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Old 11-22-2015, 10:14 PM
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Only a little over 10 thousand people at the afternoon game today, so about 55-60 percent full. Raleigh is not a hockey town, but I guess that's obvious. I saw this article and I hope they do this: Here's how Raleigh's PNC Arena would look if renovations are approved.

I've been to 7 games already, probably should have gotten season tickets at this point. I'm a big hockey fan, but not so much on college sports. My LA Kings came into town today, so I was all excited. PNC Arena is OK, Hurricanes fans are passionate somewhat but could be better.

But despite all of that, I've quickly adapted the Hurricanes as one of my teams...and so far its one of the things I most like about Raleigh so far, having a NHL team.
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:24 PM
 
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The Hurricanes and the National Hockey League at PNC Arena are positives for visiting Raleigh. I attended a game when the Pittsburgh Penguins came last season. I had a great experience and no regrets on the trip.

The improvements to PNC Arena would be nice and help make the experience better.
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:28 PM
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The improvements to PNC Arena would be nice and help make the experience better.
So would winning, but sadly that isn't happening.

I wish we could roll back the clock to those heady days of the 2005-06 season. Best days ever!
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:38 PM
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So would winning, but sadly that isn't happening.

I wish we could roll back the clock to those heady days of the 2005-06 season. Best days ever!
I bet that was awesome. I have family in Tampa and went to the Stanley Cup this past summer, the whole city definitely jumped on the bandwagon.
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:43 PM
 
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So would winning, but sadly that isn't happening.

I wish we could roll back the clock to those heady days of the 2005-06 season. Best days ever!
The Hurricanes are rebuilding with talent. Besides winning more, they need to upgrade members on their roster.
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Old 11-23-2015, 04:35 AM
 
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Maybe more yankees will move to the area...
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:41 AM
 
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Sheesh. I have season tix, and you have been to more games than I have.


A little more Brad Malone style of play would energize the fan base a bit.
3 hits and a penalty in one shift against the Leafs was fun, and then later he scores the lone goal?


VERY welcome after seeing the Ducks beat them up without any resistance.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:40 AM
 
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teama that consistently loose don't generally pack the house! We used to go several years ago and it was always packed! Haven't been to a game in 2 years now...
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:46 AM
 
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teama that consistently loose don't generally pack the house! We used to go several years ago and it was always packed! Haven't been to a game in 2 years now...
How they lose is as important, IMO. Too much lackluster play is a killer.
I don't mind seeing a team lose, but I hate to pay to see a team routinely outhustled, pushed around, and making really careless plays with the puck.
It seems a tiresome mantra:
"We started slow. We can't get a guy in front of the net."
If I was a young guy, and wanted to get ice time, it seems opening up hot and claiming the crease should do it.
Or, 7 hits in 10:32 on the ice...

And, I believe that Francis has the willingness to make hard decisions to improve the team over the next few years.


Wiesnowski went out for the season before I learned to spell his name... And, he was supposed to contribute. Ouch, but opened a slot for a young guy to give it a go.
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:41 AM
 
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Been twice. OK. Kind of like Soccer. If it was not for taxpayer support I'm sure they would have left years ago.
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