How much do you guys work out? Holy smokes you’re making me want ICE CREAM!!!One more note on local ice cream…the Howling Cow’s Mothership location next to the NC State cattle farm off Lake Wheeler Road is our family’s go to spot this past summer. All their best flavors in just about every cone, sundae and banana split combo imaginable is a real ice cream lover’s delight. Worth a visit if you like their stuff!
It will be interesting to see if the Canes continue to shop for a third goaltending option or pounce on one that may try to be slipped through waivers...guys like Martin Jones and Cayden Primeau come to mind, Raanta has always been one to get nicked up frequently and who knows when Freddy may be back.Halak and the Canes mutually agreed to terminate his PTO.
I'm not at all surprised to see them cut back Burns' special teams minutes. He was good enough running PP1, but was more of a facilitator/distributor and without big shot options on the wings, a lot of what he created went awry. And with the Canes running a pretty one dimensional PP, it kind of fell apart as the post season went along. Which is a familiar refrain. Combined with the practicality of limiting his ice time as a nod to his age, they needed a shakeup.It has been a bit strange to see Burns get a reduced PP role with TDA around. Burns has done from 3:00 PP TOI/Game last season to 2:24 this season.
TDA averaged 3:03 a couple of seasons ago and this season is at 3:25.
Now I know our PP struggled some last season, and Burns is 38 years old, but I'm surprised that the Canes have elected to give TDA the PP1 unit ice time over Burns. I appreciate that we want to reduce Burns minutes a bit (he has gone from 23:13 last season to 21:51 this season), but I'm still surprised the Canes have been willing to hand TDA the reigns to PP1 after the season Burns had last year.
I'm taking Slavin getting a bit of time on PP1 that the Canes might be thinking about cycling TDA out of the lineup more frequently for Chatfield. If that ends up being the case, I don't expect Slavin to really play with Aho, Jarvis, Necas and Turbo (that will be Burns moving to that spot I would think).
I think they almost have to been looking at another No. 2/3 option at his point.It will be interesting to see if the Canes continue to shop for a third goaltending option or pounce on one that may try to be slipped through waivers...guys like Martin Jones and Cayden Primeau come to mind, Raanta has always been one to get nicked up frequently and who knows when Freddy may be back.