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09-26-2009, 09:24 AM
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Does Ray Whitney have a shot at 1000 points?

The wiz has 992 games under his belt and has amassed a very respectable 811 points. 303 goals. 508 assists. 0.817 PPG. Pretty darn good. The little man is 37 but has averaged 0.945 PPG is the 4 seasons he's been a cane. That's actually amazing. Almost on par with that punk Staal (0.997 PPG). But that's off topic. So, Ray needs 189 points. His contract is up after this year. His future with the team is uncertain. He'll likely need 3 more seasons to hit the millennium mark. An average of 63 points per season. Definitely doable but will he get the chance? I'm pulling for the guy but I don't think he'll hit it. Of course if he continues to produce, someone will sign him. I hope he does it with the Canes but who knows... Anyway, What do you all think?

BTW. 8 until Ray's 1000th game. Poised to break it on October 21st against the Islanders... on the road

The countdown begins.


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09-26-2009, 12:50 PM
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Unfortunately, I think age will start catching up to him pretty soon and his point totals will decline. I don't see him hitting 1000, but I'd love to be wrong

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I don't think he will, unless he plays another 3-4 seasons without declining much. This season will be really telling if he'll be able to get to 1000 or not.

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He needs 4 full healthy seasons to hit that mark.

Given his age, I doubt he will hit 1000.

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He needs 4 full healthy seasons to hit that mark.

Given his age, I doubt he will hit 1000.
How is it 4? 189 points averages to 63 points per season over 3 years. 0.768 PPG. Logic says he has to regress but he played the bulk of his years in the dead puck era and his PPG was still .05 higher. I'm being an optimist. I know he won't play 82 games a year, but ya gotta hope. I'd love him to play until 40 and hit 1000. That'll give him 7 years as a Cane. Might be enough to get his number hung up. Wish he had been part of this team earlier so that the raising of his number would be an a given rather than an unlikely.

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I'll just say guys with Ray's skill set usually start to slow down at around his current age. Now I think he has one more big (65+ point) season in him but after that he'd have to play 3 years to really have a shot IMO. I just can't see a 40 year old Whitney scoring more then 50 points in a season. If he can find somewhere to stick as a 3rd liner/PP specialist about 2 years from now then I can see him getting there. But that's about the only chance IMO.

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I honestly think that the Hurricanes are going to offer Whitney a nearly insulting contract for his level of play after this season and use his departure as a way to usher in Zach Boychuk and Brandon Sutter. In truth, our Top 9 is jam packed and those kids WILL be ready at this time next year. The only guys coming off the ledger in the Top 9 are Cullen and Whitney.

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Sorry for bringing back an older topic, but it is Ray Whitney. He's always been my favorite hockey player, and I was trying to figure out after last season if he could hit the 1000 point mark. He only has three solid years ahead of him, but I think that age is going to catch up with him this year. He'd need 63 points a season over the next three seasons, and I don't think he'll be able to do that.

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The only guys coming off the ledger in the Top 9 are Cullen and Whitney.
Whitney...probably, but Cullen? I dunno about that...he looks at his best right now.

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Think he means in contract status.

Regardless of Cullen playing well, Sutter is NHL ready and he's a good portion of our future. We can't keep him in the AHL forever.

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Think he means in contract status.

Regardless of Cullen playing well, Sutter is NHL ready and he's a good portion of our future. We can't keep him in the AHL forever.
Forever? He hasn't even played a season there...

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Forever? He hasn't even played a season there...
That's not the point. He played back in juniors an extra year already, and played on the Canes because he was too young for the AHL, and finished the season there where we wanted him all along. If we could have done it he would be playing his third full season there- as it is, he's played parts of three seasons there.
The point is that he's NHL ready now and the only reason he's not here is because JR wants him to be getting more then a 4th line role, and as long as we have Staal, Brindy and Cullen that's not going to happen. Brind'Amour has one year left after this one. We only have so long before Sutter is off his ELC, when we start having to pay him a good bit more, and if he's still in the AHL he might start looking for offer sheets.

Unless Brind'Amour retires, I don't see us resigning Cullen. As for Whitney, we'll see how he does this year. If he plays well I would probalby lean towards trading one of our other wingers and resigning him to bring Boychuck up.

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2 more days until Ray's millennium game. Who ever's doing the GDT definitely has to make it all about ray.

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