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Round 2- Carolina (6) vs. Boston (1)

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We were still trying to find our idenity when we played the burins. The last game was in Feb. The month of March is where we found ourselves. I cant wait till game 1 Fri night! This one is going to be special. Go Canes!

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This series has the potential to be as, if not more entertaining than the Devils series. As Merch said, we are a way different team than we were in February, Cam has been stellar, Staal is really beginning to become an elite player in this league and guys like Ray Whitney, Chad LaRose, Tuomo Ruutu, Eric Cole, ETC, ETC really know their roles on this team and aside from a few mistakes we have played as a unit and very smart.

The mistakes we made last night were very fixable, if we could just get Eaves to hang on to the damn puck then we really wouldn't have much of a weakness up front. The defense has been close to stellar, with Cam propping them up when they break down. To me Corvo is definitely the leader of our defense, but Tim Gleason has shown me a lot of heart and guts in the last month and I look forward to seeing those two lead the defense against Boston.

Either way it is going to be a great series and if I remember correctly it's redemption as well, last time we played Boston in the playoffs they took us out in 6. This time around I'm calling us in 6 in a hard fought, tough, gritty low scoring series.

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The defense has been pretty close to stellar indeed. Occasional lapses and Anton Babchuk occasionally plays like the young'n he is. Definitely lacking the playoff experience. Cam Ward is usually there to clean up though.

We also need someone other than the top line to start producing. Staal, Whitney, and Larose have been amazing but I'd like to see some of the other lines score. Boston is a good team and Tim Thomas is a good goalie, but I feel if we can handle Brodeur, we can handle any goaltender.

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I think we see the return of the babchuk bomb abd the corvo cannon... LoL

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We have tickets to Wed night's game. I can't wait.

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not to burst your bubbles or anything but i think you guys will be lucky to win 1 in this series...Tim Thomas is no joke...and watch out for Charra dudes a beast of a blueliner

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not to burst your bubbles or anything but i think you guys will be lucky to win 1 in this series...Tim Thomas is no joke...and watch out for Charra dudes a beast of a blueliner

Well I am glad that's your oponion. We are not the same team that went O-4 against them. Thomas is no joke....definatley top 5 goalie in the league...But we got Cam Ward, who is playing better than he ever has. Its not going to be an easy series but we will make boston play there A-game...unlike the Habs..

PS. ESPN's Pierre Lebrun picks us to win in 7

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/playoffs/2009/news?columnist=lebrun_pierre&id=4111487

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Just litsening to the Sports Lunch on 99.9 The Fan and Barry Melrose is picking Canes to win the series.

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