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#16 kman72

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:43 PM

Murphy will be ready next year, so they could sign a guy like Streit as a two year stop gap and roll with...

Gleason - Faulk
Streit - Pitkanen
Harrison - Murphy
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Lol that doesn't really get my hopes up...

I like Murphy and Faulk. Streit would be ok and Harrison plays well. The others I just want some big physical guys that will hit and intimidate the other team...

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:08 PM

Lol that doesn't really get my hopes up...

I like Murphy and Faulk. Streit would be ok and Harrison plays well. The others I just want some big physical guys that will hit and intimidate the other team...


I was checking out the crop of free agent defenseman and it's not to good this year. Streit seems like the most reasonable player because it was thought that the Canes had interest in him earlier in the season.

Pitkanen is a top 15 defenseman if healthy (big if), my hope is that he starts to play smarter and not put himself in vulnerable places to get injured.

Gleason is on the decline but is still a solid defenseman, he is better suited as a second pairing but I think he can handle the duties on the first pair for at least another year.

Faulk and Murphy are obviously the future and I expect both to have huge seasons next year, especially Faulk.

Harrison is an ideal bottom six guy and is one of the more reliable bottom six guys in the leauge, him and Murphy had very good chemistry during Murph's brief stint in Ralegih.

As far as Streit goes, once again he is one of the best/most reasonable/and affordable options in the free agent market this year.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:14 AM

Updated Standings

1. Florida Panthers - 32 points
2. Colorado Avalanche - 35 points
3. Carolina Hurricanes - 36 points
4. Nashville Predators - 38 points
5. Calgary Flames - 38 points
6. Tampa Bay Lightning - 38 points
7. Edmonton Oilers - 39 points

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:32 PM

Update Standings

1. Florida Panthers - 32 points
2. Colorado Avalanche - 35 points
3. Carolina Hurricanes - 37 points
4. Nashville Predators - 38 points
5. Tampa Bay Lightning - 38 points
6. Calgary Flames - 38 points
7. Edmonton Oilers - 39 points

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:32 PM

Update Standings

1. Florida Panthers, 32 points
2. Colorado Avalanche, 37 points
3. Tampa Bay Lightning, 38 points
4. Nashville Predators, 39 points
5. Carolina Hurricanes, 39 points

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:41 PM

Update Standings

1. Florida Panthers, 32 points
2. Colorado Avalanche, 37 points
3. Tampa Bay Lightning, 38 points
4. Nashville Predators, 39 points
5. Carolina Hurricanes, 39 points


We can't even tank for the best pick the right way...we really need one of those top 3 picks. It would be nice if a NC team could finally win the lottery since the Bobcats keep getting shafted. Seth Jones could play in the NHL tomorrow in my opinion. Wouldn't hate Mckinnon or Drouin, but both of them are likely a year or two away from being ready for the NHL.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:58 PM

I think Drouin and MacKinnon will make the jump this year, they are both talented enough to; remember Skinner was a 7th overall pick and made the jump right away.

One of my buddies brought this up though, if the Canes don't land a top five pick and don't get the opportuinty to take Jones, MacKinnon, Drouin, or Barkov; they need to call New York and offer our first, third, and McBain for Marc Staal.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:29 AM

I think Drouin and MacKinnon will make the jump this year, they are both talented enough to; remember Skinner was a 7th overall pick and made the jump right away.

One of my buddies brought this up though, if the Canes don't land a top five pick and don't get the opportuinty to take Jones, MacKinnon, Drouin, or Barkov; they need to call New York and offer our first, third, and McBain for Marc Staal.


I would typically agree, but our cupboards are quite bare in the way of high level prospects right now. We need to stop trading 1sts and start building our system up. Otherwise we will struggle to compete at some point when our players start declining. Outside of Rask and Murphy right now, who do we have that any of you are confident will become a good player in the NHL? I mean we have a few guys that might eventually be decent 3rd-4th liners, but thats it outside of Rask and Murphy.

Edit: Saw this website. Lists and rates all of our prospects. http://www.hockeysfu...ina_hurricanes/

According to that site we also have the 25th best prospects in the NHL.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:04 AM

Are prospects are not good, but I think we could get away with a first, third, McBain, and possibly Dalpe for Marc. The Canes need to get a player that can join the team right away, whether that be Jones, MacKinnon, Drouin, Barkov, or Staal (via trade)

By the way, I expect Murphy, Rask, and possibly Bellemore to make the full time jump next year. I could also see Dalpe making it as well, assuming he doesn't get traded.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:18 AM

I think people are getting hung up in OMG WE NEED TO PICK TOP 3

4-7 is gonna be just fine.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:02 PM

Disagree there, this team is in win now mode. JR made that clear with the Semin contract extension and the Staal trade. Thing just didn't go as planned this year.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:12 PM

When is the NHL lottery?

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:27 PM

When is the NHL lottery?


One week from today (29th).

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:44 PM

Updated

1. Florida Panthers: 34 points, 2 games left
2. Colorado Avalanche: 37 points, 2 games left
3. Tampa Bay Lightning: 38 points, 3 games left
4. Nashville Predators: 41 points, 2 games left
5. Carolina Hurricanes: 41 points, 2 games left
6. Edmonton Oilers: 41 points, 3 games left
7. Calgary Flames: 42 points, 2 games left
8. Philadelphia Flyers: 45 points, 2 games left

It looks like the Canes will finish anywhere from second to eighth regarding lotto percentage.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:22 AM

If the lotto balls stay true, I've got us narrowed down to three prospects...

1. Aleksander Barkov: Center, 6'2, 209 lbs. Finland



2. Darnell Nurse: Defense, 6'4, 190 lbs. Canada



3. Rasmus Ristolainen: Defense, 6'4, 204 lbs. Finland




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