people like myself who sleep, eat, and breath enough hockey to develop ideas and opinions that seem to come from the Tiger King.
But crazy zoo keepers aside, it has been a dark time in history with little to no relief from the sad numbers and the reality we live in. Add on the fact that most of us are now secluded in our homes with just our family, we can really use some bright moments to get us through.
Luckily for all of us, the Carolina Hurricanes and their players have been delivering in some of the brightest moments of the Hiatus
Jake Gardiner‘s Kid Shows some Skill
Jake Gardiner has a wicked slapshot that, if used correctly, almost always finds the back of the net. I now have evidence that this skill is, in fact, hereditary. Take a look at young Gardiner junior with a wicked lefthanded shot that his dad should be jealous of:
With enough practice kid, you’ll be the number one overall draft pick in no time!
Jordan Staal chats with Marc Staal, Claude Giroux, and Sidney Crosby
If you ever wonder what the Metro division leaders would talk about if a few of them got into a zoom chat, look no further:
Jordan Staal saying “Sid your cutbacks in the corners makes me dizzy sometimes so I don’t miss that” had me cracking up. Got to give it to Sid the Kid. Just beat them again next time you face them Jordan.
Canes Donate 2,517 pounds of food to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
Right when things looked bad and it looked like we were going to need to hunker down for a while, the Carolina Hurricanes and their generosity jumped right into the mix, not hesitating to donate well over a ton of food to the Inter-Faith Food shuttle to ensure that families affected by the Coronavirus had emergency provisions to lean back on.
Well done canes. And don’t think we don’t see you carrying your own weight there Don.
Dave Ayres Beats the Leafs Again (Digitally)!
Yes, I know that NHL20 doesn’t really count, but hey, it’s the only real hockey we have left these days. David Ayres got back into the net for the Hurricanes against the Leafs again, holding on late in the third to allow the Canes to complete a comeback win. Even digitally, the Maple Leafs can’t handle a Zamboni Driver who still technically works for them.
Wonder what kind of digital contract he would have had to sign to start the game for the team.
Rod Brind’amour Shows Some Love to the Medical Professionals
Rod Brind’amour always knows what to say. After watching him make inspiring speech after inspiring speech in the locker room after each game, I wouldn’t be surprised if this little speech that shows how much he and the Carolina Hurricanes appreciate the all the Medical Professionals on the front lines was completely unscripted:
Nothing like Rod the Bod telling you how much of a great job you are doing. Even if you already know it. Even if everyone else already knows it too. Hearing it from Rod Brind’amour just hits differently, you know?
Question For CC Readers: What is your favorite bright spot from the last three weeks without hockey?