Today’s Daily Cup of Joe offers a quick comparison to three of the eight teams currently slotted go from playoff miss in 2017 to playoff participant in 2018. The fact that more than half of the teams that have missed the playoffs during the past two years suggests it is possible. But yet, the transition continues to be a big hump to push over for the Carolina Hurricanes who are currently on the outside looking in and will need a huge push to change their fate for the current season.
The Thursday Coffee Shop considers what the Hurricanes need to push over the playoff cut line.
Carolina Hurricanes polls
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1) Along the lines of the first poll question, is there a missing ingredient for the Hurricanes in terms of making the playoffs or is it just a matter of finding a way to push above the cut line?
2) Still in the thick of things in terms of the standings, what does it take record-wise and otherwise to make a big March push and finish ahead of Columbus and Florida for the final playoff spot?