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5-4 SO Win over the Wild to start the season in probably one of the most dramatic games/wins I have seen on tv in a while.

I'm kind of kicking myself I didn't go up tonight...but just couldn't swing it...

Nice to get started on the right foot.
10-07-2017 09:28 PM
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Ovi starts the season with two hat tricks, that'll really come in handy when they lose in the second round to the Pens again. And speaking of the Pens, holy crap how do you come off a Stanley Cup and lose 10-1 in your second game?
10-08-2017 11:13 AM
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Biggest crowd I've seen in PNC for quite a while. Hopefully there will be some retention for Tuesday night, which will be the last Canes home game for 2 weeks.
10-08-2017 12:15 PM
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https://www.nhl.com/news/vegas-golden-kn...=277548856

Vegas' FIRST pro team has their home opener tonight.
10-10-2017 11:28 AM
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(10-08-2017 12:15 PM)Chappy Wrote:  Biggest crowd I've seen in PNC for quite a while. Hopefully there will be some retention for Tuesday night, which will be the last Canes home game for 2 weeks.

Eh, not quite...c'mon Raleigh, I want hockey to do as well there as it has in Tampa.

http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/spt-c...62471.html
10-11-2017 10:17 PM
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(10-11-2017 10:17 PM)Love and Honor Wrote:  
(10-08-2017 12:15 PM)Chappy Wrote:  Biggest crowd I've seen in PNC for quite a while. Hopefully there will be some retention for Tuesday night, which will be the last Canes home game for 2 weeks.

Eh, not quite...c'mon Raleigh, I want hockey to do as well there as it has in Tampa.

http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/spt-c...62471.html

The Canes will need good play (which we have gotten so far) and arguably a playoff birth to really jazz up the fans in the stands again. That said, a Tuesday night game that isn't against a "sexy" opponent by NHL standards.... I wouldn't say that was a bad crowd. And we already had the Eric Staal return tour last year so there wasn't that angle to this game.
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HUGE road win by the Canes in Edmonton tonight... really dominated from start to finish.

I do have to say that I am feeling those orange Oilers jerseys though...
10-17-2017 10:43 PM
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Happy to see the Blues kicking ass so far this year, but it's really never been October through March that's been our issue for 50 years.

Hope the Canes can turn things around for your guys' sake, weird seeing the bunch of teams towards the top of the East standings. And how 'bout those Vegas Knights in the West too? They've probably had it easier than any other expansion team in big four sports league history, but even then it's still impressive. And while it's still early, I'm shocked the Avalanche moved up with the Wild and Blackhawks on the downswing so suddenly.
11-09-2017 11:37 PM
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https://www.nhl.com/news/carolina-hurric...-293781978

Hurricanes to be sold and not relocate with current owner becoming a minority owner.


Seattle allowed to make an expansion franchise bid
https://www.nhl.com/news/seattle-can-beg...-293782092
12-08-2017 06:08 AM
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Carolina has the best building lease in the NHL. That means they really don’t have to draw that many fans to remain profitable. They are not going anywhere for the foreseeable future.

On a personal note, that’s good news for me because I have some very good friends (including my college roommate) who live in that area and I enjoy heading down there for hockey or college football or basketball games.

When the NHL realigned the divisions, and college football realigned as well, it really worked out for me because I went to college in Ohio and have several close friends in Columbus, Raleigh and Philadelphia. My sister lives in Manhattan. It’s awesome! I can go see my Penguins play divisional games or my Panthers play conference games pretty much anytime I want.

I have some little ones, so I don’t get to take advantage of it like I once could but in future years that’s going to be a phenomenal thing
12-09-2017 10:19 AM
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