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Carolinas Identity 08-04-2012 04:21 AM

5 BOLD predictions for this years season
 
Seems to be popular amongst a few other team's boards. So, here we go.

#5 - We win the SEC

#4 - We finish the season with a .500 or better record at home AND on the road

#3 - We are the highest scoring team in the league

#2 - A weird mixture of our defense being better than it looks on paper, combined with a motivated Cam Ward, relentless offensive pressure and ridiculous amounts of PP time results in this team allowing less than 200 goals next season

#1 - Eight players on the team break the 20 goal mark (Staal, Staal, Ruutu, Jokinen, Skinner, Semin, Tlusty, LaRose)

HisIceness 08-04-2012 07:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jussi Trollinen (Post 53270309)
#5 - We win the SEC

Automatic trip to the Championship :sarcasm:

DaveG 08-04-2012 08:42 AM

1 - SEC is the only division with no "losing" teams again this season. Everyone else has someone sub-.500 with the possible exception of the Atlantic (if the Isles are ready for prime time) or the Pacific (if Anaheim rebounds in a big way and Phoenix doesn't fall off)

2 - Hurricanes have a 45+ win season this year (FWIW I think the Caps do too)

3 - Eric outscores Jordan by 20 points this season... and Jordan still has a career high by a good margin getting over 60.

4 - Ward is a finalist for the Vezina.

5 - Mahalak backstops Plymouth to at least an OHL conference final, Alt helps the Golden Gophers take their first NCAA championship in a decade. Both Alt and Biega sign after the season.

Caniac125330 08-04-2012 11:48 AM

You want bold? I'll give you bold!
5.We finish first in the east.
4.Eric Staal scores 100 points again.
3.Skinner scores 50 goals.
2.Ward wins the vezina.
1.We win the cup and semin wins conn smythe.

Boom Boom Anton 08-04-2012 12:01 PM

Well, if we are going to go all wild and crazy in this thread, here are some bold ones (not that I think they'll happen :laugh: )
5) Justin Peters plays more than 12 games
4) By mid season, Zach Boychuk takes a permanent position on the team in the top 6
3) Chad LaRose doesn't play a single game on the top line.
2) Joni Pitkanen plays more than 75 games.
1) Ryan Murphy makes the team, scores > 50 points and becomes the 3rd straight Kitchener Ranger to win the Calder.

Anton Dubinchuk 08-04-2012 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Caniac125330 (Post 53274487)
You want bold? I'll give you bold!
5.We finish first in the east.
4.Eric Staal scores 100 points again.
3.Skinner scores 50 goals.
2.Ward wins the vezina.
1.We win the cup and semin wins conn smythe.

If a single one of these things happen I will be so happy. :laugh:

Carolinas Identity 08-04-2012 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Caniac125330 (Post 53274487)
You want bold? I'll give you bold!
5.We finish first in the east.
4.Eric Staal scores 100 points again.
3.Skinner scores 50 goals.
2.Ward wins the vezina.
1.We win the cup and semin wins conn smythe.

I would be the happiest man on the planet if that happened :yo::handclap:

Roboturner913 08-05-2012 01:17 AM

5. Regular season - Canes win Southeast easily. Jokinen gets 50 assists (but only 7 goals) playing on the top line with EStaal and Semin. The Staal brothers combine for 85 goals and 2 drunk and disorderlies. Rutherford makes many trade offers for Matt Cullen but is repeatedly rebuffed, so he trades for Patrick O'Sullivan instead. Semin takes his $7 million and buys a small island nation, declaring himself emperor and repeatedly referring to the water surrounding it as the "Ocean of Semin."

4. LaRose scores 37 goals, solves the financial crisis, and kicks Chuck Norris' ass in the parking lot after he scores the series-winning goal against the hated Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the playoffs. People still say he sucks.

3. Canes sweep Devils in the second round by a combined score of 44-2. In the second intermission of game 4, Martin Brodeur leaves the arena and files a restraining order against all Hurricanes forwards because, quote: "They were all, like, standing in front of me and stuff."

2. The Canes and Bruins meet in the Eastern Conference finals. Scott Walker shows up and punches a few people, just for old times' sake.

1. The Canes beat the Phoenix Coyotes in a thrilling 7-game Stanley Cup finals. Before the first game of the series starts, new Canadian prime minister Justin Bieber holds a press conference to pre-emptively declare whoever the winner is "The worst champion in National Hockey League history."

:D

Metro Misfits 08-05-2012 07:46 AM

5. Don Cherry replaces Gary Bettman

4. Red Wings fail to make the playoffs

3. SEC sends 3 teams to the playoffs

2. The CBA will be resolved before the season starts and no interruption in the season

1. Captain Kirk wins coach of the year

JustJoe2k5 08-05-2012 08:11 AM

1. Hurricanes win the Stanley Cup.

2. Jordan out-scores Eric, a family feud promptly erupts.

3. Skinner leads the team in points.

4. Hurricanes have six forwards score 25+ goals, four of which will have 35+ goals.

5. Hurricanes win at least five shootouts.

Stay positive my friends. :)

Quacktastic 08-05-2012 08:14 AM

Not necessarily in order

5. Ruutu bounces back with 30G 30A
4. Ryan Murphy plays 60+ games for the Canes
3. Jeff Daniels is fired
2. A longtime AHL player (ie Samson, Blanchard, Dodge, etc) finally cements himself in a bottom six role, playing 30+ games for the Canes
1. Ward's SV% will be EXACTLY .923 and whoever our backup is will be under .900

Cardiac_Canes 08-05-2012 08:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Quacktastic (Post 53292783)
2. A longtime AHL player (ie Samson, Blanchard, Dodge, etc) finally cements himself in a bottom six role, playing 30+ games for the Canes

Dodge is looooooong gone. Doesn't even play hockey anymore.

DaveG 08-05-2012 08:57 AM

Was going to say... Charlotte actually could have really used him this past year.

Oenatzu 08-05-2012 09:27 AM

1) LaRose is Hurricanes' third in goals scored.
2) Murphy makes the team and is nominated for Calder.
3) Hurricanes lead the SE for 2/3 of the season but doesn't win the division title.
4) Boychuk has a breakout season in Charlotte by leading the AHL in points but only scores 1 goal in the NHL.
5) Columbus fans celebrate as their team wins the first game of the season. The next time they celebrate is late November when Howson is fired.

imayagainknowanson 08-05-2012 09:43 AM

Joe Corvo - lead the team on TOI.

Jamie McBain - most points from backhand.

Alex Semin - lead the team on SHG.

At deadline, Carolina acquire Tony Lydman, Daniel Alfredsson and Boyd Gordon.

Cam Ward with at least 74 games started.

What the Faulk 08-05-2012 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oenatzu (Post 53293495)
1) LaRose is Hurricanes' third in goals scored.
2) Murphy makes the team and is nominated for Calder.
3) Hurricanes lead the SE for 2/3 of the season but doesn't win the division title.
4) Boychuk has a breakout season in Charlotte by leading the AHL in points but only scores 1 goal in the NHL.
5) Columbus fans celebrate as their team wins the first game of the season. The next time they celebrate is late November when Howson is fired.

1) and 3) are probably mutually exclusive. I see a lot of predictions for 2) but I think he's more likely to be nominated for most concussions in a season. I think 4) is quite likely, though he hasn't really been an AHL scoring clouch.

Quote:

Originally Posted by imayagainknowanson
Daniel Alfredsson

I'd love that pickup

Oenatzu 08-05-2012 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by What the Faulk (Post 53293701)
1) and 3) are probably mutually exclusive. I see a lot of predictions for 2) but I think he's more likely to be nominated for most concussions in a season. I think 4) is quite likely, though he hasn't really been an AHL scoring clouch.

Hey, this was about bold predictions wasn't this :sarcasm:

impeach estaalo 08-05-2012 10:10 AM

1. Justin Peters isn't terrible
2. Tuomo Ruutu scores more than 35 points
3. Joe Corvo plays passable defense
4. Tripp Tracy does not paint Joe Corvo's passable defense as Norris-caliber
5. Somebody willingly trades for Anthony Stewart

DaveG 08-05-2012 10:10 AM

well 1 and 2 could happen, #3's a stretch, but damn are 4 and 5 bold.

Head Goose 08-05-2012 10:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by We Like Our Group (Post 53294065)
1. Justin Peters isn't terrible
2. Tuomo Ruutu scores more than 35 points
3. Joe Corvo plays passable defense
4. Tripp Tracy does not paint Joe Corvo's passable defense as Norris-caliber
5. Somebody willingly trades for Anthony Stewart

This is a bold predictions thread, not a hoping for miracles thread.

IHaveNoCreativity 08-05-2012 12:04 PM

Alexander Semin scores 50
Eric Staal wins the Art Ross
Cam Ward wins the Vezina
Canes win the Presidents trophy.
Jordan Staal wins the Selke.

Clark Gillies 08-05-2012 12:59 PM

1) Canes have 3 players average over a PPG - (E Staal, Semin, Skinner)
2) Canes are top 5 in PP% and PK%
3) Canes finish reg season with over 100 pts
4) Chad Larose finishes season with less than 20 points and less than 10 goals
5) Cam has a career low GAA (<2.44) and a career high save % (>.923)

WWAD 08-05-2012 02:25 PM

1) Hurricanes win the SE, but all five teams are separated by less than ten points.
2) Reversing the trend of last year, Hurricanes lead the league in shootout wins.
3) Murphy makes the team.
4) Welsh doesn't.
5) Watershed.

Fan of The Game 08-05-2012 02:56 PM

Bold right?

1. Staal wins Art and nominated for Hart
2. Ward wins Vezina
3. Faulk breakout-has 40+
4. Semin scores 45
5. Tlusty scores 30
6. Skinner scores 35
7. LaRose, Jokinen, Bowman score 20+
8. Canes lead NHL in scoring.
9. Ward scores a goal...again.
10. Next year Canes have a NHL commercial- Bourque 2.0 with Alfredsson.

Bonus: Semin...not original but...wins Conn Smyth.

Oh and we beat Caps in the Conference final.

Am I on crack? Meh

La Huracanista 08-05-2012 03:53 PM

1. Hurricanes barely make the playoffs. ( I feel this is bold because a lot of people are a bit too high on us)
2. Welsh turns out to immediately fit in and nets 20 goals, 20 assists.
3. Ryan Murphy can't be denied a spot. Injuries will probably make this a non-issue for most of the season. (60 games played)
4. Kirk Muller forced to separate Staals because of center depth. Jordan Staal plays tough minutes, gets 60 points and Selke nomination, but is not an all star.
5. Eric Staal and Semin are given more protected minutes. Semin is rejuvenated and has a 70 point season. Staal reaches 90 point pace.

edit: Faulk situation will be the most interesting by far, because organization is head-over-heels in love with his potential


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