It is surprising that the Canes have a decent shot at the #1 pick this season. I thought they were a lock to win the Southeast Division and possibly compete for a shot at the cup in the Eastern Conference. Who would have thought they'd be in the bottom 5 this season?
I know they have had injuries, but come on now. J. Staal is -15 on the season.
Cam Ward's injury didn't help them and they still have a terrible defense IMO
Corvo, Pitkanen, Gleason, Faulk, McBain, Harrison and now Marc Andre Bergeron. Not very good if you ask me but I was convinced as well they would be taking the division with that lineup offensively and solid goaltending from Ward