Things can’t always be sunshine and rainbows. And this season that was made very apparent. The Hurricanes at times were inconsistent. And there were some players that didn’t play to their full potential as well.
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Heading into the season, the Hurricanes were touted as having the best blue line in the entire NHL. And at times they did. But quite often it seemed like there were just a few guys doing all the work. An issue made very apparent on both sides of the ice when Dougie went down. The offense should not have been relying on their top defenceman to do so much offensive work.
The goal-tending at times was spotty as well. It took a while for the skaters to learn Reimers playstyle so there were many times where he was left out to dry. But even then he wasn’t perfect all the time. Same with Petr. He had his slumps, and for a while, there Reimer was the one keeping the Hurricanes in the playoff picture.
As mentioned there were players that didn’t perform to their full potential due to a variety of factors. Injuries, new locations, and things that we as fans don’t see or hear about.
But through all of the issues the team faced, they never gave up.