When you are in the midst of a franchise record losing streak to start the season, and the Stanley Cup Champs are coming to town this week, it can feel like Space Jam Hockey and the Monstars are whooping your tail. We don’t mean to take out our frustration, but this week, we accidentally read the comments on Facebook and basically Mike lost his mind. Good for us, Jesse Cohen from @KingsMenPodcast joins us to bring us back to earth and discuss all things Kings. Finally, we review a beer. Teaser: It tasted like the Vancouver game looked…
So, sit back, and if you are one of the commenters making stupid comments on the Canes page, you may want to fast forward to about 6 minutes in… Thanks for listening friends!
With the Canes heading in to Vancouver sporting an 0-5-2 record and the game starting after home games typically end, I wouldn’t blame anyone for missing out on this one. However, there’s always a chance the good guys could win one, and with Eric Staal back in the lineup, why not last night, right? Well, for those masochists..err…fans out there who stayed up to watch, the game was all too familiar to the previous games across western Canada.
No one needs me to tell them that the performance the Canes turned in last night was horrible, but because writing about this team brings me some sort of joy, I’m going to do just that. Just when I thought the game against Winnipeg on Tuesday was bad enough to bore me to the point where watching a Magic the Gathering tournament would be a step up, Thursday happened. Through 5 games, Carolina remained the only winless team in the league, despite having a 2-game point streak last week. (Side note: I nearly broke something tasteful when I saw that “point streak” touted by some).
Like any good hockey coach, let’s start with the positives: On this weeks episode, Mike Maniscalco from WRAL Sports Fan joins us to discuss the Caniac Nation’s frustration. Harrison Mooney also joins in on the fun to tell us what to expect when the Canes make their way to Vancouver. In the middle, well, the Calgary game happened, and we all know how that went down. Just to make sure we stayed miserable, the beer we reviewed this week was a loser as well. So, there you have it. At least we had fun, right? Thanks for listening friends!
Another Canes game is in the rearview mirror, and another day goes by with a bagel/donut/goose egg in the win column. Last night wasn’t pretty to watch, and that frustration was amplified (at least for me) due to Paul Maurice standing behind the opposing bench. What started last night as hope for the first win, especially with the returns of Sekera and Skinner, quickly became exasperation as Winnipeg scored 2 goals in the first 3 minutes.
As the State Fair comes to town for the annual “what’s the craziest shit we can wrap bacon around and deep fry” contest, the Hurricanes once again hit the road for several contests. This season, that road trip begins in a post-Jeter New York. Despite both of them taking the morning skate, the Canes would be without Sekera and Skinner, and thanks to the injury ninja, John-Michael Liles didn’t even make the trip. Who told this team to put the balm on?