Now 11 days past the conclusion of the Carolina Hurricanes 2016-17 season, the clouds of another playoff miss have parted a bit and the sun of a bright future is shining down on Hurricanes hockey land. Last Saturday, the Charlotte Checkers squeaked into the playoffs with an overtime win. We have AHL playoff hockey in Charlotte on Thursday and Friday night! (Read part 1 of Jordan Futrell’s Charlotte Checkers vs. Chicago Wolves playoff series HERE.) At the same time, a number of Hurricanes prospects in Canadian juniors are thriving. (Read Cory Fogg’s update on that HERE.)

Please also excuse us for making another plea for everyone to take a short survey to hep us prepare the 2017-18 season and also consider making a modest financial contribution to help provide a small budget for summer additions.

 

Carolina Hurricanes polls

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

How will you be taking in the Charlotte Checkers home playoff games on Thursday and/or Friday?

  • I will be listening to the radio broadcast available for free on the Checkers website. (34%, 13 Votes)
  • I will just check in when its over. (32%, 12 Votes)
  • I will follow along on Twitter. (21%, 8 Votes)
  • I don't do Checkers hockey, so it doesn't matter to me. (8%, 3 Votes)
  • I will be hooting and hollering inside Bojangles' Coliseum. (5%, 2 Votes)
  • I have the AHL TV package and/or will do 1-time pay per view and watch on TV. (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Other (add in comments) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 38

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Who leads the Checkers in the playoffs? (Select up to 3)

  • Lucas Wallmark (59%, 23 Votes)
  • Tom McCollum (46%, 18 Votes)
  • Phil Di Giuseppe (38%, 15 Votes)
  • Patrick Dwyer (31%, 12 Votes)
  • Haydn Fleury (23%, 9 Votes)
  • Valentin Zykov (18%, 7 Votes)
  • Andrew Miller (13%, 5 Votes)
  • Patrick Brown (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Jake Chelios (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Roland McKeown (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Other (add in comments) (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Andrej Nestrasil (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Trevor Carrick (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 39

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Now through 2 rounds, which Canes prospect(s) in Canadian juniors has impressed you most in the playoffs? (Select up to 2.)

  • Janne Kuokkanen (64%, 25 Votes)
  • Steven Lorentz (31%, 12 Votes)
  • Warren Foegele (23%, 9 Votes)
  • Nicolas Roy (21%, 8 Votes)
  • Spencer Smallman (15%, 6 Votes)
  • Callum Booth (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Julien Gauthier (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Jeremy Helvig (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Noah Carroll (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jake Bean (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 39

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Discussion questions

 

1) What are your observations, favorite moments or other thoughts on the first round of the NHL playoffs so far?

 

2) With my DCoJ post today with offseason predictions, what is your wild guess for the first 1-3 transactions (staff changes, contract signings, trades, etc.) that General Manager Ron Francis makes this offseason?

 

Go Canes! GO CHECKERS!

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