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1Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes Empty Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes on Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:01 pm

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http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=306922

The Hurricanes have removed the C from veteran Rod "The Bod" Brind'amour and awarded it to Eric Staal. Ahhhhh!

Last time I can remember this happenign was in Dallas with Modano.

Can't imagine Rod being too impressed.

2Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes Empty Re: Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes on Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:01 pm

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Again, very embarrassing.

3Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes Empty Re: Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes on Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:04 pm

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what a slap in the face to brind'amour.

4Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes Empty Re: Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes on Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:10 pm

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Michallica wrote:what a slap in the face to brind'amour.

Apparently they have a hypnotist sneak into his room when they're on the road and try to convince him to retire at night when he's asleep.

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5Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes Empty Re: Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes on Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:13 pm

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The experts say this is the start of the beginning of a new era in Carolina. Perhaps some more shakeups.

6Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes Empty Re: Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes on Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:29 pm

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Michallica wrote:what a slap in the face to brind'amour.

I wonder if they pull a "Brad Lukowich" on him like they did in Tampa. Send him down but don't make him report to the minors and encourage him to retire.


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7Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes Empty Re: Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes on Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:46 pm

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- 23, worst on the team. Can't say that he led by example^^

8Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes Empty Re: Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes on Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:51 pm

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Sounds like they are hoping Bring'Amour hangs 'em up and saves them some cap space.

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shabbs wrote:Sounds like they are hoping Bring'Amour hangs 'em up and saves them some cap space.

Didn't he sign his latest contract while over the age of 35? IF so then they're still stuck with the cap hit. I think at this point they don't want the liability on the ice anymore. He's a minus player and can't win a faceoff with regularity like he used to. That was his reason for being on this team - Win key faceoffs and play a solid two way game. Now he can't do either and is taking up space on the roster that could be better used.


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10Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes Empty Re: Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes on Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:58 pm

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Cap'n Clutch wrote:
shabbs wrote:Sounds like they are hoping Bring'Amour hangs 'em up and saves them some cap space.

Didn't he sign his latest contract while over the age of 35? IF so then they're still stuck with the cap hit. I think at this point they don't want the liability on the ice anymore. He's a minus player and can't win a faceoff with regularity like he used to. That was his reason for being on this team - Win key faceoffs and play a solid two way game. Now he can't do either and is taking up space on the roster that could be better used.
You're right. He's on a 35+ contract, so retirement won't save them anything.

11Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes Empty Re: Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes on Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:16 pm

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Cap'n Clutch wrote:
shabbs wrote:Sounds like they are hoping Bring'Amour hangs 'em up and saves them some cap space.

Didn't he sign his latest contract while over the age of 35? IF so then they're still stuck with the cap hit. I think at this point they don't want the liability on the ice anymore. He's a minus player and can't win a faceoff with regularity like he used to. That was his reason for being on this team - Win key faceoffs and play a solid two way game. Now he can't do either and is taking up space on the roster that could be better used.

Used by who though? All the star prospects at forward that they have lined up, chomping at the bit to score megapoints in the NHL?

That team is Diddled man. Their top three prospects have combined for like 1 point in 19 games.

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Maybe they'll buy out Brind'Amour.

13Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes Empty Re: Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes on Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:17 pm

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PKC wrote:
Used by who though? All the star prospects at forward that they have lined up, chomping at the bit to score megapoints in the NHL?

That team is Diddled man. Their top three prospects have combined for like 1 point in 19 games.

Someone from the minors making 500K?

14Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes Empty Re: Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes on Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:21 pm

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SpezDispenser wrote:
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Used by who though? All the star prospects at forward that they have lined up, chomping at the bit to score megapoints in the NHL?

That team is Diddled man. Their top three prospects have combined for like 1 point in 19 games.

Someone from the minors making 500K?

Well, if we're being honest here, I don't think Carolina has the kind of money to bury $3.6 million in the minors and then bring up a player to replace him for $600,000.

That's $4.2 million right there. And for what? Better off continuing to flounder at the bottom of the rankings, hope to move some guys for a couple more picks/possibly get some money off the books and hope to hell that whoever they draft 1/2 overall makes an immediate impact.

15Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes Empty Re: Eric staal named new C of Hurricanes on Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:23 pm

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PKC wrote:
Well, if we're being honest here, I don't think Carolina has the kind of money to bury $3.6 million in the minors and then bring up a player to replace him for $600,000.

That's $4.2 million right there. And for what? Better off continuing to flounder at the bottom of the rankings, hope to move some guys for a couple more picks/possibly get some money off the books and hope to hell that whoever they draft 1/2 overall makes an immediate impact.

Yeah, therein lies the issue, but a kid getting experience is better than Rod right now. I have no idea if they can get a team to take a chance on him? Doubtful with another year left on his contract.

What a mess.

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