Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Canes have issues

Remember my last post, in which I said that if the Canes lost to the Islanders, they have all kinds of issues?

Well, issues are definitely what this current Canes team has. They lost in a shootout to the Islanders, then lost to the Avs in regulation, then lost in overtime to the Wild.

The Canes have not won a game on the road yet. The Canes are last in the NHL in penalties per game, taking an average of 22 minutes per game. They're 4th in the Southeast, 12th in the East, 26th in the league.

What is wrong with this picture? EVERYTHING!

But I'm not done yet. Eric Staal isn't producing, Rod Brind'Amour was moved to wing, Tuomo Ruutu was suspended 3 games for a nasty hit on Darcy Tucker against the Avs.

What happened to this team? They shouldn't be this bad!

But they are. And I don't think the current situation will last very long before Rutherford does something. What could he do? I can't even begin to imagine what can fix this sloppy play and bad chemistry. But something has to be done to stop the bleeding.

1 comment:

Susan Mo said...

I agree with you. It has been so sad watching the Canes implode like this. This summer, with all of the trades and contract negotiations, I really thought that this team was shaping up to be the best yet. I really believed that the team was going to be a force in the NHL. I hope it turns around. Soon.

They put Yelle on waivers today. Poor guy, it is not his fault.