WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Always remember the City of Charlotte is Raleigh’s minor league affiliate in hockey. Also, Jeff Skinner, Victor Rask, Sebastian Aho and Tuevo Teravainen put up points. Speaking of Sebastian…take a look at the moves on this 19 year old man child.
WHATS NEW THIS YEAR?
Scoring and Mike Maniscalco on our TVs. While the team has gone on some cold streaks it feels they have reliable goal scoring compared to years past. The addition of Mike to the Fox Sports Carolina team has been great. Also, checkout the Hurricanes new homegrown series.
HAS STORM SQUAD INCREASED T-SHIRT OUTPUT?
Tough to tell but it seems they are stronger this year as more t-shirts are ending up in the upper deck.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN COMPLAINTS?
Depends which part of the season. In the beginning it was Cam Ward (typical). Then it was lack of goal scoring. However, the biggest weakness of this team is being able to protect leads.
DO WE NEED TO PANIC? NEWS OUTLETS SAY WE SUCK.
Some feel the team has to make the playoffs this year due to the uncertainty in ownership. However, one needs to look at the big picture. Former GM Rutherford didn’t do the city any favors by refusing to start a rebuild and really set the team back three or so years. Current GM Ron Francis has the team on the right track and the team is being constructed to become a long term contender. Just remember the Coach Muller years and you’ll enjoy this team much more.
SHOULD I ATTEND A GAME?
Oh for sure. The freshest Labatt Blue in the Triangle. This version of the team is easy to cheer on. Also, the PNC Arena is starting to feel like the old days with some good energy pumping through the building.
@nhlcanes games have the freshest Labatt Blue in the area!
— Fitz (@FitzRCS) December 9, 2016
CHANCES OF MAKING THE PLAYOFFS
50% Most people will disagree with me but all you need to do is string some W’s together. Some tough loses so far but this team is capable