glad he gets to go home!!! good luck in columbus goose!
Well we got Marty... I want Brock but I'm nervous
I want Marty to fight TDA again
Marty apparently seemed like he wasn’t gonna extend so he better be signing because he’s gonna protect the rest of the locker room from TDA or I s2g
Seeing people be like “well im a victim of sexual assault and I don’t think this player meant harm” is truly the weaponization of identity politics like besides that sexual assault victims are not a coherent social class imo having that experience does not automatically make you unquestionable like yes it can help inform your opinions and the experience should be considered but there’s like top qanon influencers who use the fact that they were victims of sexual abuse to push anti Semitic conspiracy theories and save the children shit and they’re not automatically valid because they experienced sexual assault like. At some point critical thinking has to come in
TWO CREES IN THE DRAFT THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!!!!!
Congrats to Connor Roulette (Ojibwe & Cree)!!! drafted at 111 by Dallas!!!
3 Cree kids, apparently — congrats to Josh Pillar (from Montreal Lake Cree Nation) on being drafted by the Minnesota Wild!!
would also like to congratulate Max McCue (Abenaki from Odanak First Nation) and Gannon Laroque (Métis) on being drafted by the San Jose Sharks!!
okay so, let’s talk about the carolina hurricanes
- traded jake bean to the columbus blue jackets for a second round pick
- traded alex nedeljkovic to the detroit red wings for another goalie that apparently had signed??? with another team
- lost morgan geekie to the seattle kraken
- are linked to d*angelo/v*rtanen
- lost petr mrazek to the toronto maple leafs
- might lose dougie hamilton
- traded warren foegele to the edmonton oilers for ethan bear
- re-signed jordan martinook (3X$1.8M AAV)
Will almost definitely lose dougie 😅 and Marty party and even potentially Brock I’m hearing?
canes front office have no ounce of loyalty in them and whats the fucking point of having rod, jordan staal, and justin williams if you dont give actual loyalty to the players who brought you such success but go for an actual white supremacist
FOEGS TO EDMONTON FOR ETHAN BEAR?????
The way I would’ve been excited for bear to be here except we’re literally signing someone who we KNOW will choose to be horrible to him as a native??? What the fuck???????
tilthat :TIL Elvis once handed Alice Cooper one of his guns and asked him to point it at him to show off his karate skills. Cooper later said that he genuinely wanted to pull the trigger to do something legendary with his life, but Elvis knocked the gun out of his hand and pinned him before he could fire.
crouching tiger, hidden Elvis
i can’t stop reading this
Of course we should have known the Canes were just as shitty as other teams. But we, as fans, are also entitled to feeling betrayed and hurt because we supported that team.
Like, I’m sure I’ve told this story before, but I always watched hockey with my dad since I was a kid. It was the only time of the day, or the night rather, when everyone else was asleep and we were allowed to just be together, no words apart from the hockey talk, just being close to each other like we both liked. For years hockey nights were my favorite time of the day. My dad cheered for the Canes and so did I. Watching the Canes win the cup was such a surreal experience. Watching them suck for 9 years straight hurt but we stuck by them.
When I moved out, I had no tv but I watched hockey on my computer, and then I’d talk about the game with my dad the following day. It was our thing.
And then summer 2018 came and my dad died. And then I had a stroke in september.
I thought that was it. That was how it ended for me.
And then October came and the season started and I was able to listen to the games on the radio in my hospital bed. I didn’t miss any Canes game that season. And as they were getting closer to clinching a playoff spot, I was getting closer to being myself again. Every day was a battle, and then the night would come and whenever there was a Canes game on, I’d listen to it and feel like I wasn’t alone.
In my head, I’d make deals with myself that if the Canes won the next game, I’d sit up the following morning, I’d stand up, I’d walk… I begged every god willing to listen for the Canes to get into the playoffs because then I’d be healthy again. I’d be myself.
I’ve said it before, but there was this game in late March that season, when the Canes played the Caps and Foegele got this beautiful goal. The call for that was so fantastic, I got so excited, I threw both of my hands up and accidentally hit the alarm button above my bed that calls the nurses if there’s something wrong and half the shift came running into my room. They were so mad at me, they almost took my radio away. But it was also the first time I was able to fully move both of my arms, so they let it slide.
And the Canes made the playoffs, and I’m me again.
So I’m sorry, if I’m naive enough to believe in an organization. Sorry, if I’m feeling betrayed.
No need to remind me I should’ve known better.
to my friends and mutuals and quite literally anyone who is a survivor of SA, please know i love you. you are loved and i am always here and i will forever listen to you. and i hate that the perpetrators get talked about so much, without your voice being heard, because they don’t deserve a second of attention.
Do you know how many times you distracted me when I was hurt or lonely? Do you know how many times a line or a scene from fanfic marked me so much that I remembered years later, even though I can’t recall my own phone number?
Even if the fic isn’t perfect or popular or multi-chaptered… Sometimes there’s just one sentence that changed me.
You, miles and miles away, changed me.
Canes, and Dundon in particular, talk a lot about culture over strategy. But after letting big personality guys like Martinook & Hamilton go, and signing a white supremacist who has fought and abused his teammates in the past, that raises a load of fucking questions about what that culture is and how it operates.
Don’t know why this needs to be said but apparently it does.
DO NOT go over to any canes fans blogs and hate on them for a signing they have no control over. They are in their own state of shock and are disappointed in their team. They don’t need you to make it worse
Seriously why are people doing that? It’s not their fault that the team’s management is morally bankrupt—we should be supporting Canes fans during this extremely difficult time. And bullying is NEVER okay.
It is extremely inspiring to see women like Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles, women currently at the top of their games, take a step back during career defining moments that can give them olympic medals or grand slam titles, for mental health reasons.
These women didn’t get to the top without hours and hours of practice and endless rigorous training. No one can accuse them of not having done enough or worked enough, no one can say ’you’re not pushing hard enough’ or ’maybe you should try harder’. Because they did. They do.
It goes to show that even pushing yourself can only take you so far and if your mental health is taking a hit because of it, then you deserve to rest.
Everyone deserves mental health breaks when they’re struggling to cope.
So to anyone who feels like they’re not doing enough and thinks they should do more, should sacrifice their mental health for a prior obligation… remember, that its okay. You can still be at your best.
A time out. A self care day. Whatever it is that you need to do to cope, you’re allowed to have. It doesn’t make you a failure. It doesn’t make you lesser.
We all deserve to take care of ourselves.
what an absolute self sabotage of an offseason for the canes. trading away your goalie of the future for rights to a goalie who then doesn’t want to sign with you. refusing to pay your other two goalies who were competent and now having no goalies. letting your top offensive dman walk for free and replacing him with an openly racist locker room cancer who’s not even particularly good at hockey and alienating a huge chunk of your fanbase. every step of this offseason has been a giant step back from the years before and they deserve to finish dead last in the league with no fans in the arena