Thursday, April 08, 2010

Today is a good day for Caniacs

Some BIG news at the end of this post... but for now, let's get caught up on the past games that the Canes have played.

The Canes laid a big fat egg on Saturday, losing 4-0 to the New Jersey Devils. It was Martin Brodeur's 109th career shutout. This loss also eliminated the Canes from the playoffs - yes, it truly did take that long for this team to be mathematically eliminated, which I suppose is an accomplishment in itself.

On Tuesday the Canes won in a flurry of offense, defeating the Lightning 8-5. Drayson Bowman, Rod Brind'Amour and Eric Staal all had two goals apiece in that game.

And now on to the main event for today:

The Canes held a super-special press conference at their "Caniac Cookout" today. Special guests Gary Bettman, Jim Rutherford, and Peter Karmanos were there.

And so Gary Bettman said the best words to ever come out of his mouth:

The Carolina Hurricanes will be hosting the 2011 All-Star Game!

If you're like me, your response most likely is "Finally!". Bettman had promised the area the game a while ago - well, he has finally followed through on his promise.

And then, if you're me, your follow-up response to the satisfaction of this market finally getting something it has deserved was a girlish scream of delight - THE ALL STAR GAME IS COMING TO RALEIGH!!!!

I'm already excited for it - only 9 months away! At least this will make the doldrums of this non-playoff year a little more satisfactory!

Canes play tonight against Montreal, then finish up the season in Boston on Saturday. If there's any more cool All Star Game news I will definitely post it!

Erik Cole stats (Tuesday): 1 assist
On the season: 10 goals, 5 assists

Chad LaRose stats (Tuesday): 1 goal, 2 assists
On the season: 9 goals, 14 assists

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