With a light 2-game week followed by 5 off days for the NHL-mandated bye week, here is hoping we can find enough topics to bandy around in the Coffee Shop over the next week.

Monday’s Coffee Shop post saw readers smartly predict an Eddie Lack start on Tuesday in a poll and identify Victor Rask as the player who most needs to find a higher gear down the stretch to boost the Hurricanes above the playoff cut line. For another post with potential for debate, check out Andrew Schnittker’s article that projected the Hurricanes’ 2019-20 lineup.



Remember to click ‘vote’ after each individual poll response.

What is the impact of the loss to the Washington Capitals on the Hurricanes' playoff hopes?

  • Modest impact. The 0 points is tough, but a win Saturday in Dallas nets a 'good enough' week. (47%, 27 Votes)
  • Almost nothing. This game was a write off. (32%, 18 Votes)
  • Big impact. The Canes need every point they can get so 0 does not cut it regardless of circumstances. (18%, 10 Votes)
  • Other (add in comments). (4%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 57

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What are your thoughts on Eddie Lack coming out of Tuesday's loss?

  • Hard to even get a read on Lack given the tough assignment. Ask me after his next start. (45%, 25 Votes)
  • For better or worse, Lack is the #2 for 2016-17, and the only lever Peters has to pull is how hard he tries to ride Ward. (20%, 11 Votes)
  • Tuesday was the data point Francis needed to start shopping for another option for a backup goalie. (18%, 10 Votes)
  • His tough outing was to be expected given the opponent and the long lay off. Peters needs to come right back to him soon. (14%, 8 Votes)
  • Other (add in comments). (4%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 56

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Which Hurricanes player catches fire first?

  • Jeff Skinner (57%, 29 Votes)
  • Victor Rask (16%, 8 Votes)
  • Teuvo Teravainen (14%, 7 Votes)
  • Lee Stempniak (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Brock McGinn (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Other (add in comments). (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Derek Ryan (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 51

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If we took Canes and Coffee on the road (like to an actual coffee shop), would you show up to bandy around Canes hockey in person?

  • Would try to, but it depends a bunch on location and my schedule. (42%, 20 Votes)
  • No. I am not local to Raleigh. (33%, 16 Votes)
  • No. I'm good remaining in the digital domain. (15%, 7 Votes)
  • Yes, definitely. Count me in. (10%, 5 Votes)
  • No. (Other - Add in comments.) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 48

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Carolina Hurricanes discussion


1) What do you make of the disparity between the Hurricanes home (17-6-1) and road (7-15-6) records that are almost reversed? Is it a matter of Bill Peters being able to work miracles with match ups at home to make the team look better than it is? Is it simply home cooking and confidence in friendly confines? Or…?


2) To what degree is the Hurricanes current challenge in net at least in terms of finding a viable backup of Peters’ and Francis’ own doing? To what degree is it just bad luck with injuries and maybe a bit of just doing what they had to?


3) Give me 1 (or more if you wish) idea for a promotion or marketing angle to add to the current way the team promotes itself and sells tickets.


Also check out Thursday’s Daily Cup of Joe that looks at room for improvement on the Hurricanes’ young blue line.


Go Canes!

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