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    Default GDT: Canes v. Lightning 4/7 7:00

    A season that started with promise has ended like the previous 8. A new owner is on the scene, but so far, itís the same as it ever was. This will be a consequential offseason for the Canes, possibly the most important since they moved here.

    The Lightning are still fighting for the top seed in the East, 2 points ahead of the Bruins, who have 1 game in hand. For the Canes, Nicolas Roy should make his NHL debut tonight.

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    This will be a mercy killing for a team that has been chronically ill and a season that has been all too familiar. The fact that it's a crappy day for tailgating just pours more salt in the wound for Canes fans, who have become numb to the annual disappointment of missing the playoffs yet again.

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes v. Lightning 4/7 7:00

    McGinn is out, Aho slides back to wing, Roy will center the 4th line, per Michael Smith.

    Di Giuseppe-Staal-Williams
    Aho-Lindholm-Teravainen
    Skinner-Ryan-Stempniak
    Nordstrom-Roy-Zykov

    Slavin-Dahlbeck
    Hanifin-van Riemsdyk
    Fleury-McKeown

    Ward in goal

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    This is the game we've all be waiting for guys!!! The last one!!!

    I'd be more interested to see Skinner/Roy/Zykov ... but you know that thought has never entered Peters' head for a second. I'm thinking a net front presence on his line might render Skinner instantly effective ... as opposed to all the nearly empty danger he's generated all season. That said, since Hammerhead Peters is going to go with version 82 of the same old, same old approach, I'm going to pass on this altogether. I'll be watching Colorado and St Louis play for all the playoff marbles instead.

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    Ah yes, the annual tradition of the entire brood attending the last game. Or as I like to call it, the “spend out the remaining cash on the concessions card”. Prime rib sandwiches, upgraded beer purchases and bags of cotton candy for the ride home, are the plan for the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HurryCanes View Post
    Ah yes, the annual tradition of the entire brood attending the last game. Or as I like to call it, the “spend out the remaining cash on the concessions card”. Prime rib sandwiches, upgraded beer purchases and bags of cotton candy for the ride home, are the plan for the day.
    We used to do that ... as it is my daughter decided just last night to go ahead and take a friend juts to not let the tickets go unused. We used to make a big deal out of the opener and the closer. Now ... they've sucked all the joy out of it.

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes v. Lightning 4/7 7:00

    Final home game and Peters is still wedded to his 4th line crap. What in the world do you have to lose? Pair Roy with Skinner and see what happens. I'm afraid if I blink, I'll miss seeing his 4 minutes of play on the 4th line.

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes v. Lightning 4/7 7:00

    Quote Originally Posted by ThinIce View Post
    What in the world do you have to lose?
    hopefully his job

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes v. Lightning 4/7 7:00

    The answer then is don't blink... (It may be only half that if BP has anything to say about it.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boardwork View Post
    hopefully his job
    Iíd love to say get the popcorn and grab a seat for the real show the day after the season ends to see all the fireworks and changes that this team needs to make, but who am I kidding. This org will likely sit on its hands, retain Peters, hire some nobody within the org as GM and then do next to nothing all summer long.

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes v. Lightning 4/7 7:00

    Quote Originally Posted by ThinIce View Post
    The fact that it's a crappy day for tailgating...
    Hockey gods going overboard on metaphorical
    Keep Music Evil

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes v. Lightning 4/7 7:00

    Erin Barker won Center Ice season tickets for the next ten years.

    Condolences.

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    Yay
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    Well, i filled my santa claus bag full of junk food to burn out my concessions card and the canes pull off a "too little too late" victory. Ground hog day! A little puck luck for the canes tonight on their goals but none the less, an unexpected victory. Defense is going to need a long look this off season. I'm still not 100% sold on Fleury yet. Granted he's young but boy it still seems like the game is way too fast for him some times. Maybe he'll progress in the off season.

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    Dundon is a fan! Wearing his Canes jersey tonight, complete with #1...I hope this is an indication he's got the jones and will spend money and bring in a good GM and talent this off season.

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes v. Lightning 4/7 7:00

    ...and so yet another season ends with the Canes firmly entrenched in 10th place in the Eastern Conference.

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes v. Lightning 4/7 7:00

    At least tonight's game was worth watching. The fans were loud and supportive - something this team has done little to deserve.

    We'll have plenty of time to talk about who goes & who stays over the next few months, but I agree with what's been said - I don't think Fleury has what it takes. I can't say that I've seen much progress from him at all this season.

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes v. Lightning 4/7 7:00

    Peters is still coach?

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes v. Lightning 4/7 7:00

    Quote Originally Posted by perfectstormhits View Post
    Erin Barker won Center Ice season tickets for the next ten years.

    Condolences.
    And second place won 20 years!

    #oldjoke

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes v. Lightning 4/7 7:00

    Rangers fired their coach.

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