Thursday’s Coffee Shop finds the Hurricanes in the midst of a solid run of hockey. There have been a few frustrating overtime losses in which it felt like the Hurricanes gave away a point, but when the a team hits a streak where the bad outings still earn a point in the standings, things are generally going well.

This week’s Thursday Coffee Shop has polls and discussion on the state of the 2016-17 season and follow ups to Daily Cup of Joe articles on Bill Peters and Elias Lindholm earlier this week.


Carolina Hurricanes polls

Please remember to click ‘vote’ after each individual poll vote.


What is the state of the Carolina Hurricanes 2016-17 season?

  • Shhhhhh...Don't say a word. (55%, 38 Votes)
  • It's over. (29%, 20 Votes)
  • It's not over. (16%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 69

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Elias Lindholm was featured in a Daily Cup of Joe article that discussed this in more detail, but I wanted to put a simple poll out too.

What do you make of Elias Lindholm's strong play of late?

  • I like what he has shown recently, but he needs to do it out of the gate and for a full season before I am convinced. (51%, 35 Votes)
  • He has officially turned the corner and is now on his way to becoming a leader and/or star for the Hurricanes. (34%, 23 Votes)
  • He has turned the corner but his ceiling is still modest as a good top 9 forward but not necessarily a team leader statistically. (12%, 8 Votes)
  • Though this run of strong play has been longer, he is still due to regress again in 2017-18. (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Other (add in comments) (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 68

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I also wrote about Coach Bill Peters this week suggesting that his honeymoon ended in the turmoil around the trade deadline and the Eddie Lack incident.


Given that he inherited a roster in the midst of a gradual rebuilding project, when is it fair to expect results from Coach Bill Peters?

  • Not until the conclusion of the 2017-18. Next year is Peters first real trial, and he should automatically be given the entire season. (43%, 29 Votes)
  • During the 2017-18 season. Francis should begin to evaluate whether Peters is getting the job done during interim points next season. (35%, 24 Votes)
  • Not until at least 2018-19. The team needs to commit to Peters and should only consider deviating from this if something extreme happens. (15%, 10 Votes)
  • Now. He should have been able to do better with the 2016-17 team, and if he does not pull out a late miracle, he should start 2017-18 with a short leash. (6%, 4 Votes)
  • Other (add in comments) (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 68

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Carolina Hurricanes discussion questions


1) How will the Carolina Hurricanes 2016-17 season end?


2) Recognizing that things can change significantly in the last 11 games, who would you rank as first, second and third place for the team’s 2016-17 most valuable player(s)?


3) Understanding that most of us are going on secondhand information/reports from others, with the ‘Midterms’ prospect reports nearly complete (only Nicolas Roy yet to go), which of the 17 Hurricanes prospects below the AHL level jumps out as most exciting and/or seems to have risen up the most during the 2016-17 season?


Go Canes!


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