26 Nov 2011 @ 10:02 AM 

…when, no matter how asstacularly the Hurricanes were playing that season, they could always be counted on to beat the Thrashers.

What in the blue hell was that last night?? Tomas Kaberle, whiffing on AN OPEN FREAKING NET. Really? Really?

Anyone who thinks that anyone not named Jeff Skinner, Chad LaRose, Brandon Sutter, or Cam Ward actually showed up and “played awesome” last night is either delusional or just plain stupid. I tried to watch the game again on the DVR to see if I could find at least something entertaining, but no–I finally had to give up and go watch a marathon of “Rocket City Rednecks” (which is highly entertaining, I might add–Safety Third!)

It was either that, or slit my wrists. Watching this team play under Chairman Mo is like being trapped in an abusive relationship, sometimes: you love them, they keep treating you badly, you really want to leave, but you keep going back to them because you love them.

Either that, or Mo is just the Coach of Life-Draining. Under any other coach, this team could actually play with some verve and maybe make some noise despite the fact that they’re relatively little and can be easily knocked-around. But under Mo?? Fuhgeddaboudit. Even Skinner and LaRose are starting to feel it.

Hell, under any other coach Boychuk and Bowman would actually get more than 5 minutes of ice time, Pat Dwyer would be on the 4th line where he belongs, and Chad LaRose wouldn’t get any higher than the third line. I would really, seriously, honestly, like for a Mo-apologist who doesn’t work for the Hurricanes to please explain to me why they feel Paul Maurice is an NHL-quality coach, when the previous FOURTEEN YEARS OF HIS CAREER have shown that he just isn’t.

Bonus points if you can manage to refrain from claiming that I have no right to say anything because I’ve never coached or played in the NHL.

The floor is open.

Posted By: The Acid Queen
Last Edit: 27 Nov 2011 @ 12:23 PM

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  1. jane says:

    !0 points for the Google Voice link. I find it highly entertaining that last night on the way home, I also compared being a Canes fan to an abusive relationship. At this point, I'm becoming more concerned with the collateral damage this is causing than just Mo being incompetent.

    • I know, right? I keep hoping that the local investors will impress upon Great Leader the need to actually have management and coaching that knows wtf it's doing. :/

  2. jane says:

    I also find it fascinating that last night was the first I've heard of Kaberle not being ready when he showed up for training camp. Am I the only one this is news to?

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