The Daily Cup of Joe today is entitled, “The double-edged sword of optimism.” The aim is not to squash the good vibe that has been building over the summer. Rather, the aim is to question whether the dial could flip too far into the positive, maybe a little bit too soon and pave the road for another even bigger round of disappointment.
The Thursday Coffee Shop opens the floor to bandy around whether the expectations being built for the 2017-18 Carolina Hurricanes are underdone, overdone or maybe just right and also take the temperature of the fan base in terms of where the bar is set for the current season to be a positive one.
Without further ado, to the polls we go…
Carolina Hurricanes polls
Please remember to click ‘vote’ after each individual poll response.
1) Does anyone else feel like maybe the cart is starting to get ahead of the horse in terms of balancing near-term optimism with objective odds of success? If so, does that represent a problem?
2) Where do you think the Hurricanes will land in the Eastern Conference/Metropolitan Division standings in all of the season previews and predictions about to be released? Where should the Hurricanes be ranked?
3) What is your read on the fan base in terms of having the right balance of optimism and patience?