Tag Archives: Carolina Hurricanes

League Standings: Who’s In

25 Mar

So as of now, there are 5 teams that are officially in the 2011-2012 Playoffs. Those teams include the New York Rangers (101 points), the St. Louis Blues (101 points), Vancouver Canucks (99 points), the Pittsburgh Penguins (98 points) and the Philadelphia Flyers (96 points). Unfortunately, this bunch doesn’t include the Chicago Blackhawks who have 92 points.

I have to say, I’m disappointed. Not in the fact that these teams have made. I mean, I wouldn’t have believed someone last season if they told me St. Louis was going to make it into the playoffs thsi year, let alone be tied for first with points in the league! Who would’ve guessed?! Definitely not me. I’m disappointed in the fact that my favorite teams aren’t close to being into the Playoffs.

The Carolina Hurricanes have 6 games left. 6. Not 7 or 8 or 9. 6. We have to be on our GAME. That means no losses because Washington, Buffalo, Tampa Bay and Winnipeg are in our way! We’re 9 points from a playoff spot. Hopefully the odds will be ever in our favor. (Ah, yes, I do enjoy my Hunger Games references every now and then.)

Skinner and Pitkanen out with concussions

14 Dec

The Carolina  Hurricanes are down two of their best players plus Brian Boucher being injured recently. As a Canes fan, I’m devastated and I hope for an incredibly speedy recovery and that they are better soon. With that being said, as a Canes fan, I don’t know how the Canes are going to play without them. They obviously haven’t been doing very well and this is yet another obstacle they have to overcome this year. I really hate the fact that Skinner is gone. He’s one of the best on the team!

I don’t want Skins to be another Crosby. I don’t want him out for almost a year. This is horrible news because he’s such a young, talented player and knowing he’ll be out for a long time doesn’t make me happy at all. The Canes not only lost him but Pitkanen as well! Pitkanen, known as ‘Pancake’ in Kristonian, is a promising defenceman who has helped the Canes over the past couple years. I’m not the hugest Pitkanen fan but I know he’s a good member of the team and it’s such a sad loss that he’s gone for now. Not only are these two amazing players gone but also the Hurricanes new goalie, Brian Boucher. Brian Boucher hasn’t won every game he’s played with Carolina but he’s doing much better than people expected. He’s a fantastic new member of the team and the fact that he’s injured early this season sucks!

The fact that these guys are gone is horrible and I, and the rest of the Caniac nation, will miss them very much. I know I am praying for a fast recovery and wish that the Hurricanes do well.

Now if only this could make up for this loss...

Carolina Finally Wins; Kristin Fuming, Part 1

13 Nov

After a 4 game drought, the Carolina Hurricanes finally won a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins!

Now that I’ve congratulated them on their win, lets go on to…

Kristin Fuming, Part 1:
I’m so sick of seeing them lose and lose and lose. The problem? Well I think, pshh-excuse me, I KNOW it’s Mr. Paul Maurice. The Carolina Hurricanes coach of too many seasons. The record with him? 376 wins, 378 losses. Did you notice what I noticed? More losses than wins! The Hurricanes will always be my favorite team but seeing them play like they don’t know what hockey is, disappoints the crap out of me! I know if they got a better coach, they would do a lot better! If only.

Back To Carolina

21 Oct

I’ve been unable to update due to school and pressure but I plan to update whenever I can! Now back to the games…

I’m currently watching the Carolina Hurricanes play at St. Louis against the Blues. It’s been a pretty good game. There’s only 7 minutes left and they’re tied 2-2. The Canes have been doing okay this year: they’ve won three and lost three. Although the Canes are missing a very important player (who recently moved to the Montreal Canadiens…hint, hint), I believe almost every player has improved over the summer. The players have matured and are seeing the Playoffs in the future.

But hey, that’s too far away to worry about now, anyway. Now for the Washington Capitals. They’ve been doing amazing; they’ve won all 6 games they’ve played. Alex Ovechkin is having a slow start but got two goals yesterday in the game vs. the Philadelphia Flyers. Alex Semin has proved himself in this start of the season. He’s gotten two goals and three assists already and I’m ever so proud. Popular players like Nicklas Backstrom, Brooks Laich, Mike Knuble and Mike Green have also had good starts to the early season.

So far this start of the season has been good and I’ve been enjoying it. So far.

Hockey season is back!

9 Oct

I know I’m a few days late but still! Hockey is back! I can actually sit down and watch a game on my TV. This is fantastic news.

Well I watched the Carolina Hurricanes first official game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday and I was so disappointed.They played so well until our defense decided to shut down. The game ended 5-1, how horrible. They brought themselves back yesterday when they battled against the Washington Capitals. They actually made it into overtime until Mike Green scored the game winning goal. Yesterdays game was so awesome! First, Jeff Skinner scored the first goal of the season for Carolina on Friday and then Sasha scored the first goal of the season for Washington yesterday!

Oh, life is good.

 

It has been 164 days…

19 Sep

Since I’ve been able to watch Carolina Hurricanes hockey. I have to say, I’ve been deprived. I’ve watched replays of the 2011 All Star Game more than most people and I’ve re-watched the 2011 Playoffs. I have waited patiently all summer to finally be able to see my boys in action and I’m proud to say, I can now. Well… kind of, the preseason won’t be aired on TV, so I’ll have to make due with listening to it on the radio.

Max Talbot to Philadelphia Flyers, Erik Cole to Habs

2 Jul

I feel as though somebody has shot me straight through the heart and I’m bleeding all over my very nice bedroom carpet. It’s a strange feeling, I say. It’s hard to process something like this.

Max Talbot is going to the Philadelphia Flyers. My least, I repeat, least favorite team in the NHL.  I don’t know how I’ll react, to be honest, when I see Maxxy in an orange jersey for the first time. Orange is not his best color and I’m not excited to see him in it at all next season. He’ll never be a Flyer to me; he’ll always be a Penguin. Always. Erik Cole is going to the Montreal Canadiens, whom I could care less about. Honestly, I just don’t care about them but I do care about Cole. And he’s gone now. He was most definitely one of my favorite Hurricanes and this is just a huge loss. I was super duper  happy to learn about Jussi Jokinen and Chad LaRose coming back next season but I’m so disappointed now. Erik helped the Hurricanes win the cup. Erik was a role model for some of the rookies on the Hurricanes. He was a great player and I’ll miss him so much. But I wish the best of luck to both of them (and I’ll secretly be rooting for them).

I’ll miss both of them. 

30 Day Hockey Challenge; Day 5

28 May

Day 5: Picture of your all-time favorite forward(s)?

 

Jeff Skinner and Alex Semin are my favorite forwards. Besides the fact that Jeff Skinner’s the youngest hockey player in the NHL right now, he’s incredibly talented and I can’t wait to see him next season with the Carolina Hurricanes! Although the future for Alex Semin is uncertain with the Washington Capitals, I think he’s the most talented on the team. He may seem inconsistent and bad at fighting but he’s got a lot to play for and when the Capitals need him most, Alex is always there.

San Jose Sharkies lost… again.

22 May

Ignore my advice earlier. No pictures of hockey players, no matter how adorable and funny they are, can make me feel better. Well maybe an Alex Semin picture will do the job with some well deserved vegetable fried rice and some peanut butter chips after. Maybe. But probably not.

And I digress.

I’m tired of losses. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. I can’t stand them. As of right now, minutes after the ridiculous loss, I’m beginning to think I am really plagued with bad luck. First the Carolina Hurricanes, then the Chicago Blackhawks, then the Pittsburgh Penguins and then the Washington Capitals. And now the San Jose Sharks.

Why am I bad luck to my favorite teams? Why?!

O, the mysteries of life.

Nope, not even that.

30 Day Hockey Challenge; Day 2

21 May

Day 2: Who is your favorite NHL team?

 

I’m absolutely in love with the Carolina Hurricanes and I don’t think that’s going to change anytime soon. You might be asking: “Why do you like the Carolina Hurricanes, Kristin?” Pretty simple: they’re just the best team in the league. Yeah, yeah, yeah, they didn’t make it into the Playoffs this year but they’ve got the best hockey players, some of the most respectful fans (from what I’ve seen) and they seem to actually care about the fans. That’s obviously a biased statement but still– I’m a Hurricanes fan and I’ve been one since I was a little, little girl. I know I didn’t really actually watch hockey when I was very young but I did go to some games and I loved the atmosphere.
You might be thinking:“Kristin, we all know you love Jeff Skinner. Quit the crappy act.” My comment to that is very simple: I didn’t start re-watching hockey until half way through this season. So when my sister Kelsey said “Kristin, you’ll probably like Jeff Skinner”, my first thought was“that sounds like an old man.”
And I digress.
I love the Carolina Hurricanes. Plain and simple. They’re the best team in the league and I love them ever so much.