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  1. MillionDollarCam

    Tony Parker To Charlotte

    Was saying this was going to happen for a couple days now.
  2. The Canes now have Slavin, Hamilton, Pesce, De Haan, Faulk, Van Riemsdyk, and Fleury on the active roster with Bean, Fox, McKeown, Carrick, Fora, and Martin in the system.
  3. And the offseason just got a little more interesting. With the signing of De Haan, it is all but guaranteed that Faulk is on his way out. The current makeup of the defense as is follows: Slavin - Hamilton De Haan - Pesce Fleury - Van Riemsdyk While De Haan does not have the offensive game that Hanifin does, De Haan is a shutdown defenseman that led all Islander defenseman in +/- last year. Additionally, Hamilton is head and shoulders above Faulk. There is no doubt that this defense has a chance to be the best group in the NHL.
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    Canes ink Goalie Petr Mrazek

    So it appears the Canes are gonna give Darling every chance to return to his Chicago form. Projected Line-up: Zykov - Aho - Teravainen McGinn - Staal - Williams Skinner - Necas - Svechnikov Freland - Rask - Martinook PDG Slavin - Hamilton Pesce - Faulk Fleury - Van Riemsdyk Darling Mrazek
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    Canes ink Goalie Petr Mrazek

    It appears that we just decided to go with the odds game. Historically both Darling and Mrazek are .915 goalies. Odds that they both poo the bed again is unlikely. Especially with what could be the best defensive corp in the NHL. Waddell did confirm that the Canes are done barring a trade (and resigning TVR) and that they are content playing Pesce on his offside with Faulk. They also are not willing to give Skinner away and will keep him unless they get the right offer.
  6. MillionDollarCam

    NHL Draft 2018

    Thank you for this. The Canes don't get much love on here unfortunately. Side question, do you happen to post on hfboards?
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    NHL Draft 2018

    Having Svechnikov and Necas along with the potential of having Zykov and Foegele both making the full-time jump is really exciting. As for Lindholm, I'd love to keep him. I think Bill Peter's system hampered him and we will regret trading him. Justin Faulk on the other hand can take a hike for all I care. He's been horrible the past two years. As far as Skinner, I'm indifferent, sometimes he shows you why he was a top 10 pick and other times you are left scratching your head. Hanifin should be in no trade discussion whatsoever unless we are getting a 1C back.
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    Dwight Howard Traded!

    So if Kemba doesn't like Dwight but we are hell bent on trading Kemba anyway... Why not just ship him to Cleveland and keep Dwight's expiring. Now it appears we are losing are best player and our best contract for Mozgov and whatever other garbage we get.
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    Dwight Howard Traded!

    Fun fact, Kupchak is the one that gave Mozgov his albatross of a contract to begin with. I mean geeze dude... Get your poo together.
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    Dwight Howard Traded!

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    Dwight Howard Traded!

    Holy poo that's bad. Why not just hang on to the expiring and use the space to try and lock up Kemba after the season. We got a worse player, a worse contract, and two worthless picks. Like what the hell is this...
  12. MillionDollarCam

    Ron Rivera Already On That BS

    Getting frustrated by this quote foolish because it also conveniently leaves out the point that Rivera has made countless times, jobs are won and lost in training camp and during preseason games. Of course Silatolu is going to be lined up at first-string right now as he is legitimately the only player familiar with how the Panthers operate as a whole. Additionally, Silatolu and Van Roten are the only two players on the roster with significant in-game experience with the Panthers. Obviously everyone wants Moton to take hold of the position and he more than likely will, but it doesn't really matter if he is labeled as first, second, or 45th string right now as the the only thing being detailed in mini-camp is scheme installation. Bitching about why Sirles (who graded out to be just as bad as Silatolu), Bosch, Eatmon, Hearn, Johnson, Price and Mahon are not getting a first team label just shows an irrational understanding of what minicamp truly is.
  13. It has to be nice for Cam to have an OC who doesn't have every wide receiver running the same 30 yard route.
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    Rumor: Kemba to Cavs for 8th pick in 2018 draft

    Wiggins will NEVER play in Charlotte as long as Triano is Borrego's AC. Wiggins is declining to play for Team Canada because he despises Triano, the head coach of Canada.
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    Carolina Panthers 2018 Minicamp - Day 1 thread

    The constant bitching about Silatolu is obnoxious. We all get it, the guy is not a good football player. However, to articulate something as irrational as "Rivera should be looking for a new job if Silatolu plays a down this year" is just foolish. Every team has a Silatolu and some teams Silatolu's even start multiple games if not the entire season (i.e. Jeremy Vujnovich of the Colts who started the ENTIRE SEASON for the Colts at guard and recorded a PFF grade of 33, Silatolu received a grade of 40).
  16. Link https://www.nhl.com/hurricanes/news/bill-peters-resigns-position-as-head-coach/c-298142812 (Bill Peters) Link: https://www.nhl.com/hurricanes/news/paul-krepelka-named-vp-hockey-operations/c-298118644 (Paul Krepelka) Though the Hurricanes did not make the playoffs they are certainly going to be busy the next few months. Bill Peters has resigned as the head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes opting to use his exit clause; Peters is closing in on a deal to become the head coach of the Calgary Flames. Peters was noted as saying that he believes the new general manger of the Hurricanes should have the ability to put his own staff in place. Expect Rod Brind'Amour and Mike Vellucci to be a serious candidates to replace Peters. With that said, you can add head coach to the list of jobs that owner Tom Dundon is going to be tasked with filling this off-season. Additionally, Dundon is also going to have to hire a new general manager to replace Ron Francis, whom he reassigned to the position of President of Hockey Operations this past year. Dundon has already begun making changes to the front office as he has hired Paul Krepelka as the Vice President of Hockey Operations. Krepelka played professionally in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) before eventually co-founding the Orr Hockey Group (with Bobby Orr). The Orr Hockey Group currently represents the likes of Connor McDavid, Taylor Hall, and the Carolina Hurricanes own Jeff Skinner and Jordan Staal. Krepelka is best known for orchestrating Rick DiPietro's 15 yr/$67.5M dollar deal which will pay DiPietro $1.5M a year until 2029. Krepelka most recently served as the Director of Player Personnel for the Norfolk Admiral's of the American Hockey League (AHL); he is also an adjunct professor at Endicott College where he teaches sport administration courses. Krepelka will primarily be tasked with the handling player contract negotiations, a task that is currently handled by Assistant General Manager Ricky Olczyk (Ed's brother); it is believed that Ricky will be assigned to a new post.
  17. MillionDollarCam

    DJ working out. Lookin good

    Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought when one intentionally combines resistance training with plyometrics that at worse the speed loss is negligible. While the skeletal muscles are being worked through resistance training, the fast-twitch muscles are being worked through plyo to maintain agility and speed. With that in mind, adding five pounds or so shouldn't be a big deal. I can see how this would be an issue if Moore added 20 pounds of mass but for intents in purposes this seems like a bunch of hullabaloo.
  18. Fizdale most recently served as the head coach for the Memphis Grizzlies where he led the Grizzlies to the Western Conference playoffs in his first season as the head coach with a 43-39 record. Fizdale was relieved of his position this year after the Grizzlies started 7-12 and Fizdale publicly criticized Grizzlies center Marc Gasol.
  19. Haynes fits right in line with the theme of this years draft (versatility). He has experience standing up and with his hand in the dirt. I saw someone compare him to Everette Brown and I couldn't help but chuckle. Haynes isn't some one year wonder like Brown was (look at Browns college statistics), in fact, Haynes is the all-time sack leader at Ole Miss and had at least seven sacks in each of his four year at Ole Miss. While Haynes said he viewed himself as a stand up OLB pass rusher, I think with the right coaching he can be dominant as both an EDGE and an OLB. Let's not take for granted that he will have one of the best to ever lace them up in Julius Peppers as a primary mentor. With Peppers knowledge as an EDGE and a stand up pass rusher, Haynes has a great role model to rely on. Get him up to 245 and just let him pin his ears back and go after the QB on 3rd down.
  20. If the coaches use each player specifically to their strengths then there is no reason why this secondary can't succeed. For example, Kevon Seymour recorded the most cover snaps per reception of any rookie in 2016 for the Bills who primarily ran a man to man defense under Rex Ryan. Yet, we bring him in and try to force him to play zone. We then line James Bradberry up in man to man when he played primarily zone for the entirety of 2016 under McDermott. Our roster is set up for players like Bradberry and Cockrell to play zone, Seymour and Gunter to play man, and potentially Jackson and Elder to play both (based off of their college experience). This secondary is set up for success as long as we stop forcing players to play in coverage's that they are simply not good at.
  21. Before asking that question, you would be better served to ask why Gettleman elected to sign Shepard over Ginn when the two have nearly identical contracts.
  22. MillionDollarCam

    Lottery pick

    This is huge... I believe we came in with a 2.9% chance at a top 2 pick. This all but guarantees the Hurricanes Andrei Svechnikov, an instant impact player who recorded 45 goals, 38 assists, 83 points, and a +25 in 52 games this year. A potential line-up for next year could look like: Teravainen - Aho - Svechnikov McGinn - Staal - Williams Skinner - Lindholm - Necas Foegele - Rask - Zykov Slavin - Pesce Hanifin - Faulk Fleury - Van Riemsdyk Certainly there are some players in free agency that could definitely upgrade this team like John Tavares, James Van Riemsdyk, David Perron, Evander Kane, Carter Hutton and Jonathan Bernier. It will be interesting to see what the Canes do.
  23. MillionDollarCam

    Carolina Panthers select TE Ian Thomas

    That's true and I believe Olsen runs the best routes of any tight end in the NFL.
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    Carolina Panthers select TE Ian Thomas

    I see Olsen a tier below guys like Engram, Reed, Ertz, Graham, and Kelce when it comes to speed. Olsen's ypc has more to do with his route running and ability to find the soft spot in the defense rather than his speed or agility. His yac leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to running away from defenders. To be an elite tight end you have to be elite at something and I feel like Olsen is an elite route runner but leaves much to be desired in speed and agility. Regarldess, he's still a top tight end.
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    Carolina Panthers select TE Ian Thomas

    That should be the first because if they aren't a prolific route runner like Olsen they can find themselves out of the league really quickly. Kellen Winslow Jr. comes to mind.