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The Carolina Hurricanes Next Coach is Rod Brindamour of the same?

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For the Past Three Days I have stared blankly at the computer screen trying to formulate words into sentences to express my sentiments about The Carolina Hurricanes recent announcement that their new Head Coach would be long time Assistant Rod "The Bod" Brindamour.
When I started this blog I swore that it would only discuss my beloved Hurricanes in a positive fashion, and I intend to keep it that way, but this decision by the team makes it very difficult. I mean seriously didn't the powers that be read my post titled " Another Fork in the Road"?*cough shameless plug cough* (http://thecaniaccollector.blogspot.com/2018/04/another-fork-in-road-search-for-next.html) I specifically recommended that they stayed away from Brindamour! However since the Canes tend to operate like the lovely ladies in my life, by never listening to my ideas and me not having the power or nerve to say " I told you so!" I must find the positives in spite of my unhappiness.

The Pro…

The Only Draft I Know Is Miller Genuine: My Outlook on the Canes Draft Choices

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Writers Note: I am not a NHL Draft Guru, Expert, Prognosticator or Analyst. Corsi Fenwick numbers might as well be Calculus, and I maintain the fact that I am just a hockey loving guy who survives in a house full of women. So the following ramblings are just my ideas on what I want my beloved Canes to do in this June's Entry Draft.

It has been about a month since the final horn on the Carolina Hurricanes 2017-2018 season, and the team has only seemed to regress. Having limped to the season's finish line without a General Manager, the team only regressed further when Head Coach Bill Peters resigned on April 20. However, On April 28th during the NHL Lottery it seems as if the Canes had a stroke of good luck when they secured the Number 2 overall draft pick ( Last time they picked number 2 they drafted a guy named Staal and he was pretty good) in this summers entry draft.

The projected Top 3 Picks in the draft are labeled as "Can't Miss Prospects". (I always cringe …

Another Fork in the Road: The search for the next Canes Head Coach

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This past Friday Hurricanes coach Bill Peters resigned in order to take the coaching job with the Calgary Flames. Once again and for the third time in the past ten seasons, The Carolina Hurricanes are searching for their next head coach. Now there are several potential candidates out there, and I am aware that hiring a General Manager should be this teams first priority. However, here are a few of the men I would like to see considered ( and one I wouldn't touch) for the next Carolina Hurricanes Coach.

STAY AWAY FROM: Rod Brindamour
In my last blog post I mentioned how it seemed rather "Bush League" for the team to continue hanging on to the 2006 cup run. I understand Coach Brindamour played an big roll in that cup run and in all reality should have been awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy for his efforts. His number is in the rafters of the PNC and he could very well be a Hall of Famer, but that DOES NOT make him a great coaching candidate. Even though Brindamour has never bee…

Losing Is A Disease As Contagious as Polio: My Carolina Hurricanes Offseason Wishlist.

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The 2017-2018 Carolina Hurricanes Hockey season is over and the playoff drought continues for a 9th straight year. The team has been mired in inconsistency and mediocrity, and this season was no exception. From the opening night Overtime thriller against the Wild, to the third period meltdown vs Boston in March the team never seemed to maintain hold of the elusive playoff position. Like every fan of every team I have composed a wish-list of things I would like to seen done in Raleigh to change the hockey culture in Raleigh.

Note: I have deliberately left off front office moves, because I believe that there are many on ice changes that could help the team no matter who is calling the shots behind the scenes.






1.Find a true Number 1 Center. With the emergence of Sebastian Aho, and Tuevo Teravainen as a legitimate tandem of scorers, both scoring over 60 plus points respectively. The lack of a true Number 1 center in Raleigh became apparent, leaving fans to wonder how dynamic this duo …

The Many Faces Of Mr Game 7 !

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You say the name Justin Williams to the casual NHL fan and more than likely they will mention his legendary Game 7 record. It is a known fact that teams with Justin Williams on their roster are 7-1 in playoff Game 7's and Williams has an NHL record 14 points in series deciding games. Those well known Game 7 heroics began in Raleigh on June 19, 2006 when Justin Williams scored the Stanley Cup Clinching goal to defeat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Justin Williams first stint in Raleigh lasted from 2003-2008. Playing in 265 games Williams scored 201 points ( 81 goals, and 120 Assists) along with 217 penalty minutes as he helped bring the Canes their only Stanley Cup in 2006. Known for his physicality and propensity to mix it up in the ugly areas of the ice Williams hard style of play made him revered by the Caniacs, and reviled by opposing teams. To this day he is routinely booed in Montreal due to an incident with then Canadiens Captain Saku Koivu in …

Forgotten Canes: Kevin Dineen The Last Hartford Whaler and The First Carolina Hurricane

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Since their inception in 1997 the Carolina Hurricanes have all but outright refused to acknowledge their previous existence as the Hartford Whalers. However, from 1979 to 1997 the Hurricanes had another existence as the Hartford Whalers. While the team record books acknowledge the Whalers, the Hurricanes as a team have never officially acknowledged there existence. No Throwback night, No jersey sales, nothing at all. Due to this outright shunning by former Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos players such as Kevin Dineen have become forgotten in Canes Folklore.
Having two separate stints with the Whalers (84-91 and 95-97), and only two seasons with the Hurricanes. It is understandable as to why Dineen gets overlooked in Canes history. However, in overlooking his place in team history we are overlooking an interesting part of it as well. Dineen served as the last Team Captain in Hartford Whalers history, before their move to Raleigh by way of Greensboro in 1997. Dineen also scored the last …

Forgotten Canes: Mike Commodore and his bathrobe.

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Whether he is flying up the ice with his trademark red afro flowing behind him, warming up during the pregame of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in his bathrobe, or continuing his personal feud through his entertaining Twitter Account ( seriously folks follow this guy on Twitter @Commie22) with Maple Leafs Coach Mike Babcock eccentric would be a fair word to describe Former Canes Defenseman Mike Commodore. Commodore signed with Carolina in 2005 after bouncing between the New Jersey Devils and Lowell Lock Monsters (AHL) the previous 2 seasons
A staple on the blue-line during the  Stanley Cup Championship of 2006, Commodore was a hard nosed stay at home defenseman Commodore was second amongst defenseman in points with during the magical season that was 2006. Commodore provided the physical presence needed serving 138 penalty minutes while remaining second on the team in +/- at 10.
In 2 two and a half seasons in Raleigh, Commodore appeared in 195 games ringing up 13 goals and 41 assists for a t…