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abramsdoug

  • joined Nov 04, 2009
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I practice law in Raleigh, North Carolina, with my wife and oldest son. We have been Carolina Hurricanes fans and season ticket holders since the Hurricanes came to Raleigh. Hockey, I learned, gets into one's blood and is more like an obsession than a sport.

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Variations on Potential Forward Lines 2010-2011, Pre and Post Trade Deadline

     Given the clear approach of the Hurricanes organization to go with its younger players,  I created a series of potential forward lines to see how the retention of Samsonov, the departure of...

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Lull Before the Storm

  With the buyout/retirement of Rod Brind'Amour, and the fact that Samsonov was not bought out,  the lull before the storm is pretty intense.  Then with the apparent impending departure of Ray...

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TRACKING PROGRESS FOR SUCCESS - REEVALUATING THE BLUEPRINT

  I wanted to go back to see where the Hurricanes were in terms of fixing what I was convinced were some of their weaknesses; and particularly weaknesses that led to the disastrous first 27 games. ...

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MOCK DRAFTS AND PICKS PROJECTED FOR THE HURRICANES

  Mock Drafts and Hurricanes Fanhouse:   http://nhl.fanhouse.com/2010/06/01/2010-nhl-mock-drafT CONNOLLY Fanhouse shows the Hurricanes taking Connolly.     h...

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An Interview with Jussi Jokinen Which Occurred before the Russia Game by Juha Hiitelä

Here is an interview with Jussi Jokinen which was given before the Finnish Team had played Russia.  Juha Hiitelä has been a great friend of Caniacs and Canes Country.  It will be fun to show him...

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Another Oskar Osala Interview by Juha Hiitelä

        Juha Hiitelä again helped out the Caniacs by interviewing Oskar Osala. I am particularly pleased to read that Osala is putting emphasis on the hitting part of his game.  He has far more...

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Projecting the Transformation of Hurricanes Forward Lines 2010-2011

    I wanted to explore how the Hurricanes forward lines might be transformed from the start of the 2010-2011 season through the 2011-2012 season. I used Power Power to format the changes; but I...

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An Interview with Oskar Osala by Juha Hiitelä

Here is a great interview by Juha Hiitelä a very well-respected sports commentator and writer from Finland.  He also Twitters at  @jhiitela.  He obviously knows and loves hockey; and is a...

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NHL Home Ice -- 7 point program to Stanley Cup

A commentator on NHL Home Ice on xmradio was talking about the 7 point program to build a Stanley Cup winner.  I think, but am not certain, it was Pierre LeBrun.  His take was that it takes seven...

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END OF 2009-2010 SEASON; LOOKING AHEAD TO 2010-2011 LINES

HURRICANES LINES 2010 -2011 Putting the Best Team on the Ice    The challenge for the Hurricanes front office is how to get their best players on the ice.  The challenge for 2010-2011 is that the...

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Tyler Seguin -- Compilation URLS of articles and videos

  Tyler Seguin Links to Article and Videos   With Tyler Seguin appearing to be a near lock as the #2 pick, if not the #1 pick,  I thought I would put up some links to videos and articles on him.   h...

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TRANSITIONING INTO A NEW ERA NHL TEAM

  As I have been watching the playoffs,  I realized I was watching something of a new era in the NHL.  Teams like Phoenix were giving establishment teams like Detroit a fight for their playoff...

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2010 RFAs

  With regard to RFAs,  the RFA list is a place for talent mining.  There are some teams that have lost faith in some of their players or some of their players have lost faith in their coaches.    ...

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2010 UFAs

   TSN had a great article outlining the UFAs for this season.    Cullen makes some great points in the article; but to me the most interesting part of the UFA list is how few forwards are...

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Examining the Possible Impact of Picking Connolly; Possible Lines 2010-2011

  This is a quick first draft of possible lines in 2010-2011.  I then took a guess at what would happen if Cole were moved to the fourth line and if the third line of Boychuk/Dalpe/Bowman were...

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Scouting Combine and Keeping an Eye on the Draft Prospects

Now that the Hurricanes are eliminated from the 2009-2010 Stanley Cup Race,  it is time to turn attention to the entry draft.  The top 100 draft prospects in the consideration of the NHL Central...

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POSSIBLE SECOND ROUND PICKS

With all the second round picks available to the Hurricanes,  I am looking into players who have talent; but who are likely to be available in the second round.  I'll add this post; but one player...

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Carolina v. Norfolk Round 2; Rats win 4 to 2. Samson, Osala, Bowman and friends

Albany beats Norfolk 4-2 March 6, 2010   I watched the second meeting of Albany and Norfolk and had a number of reactions and observations. Albany dominated the game and won 4 to 2.  I watched the...

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TRACKING THE BLUEPRINT FOR NEXT SEASON -- 2ND STATUS REPORT MARCH 5, 2010

Here is an update on the Blueprint for the return of the Hurricanes next season.  The Hurricanes are playing Hurricanes hockey.  It is a shift by shift battle to maintain focus and to forget...

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THE DRIVE FOR FIVE

Here's the initial draft of an outline of steps that could be taken at the grassroots level to obtain five thousand more season ticket holders for the Hurricanes.  I would greatly appreciate any...

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THE TRADE DEADLINE LOOMING LARGE

  The articles about potential trades are increasing as the trade deadline looms large on the horizon.  Increasingly, Aaron Ward is cited as a player who could and likely will be traded at the...

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NEW PROSPECT ARTICLE MENTIONS MCBAIN AND BOYCHUK

  The article is interesting and lists the top 21 through 30 prospect.  It has excellent things to say about McBain and Boychuk. McBain is listed as #26 and Boychuk is listed as #22.  They are in...

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POTENTIAL GAME CHANGER TRADES

   It is  obvious that some teams have lost confidence in very talented players and likewise some highly skilled players are convinced they are being under-utilized.  Jim Rutherford and his staff...

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TRACKING THE BLUE PRINT FOR NEXT SEASON -- A STATUS REPORT February 11, 2010

  TRACKING THE BLUE PRINT FOR NEXT SEASON -- A STATUS REPORT I wanted to revisit the blueprint to see the status of the blue print for next season.   As far as I am concerned the blue print for...

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The Catbird Seat -- Jim Rutherford and the Hurricanes

  As painful as this season has been with the dismal start and the trade of Cullen and soon, I believe, Ray Whitney,  the end result will ultimately be a stronger Canes team long term.  Some fans...

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The Subtle and Not So Suble Statistics Underlying the Grand Fail

   I have been thinking about the various statistics, some kept and some that are not formally recorded any place,  that explain the massive fail for the Hurricanes this season.  Here are a few of...

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New Webcast re Canes at Puckdrops

Brian LeBlanc has a new webcast up at Puckdrops. http://puckdrops.blogspot.com/2010/01/puck-drops-podcast-14.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter They discuss the strengths and weaknesses...

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NEW LINES IF COLE, SAMSONOV, AND LAROSE RETURN

Here are some variations of lines assuming Cole, Samsonov, and LaRose all return.  For these purposes, I am assuming that Staal stays at right wing.   1/4/2010 revisions to lines Version  1 with...

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UFAS AND RFAS FOR 2010-2011 POTENTIAL POWER FORWARDS

   As part of the consideration of which power forwards might be available,  I started a list of power forwards who are either UFAs or RFAs.  In theory, teams possibly might look toward trading...

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TRACKING THE BLUE PRINT FOR NEXT SEASON -- A STATUS REPORT

I wanted to create a fan post to track the progress of rebuilding for next season.  I included below a list of steps I predicted were needed, and I have added a couple more steps.  I wanted to...

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