Saturday, March 17, 2007

Hurricanes Gathering Strenth?

1) We have watched as the Stanley Cup Champion Carolina Hurricanes have seemingly sleep walked through their first 70 or so games. Playing barely good enough to retain a playoff spot for much of the season, but not playing nearly to the level that made them champs last season.
2) Every time they'd go on a streak, they revert right back to their lackadaisical ways and return to mediocrity. Today perhaps will be looked back as a turning point of their season. For today not only did they win, but they did it in convincing fashion on the road against one of the best teams in the NHL. They even managed to score enough to have likely league MVP, Martin Brodeur removed half way through after giving up 4 goals
3) The question that will be asked, is this the real Hurricanes, finally? Ironically the 1996 Devils are the last team to not qualify for the post season the year after winning it all in the lock out shortened 1994-95 season. Time will tell, but for the 'Canes, time is short, and the time to put it into another gear, is now!

3 comments:

Victor said...

I too have waited for Laviolette and his guys to make a run. You didn't mention in your article that they lost a few pretty good playrs from last year: Recchi, Weight, Cullen, Ward, etc.
I think they'l get in

FAUXRUMORS said...

1) Good point Victor. We did know of their loss of personel, but failed to mention it in our post
2) We feel despite losing those guys they still retain the basic core that won their Cup last year and therefore have no excuse to be hovering near 8th-9th place in the East

Antzmarching said...

Victor, you forgot to mention Sean Hill in your list of departed Canes... Oh wait, that was actually a positive thing for the defending champs... Let's just say that Sean Hill has seen better days...

Carolina is CLEARLY a playoff team - Pete simply needs to remind them of that down the stretch... Despite an overall mediocre year, they still have it in their power to salvage something from it...

 
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