All-Time Hurricanes Rankings: 2014 New Guys

Eleven players made their Carolina Hurricanes debut in the 2013-14 season, bumping up the total number of players to wear the sightless eye to 206. Some had great years and might climb their way into the top 25 in the not-too-distant future. Others won’t be remembered so fondly and will be lumped in with the Pat Jablonskis of the world. That being said, let’s see where the new 11 Hurricanes fall on our list of the All-Time Hurricanes.

#52: Anton Khudobin

Cam Ward is fascinated by this creature that can post a .926 sv% over the course of a season.

Brought in on what would turn out to be a steal of a contract, Khudobin was unquestionably the #1 goalie on the Canes to wrap up the season.  Posting a franchise record save percentage and a top-notch 2.30 goals against, Khudobin was impressive as hell on the ice. Were he not on the shelf for nearly 2 months with a lower body injury, he may have cracked the top 50. There’s still plenty of time for our favorite pumpkin-headed Russian to move up the list, as he’s signed for the next 2 seasons.  Continue reading

Cheaters Never Win Podcast- Is It All Just A Fantasy Edition

Is this a fantasy, a nightmare, or a dream? Is Jordan Staal really out four months? Could all of the hockey pundits be right? Is this Hurricanes team really going to be an abject failure? Also, who should I draft in the 3rd round of tonight’s fantasy draft? We ramble on about these things, and even have NHL.com Fantasy Hockey Expert Pete Jensen talk us down off the ledge a bit. Not gonna lie folks, this one was a tough pill to swallow, but with the help of a Stone Brewing Stout, we found a way to choke it down. Welcome to the Hurricanes Mash Unit, please fill out this form in triplicate as you listen to this weeks episode.

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Preseason Game 1 Recap: Canes vs. Blue Jackets

Man, oh man, it felt great to be back at the PNC Arena for a hockey game. Just three days in to new head coach Bill Peters’ first training camp, a new challenger appeared to test out the Hurricanes.  As it was preseason, the Canes lineup was a hodgepodge of current roster players, guys with legit chances to make the team, and players trying to make a good impression for next season. Columbus, on the other hand, brought a split squad (and certainly NOT Ryan Johansen) to town as they had another game in Ohio last night.

A rare shot of Cam Ward with the puck in front of him.

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Training Camp: Day One

Today kicked off the first training camp under new head coach Bill Peters, and it marks the first time that the Carolina Hurricanes will have a new head coach getting a full training camp in his first season. I got a first look at the new coach and his methods at prospect camp earlier this summer, but working with prospects and working with seasoned professionals are two very different animals.  There were, and still are, plenty of questions around the team right now. How will Peters’ reputation as a no-nonsense guy evidence itself in training camp? Who will be the #1 goalie for the club? What about line combos and defensive pairings? None of those questions were truly resolved today, so I might be a bit of a jerk for mentioning them.  On to camp!

Carolina Hurricanes Training Camp

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Is It October Yet?

On Tuesday, I wrote a little bit of BASIC programming code that summed up what I think nearly every Canes fan is thinking right now.
And this is it.

For those that don’t know programming in the BASIC language, that program would print out the line #ISITOCTOBERYET, and if it wasn’t October it would keep asking over and over until it was, which would cause the program to stop writing #ISITOCTOBERYET over and over and start writing LET’S GO CANES! over and over in an infinite loop.

(and yes, nerds, I know that “MONTH” would be an undefined variable and if you were to actually run this program you’d get an error, or more realistically just get an infinite loop of #ISITOCTOBERYET regardless of what month it was, but shhhh.)

But writing that tweet wasn’t just me reaching into my memory of useless information. Oh no – it wasn’t that easy. It was quite the adventure, actually, and the film rights to it were just recently picked up. Luckily for you, the readers of Section 328, I’ve obtained a copy of the script.

Enjoy.

Is It October Yet? The Screenplay

A sneak preview of your season tickets…

While not delivered in a fancy box like the Dallas Stars, or with a flag like the Tampa Bay Lightning, here is your first look at some of the season tickets coming your way from 1400 EMR in short order.

 

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Not a lot of hoopla. Just a lanyard, tickets and parking passes. We like the focus on the young guys, but really wish the team had tossed in something to make those of us who actually renewed feel a little more special. Share your thoughts with us over on @section_328

NHL 15 First Impressions: PS3

Disclaimer: I’ve only played the Early Release (demo) version on PS3. I realize the final product may differ from this version in some ways. More importantly, I have no affiliation with EA Sports and am in no way responsible for the quarter-assed effort that went into making this game. I’m also not going to get into ALL the complaints, issues, and general disappointments that surround the lack of content on next-gen versions of NHL 15

If you love the gameplay in NHL 14, you’ll love the gameplay in NHL 15. Why, you might ask. Well, that’s because it’s the same damn thing.  Upon loading the game, the home screen looks exactly the same save for Patrice Bergeron being visible instead of Martin Brodeur. 

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