Probably not surprisingly, readers leaned pessimistic on the team’s playoff hopes after two consecutive losses heading into the bye week.
We also wrapped up our mid-season reviews with short evaluations and reader polls that graded the goalies, management and coaching staff.
Today’s Coffee Shop continues where we left off on Monday doing a deeper dive on the team’s playoff chances and what it takes for the team to push over the hump and into the post-season. On a related note, today’s Daily Cup of Joe offers a snow-induced attempt to make a case for adding a high-end player leading up to the trade deadline not out of playoff desperation but because it makes sense in the bigger picture.
Carolina Hurricanes polls
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1) If you were Ron Francis, what would you be doing (or trying to do) heading into the second half of the season?
2) The playoffs…Are they possible? What does it take?
3) Depending on time frames for Brett Pesce and Sebastian Aho’s injuries, would this impact your urgency to make a trade?