With 3pm now in the rearview mirror, the 2014 trade deadline has passed. And unlike baseball, there won’t be dozens more trades in the weeks to come. There was plenty of action around the league in the past 48 hours, but after all the talk surrounding the Hurricanes, surprisingly little happened locally.
Well, well, well. The Canes are back from the Olympic break, and it’s safe to say things haven’t exactly gone as planned. Just over a week ago, there was talk of whether the Canes would be buyers or sellers. Now, even the Canes organist is awaiting the fire sale. As of Monday, March 3rd, the Hurricanes are 7 points out of the wild card and 8 points out of 3rd in the division. Worse than the number of points though, is the fact that no matter which way you look at it, they’d have to leapfrog 5 teams to get in the playoffs with only 21 games left. Good luck with all that. So what needs to happen next for the Canes?
Glad to see all of our boys made it back from Sochi and places beyond. The good news, NHL Hockey is back on our TVs and the hometown Canes are prepped for the stretch drive. The bad news… two consecutive losses after the break and and if this keeps up, some of our boys may find their way back out of town in the next couple of days. Sit back and enjoy this weeks episode as we all sit here and wonder what will come of our boys in LA later today. Join us for Canes love, and stick around to hear us gush over Shea Weber.
In this episode of the Cheaters Never Win Podcast, we discuss the battle of southern aggression as Team USA battles Team Canada in both Mens and Womens Olympic Ice Hockey. We welcome one of our favorites, Jeff Marek to the show to discuss what Canadian Olympic Line would be the vegan line, who Jeff has in the Wrestling Dead Pool, and close it out with his thoughts on the Canes at the trade deadline. We conclude as always with this weeks beer review and enjoy a smooth tasty Avery Salvation. Sit back, put on your red white and blue, and enjoy.
On Wednesday, the hockey world was stunned when Russia fell to Finland by a 3-1 margin. On the surface, Russia is one of the powers of the hockey world. Hell, they (well, the Soviets) won gold 6 out of 7 Olympics, and won silver the other time. But that was a long time ago, and while reality has changed, the perception is dragging. Yesterday’s loss makes it now 3 straight games in which the Russian team will go home empty handed, and now 6 straight without capturing the gold. So what gives!?
Last night’s contest between the Jets and Canes featured a lot of history and parallels. Both teams used to be in the Southeast, both teams are pressing for a playoff spot, and both teams have written paychecks to Paul Maurice.
Winnipeg entered the PNC Arena having won 7 of 9, and the Canes had victories in 10 of their previous 14. Coming off of a big win against the Blues and three days rest, surely the home team would come out buzzing… right? Well, yes and no. The effort seemed to be there, but with the spirit of Mo in the building, nearly all the play was on the wall or in the neutral zone.