If you have not bumped into it elsewhere yet today, please check out Canes and Coffee’s effort to raise “coffee funds” to cover monthly expenses (boring) and also hopefully build a small budget for fun additions this summer (more exciting) in preparation for the 2017-18 season.
If you plan to help but are thinking “I’ll do it later,” please do it now. This fundraising thing is uncomfortable, so despite having more money for coffee, Canes and Coffee will sleep much better once the needle starts to move upward a bit.
I recognize (from being there awhile back) that there is a much bigger stage to be had, but it is still a glorious time to be a Hurricanes’ fan. In the name of appreciating what you have, we have a huge hockey game at PNC Arena on March 30. That is the latest that we have seen such a game in a long time and significantly better than anyone could have reasonably anticipated only a few weeks back.
Today’s Thursday Coffee Shop polls have a mix of considering the state of the 2016-17 season with a couple doses of the expansion draft for those are more future-inclined.
Carolina Hurricanes polls
Please remember to click ‘vote’ for each individual poll response.
Today’s Daily Cup of Joe looked at the expansion draft. Below are a couple polls on the same topic.
Carolina Hurricanes discussion questions
1) What are your thoughts on the Hurricanes remaining schedule? Which game(s) scare you the most?
2) Ward played well for an extended stretch earlier in the season. Lack has played very well of late, albeit for a fairly short run. What impact, if any, should this have on Francis’ goalie plans for 2017-18? Does it make sense to ride this duo forward into next season? Or is relying too much on short bursts of goodness fool’s gold that should be ignored?
3) What do you think Francis should do in terms of protecting players? Which goalie should be exposed? What do you think of the situation that sees all but 30 protected goalies theoretically available in a draft and trade deal with Las Vegas? Might Francis leverage this odd market situation to add another goalie?