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2019-20 Canes Miscellaneous News Thread

cmon3

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Good point CC but I’m not sure Necas fits the soft definition. He can be very effective as a forechecker and can be physical but he’s trying to learn the ropes. It’s hard to learn when the system isn’t working.

from a coaching standpoint you tell them to take care of their own responsibilities. The challenge is when everyone doesn’t the system breaks and people start trying to allow for someone not doing their job. That’s Skinners problem - he breaks the system. I am starting to feel that way about some of 51, 18, 56.

forechecking is like learning to hockey stop. You’ve gotta know you’re going and you have to commit All in. You can’t try to read the play and decide because if you wait to go for .3 seconds you will be too late. We seem to have a lot of guys trying to decide if they’re going to go and then kind of going. A forechecker who is a half second late is now a defensive player chasing the play. We do that a lot.
 

jeffbear

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Yeah ... Necas ain't what you'd call physical, but he's not soft either. He's a royal pain in the butt on the forecheck ... but he's a rookie so things tend to come and go for him in all phases. We got a bit spoiled around here watching Svech play a stupidly mature game as a rookie last season. That ain't normal. Necas has NOT been a problem in my opinion.
 

Paulie Walnuts

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from Sara C on twitter

at this point I will say: It’s pretty safe to wonder what a Storm Surge would look like in the great outdoors
 

cmon3

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I don’t see what the big deal is with an outside game. I might be missing something.

yay outside game?
 

HockeyPat

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It will be fun and I do plan on attending. But let's wait see if there actually is one.

Plus, it more important to me to not feed the troll.
 

CanadaCanes

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I don’t see what the big deal is with an outside game. I might be missing something.

yay outside game?
I’ve been to two and they both were fantastic! Cold and frigid but the atmosphere was great and an outdoor game here is bound to be pleasant temps like today! Something about hockey being played outdoors is special but then again my childhood was all about tons of outdoor pond hockey so I guess everyone looks at the outdoor games differently...
 

Paulie Walnuts

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Adam Gold tweeted outdoor game a done deal, announced tonight . Looks like Pittsburgh or Washington as the opponent. I assume they picked those 2 to boost ticket sales.
 

jeffbear

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Washington would be fine. If it's Pittsburgh it would take a fair amount of the shine off of the event for me. SO many Yinzers would show up with a "this isn't as good as if it was at Heinz Field" attitude that I'm sure I'd want to barf by the end of the day.

That’s said ... this whole thing is ... fine. It's a spectacle and that's not really my thing, but it would be good for the market so I'll hold up my end of the deal as a supporter.
 

Paulie Walnuts

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Tenative Feb 20 or 21 next season. Can teams say no to being the opponent? I figure that they could also ask Rangers, Philly , Boston too.

Pitt only an 8 hour drive so it won't just be locals if they are the opponent. And of course DC is a 4 hour drive .
 

HNIM

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I'd like to know why the AFA game was scheduled at night. That stadium is one of the best settings in sports.
 

Paulie Walnuts

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Most likely NBC made it a night game to boost ratings. People are out and about during weekends during the day.

Only 6 teams have not played outdoors so far : Arizona Coyotes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Vegas Golden Knights and Canes.

checked stubhub and the cheapest ticket for tonight is $165
 
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andyt

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Samantha Pell, who covers the Caps for the Washington Post, tweeted that the Caps are not the opponent.
 

Paulie Walnuts

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then I would bet heavily on Pittsburgh, Rangers, Boston. Outside chance of Chicago or Detroit. I guess it's possible Canes did not want Caps here.
 

CanadaCanes

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We all know what makes PNC Arena and Carter Finley special, the location and layout for the tailgate, and this game will be special in that regard. A hockey specific crowd of that size with an all day tailgating atmosphere in and around both venues with the supporting attractions and sponsors and the concert the night before makes for a great weekend all around. When I went to Detroit in 2014 they had two venues for the weekend, an outdoor rink at Comerica Park and events like an alumni game and junior game and then you had the Winter Classic in Ann Arbor the next day. The downside of that setup was the distance and travel between the two venues for the weekend.
 

Paulie Walnuts

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If fans think they can leave at the intermissions to go back to their car that is very unlikely to happen. they should announce that before the game so that people don't get ticked off at the game. NCSU is a rare place where fans go to their cars at halftime of FB games. Pretty sure NFL does not allow that .
 
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