This is sad, I know, but here was my morning. Wake up at 5:00. Nope, no hockey yet. How 'bout 5:50? Nope. 6:45? Okay, you've still got 12 more hours Alex. 7:30? Really. Stahp. 8:50? Jesus. Stop waking up!!! 9:30? **** it.
1.) Apparently Panthers fans were not amused with Jovo being named team captain. Perhaps they came around eventually, but I quit reading the thread after a couple of pages. Classic tl;dr.
2.) The Panthers will be raising their Division Champions banner tonight. No word on if they will be saluting the Hurricanes with faux golf swings and for their outright assist in obtaining said banner, as the Canes helpfully went 1-5 against Fla in 2011-12.
3.) Reading or saying the name "Huberdeau" will give you hours of amusement.
4.) Much like here in Carolina after the acquisitions of Semin and JStaal, expectations are running high in Florida after they broke a decade long playoff drought with the 2011-12 campaign. Therefore: one of these two teams will disappoint its fan base in remarkable -- but as of today unknown -- fashion by the time the season is over.
5.) There is some guy named Jamie McBain on the Hurricanes, but we don't talk about him much any more. This makes not talking about Joe Corvo really, really challenging.
5-1 Canes loss, with Dan Ellis surrendering four of those five goals. Cam Ward is out after hurting himself trying to make a save on a Dalpe own goal.
Last edited by PaulProteus: 01-19-2013 at 10:00 AM.
Prediction: Both Staals out injured as Jordan tries to help out Eric with his jealous rage of Skinner by trying to hurt Skinner with the bench door. Eric hits it instead and breaks Jordan's fingers, while Eric comes away with a groin injury.
Average weight Carolina 200.5 lbs, Florida 201.2
Average height Carolina 73.1 inches, Florida 73.5
You know, as much as we talk about being super small, especially on the fourth line, an average of 6'1", 200 lbs isn't too bad. I mean, we dress Dwyer and Larose, and somehow we're still above 6 feet and 200 pounds. Not bad.