Found April 10, 2013 on Madtown Badgers:
Chalk this one up in the surprise category as sophomore center Brendan Woods is forgoing the rest of his collegiate eligiblity to sign his contract with the Carolina Hurricanes. Just how surprising? Well, let's just say head coach Mike Eaves is less than pleased with the decision.  Eaves told the Wisconsin State Journal's Andy Baggot the following:  "I don't agree with the decision for many reasons,'' Eaves told Woods, "but if this is a decision that it feels right in your gut and your heart, then you have to go with that.'' Woods ended the 2012-13 season with 12 points on 5 goals and 7 assists - topping his freshman total of 10 points. He did the best of his work down the final 16 game stretch of the season, recording 9 of the 12 points in that timeframe.  Overall, the Badgers have lost an underclassman to the NHL for the eight consecutive season and clearly this is becoming something that is bothersome to coach Eaves.  ...

Carolina Hurricanes welcome Alexander Semin's return

Washington Capitals fans must chuckle at the concept: The free-falling Carolina Hurricanes are eager to get Alexander Semin back in the lineup.Semin missed the last two games with an upper body injury. Coach Kirk Muller hopes his return sparks some offense for a team reeling from 12 losses in its last 13 games, including the last five in a row. As a Capital, Semin earned a reputation...

Carolina's PDO Nightmare Revisted

A few days ago, I wrote on the subject of PDO and how it has gone downhill for the Hurricanes over these last few weeks. It basically showed that the Hurricanes have been going through a stretch of awful luck lately and that the team is better than what they have showed during this losing streak. In a full season, PDO regresses toward the mean of 1.000 for most teams, but this is...

Game 39 by the Numbers: Penguins at Hurricanes

Since this is a little delayed, I figured that I should try out a new experiment with my statistical recaps instead of just going over the scoring chances. I usually track those every game and present them here to show who had the edge in the territorial battle, but that's only one part of what I've been tracking all season. One goal that hockey statisticians have aimed to...

Game 38 By the Numbers: Hurricanes at Bruins

Once again, the Canes were facing a team that did not bring their best game but were on the receiving end of another blowout loss because they could get a timely save from either of their goalies or buy a goal at the other end. This is the same thing that has happened to them over the last four weeks or so and the whole process is getting tiring because the outcome of most of their...

get off my lawn

We know it's Staals tonight but we won't be drinking. We have more than enough to deal with. Look at this sad sadness: We could drown our sorrows in vodka but we also might die.  Homemade french dip will probably alleviate the sorrow. MOST DOOMSAYINGEveryone hates the Canes and think they are awful, apparently.  Canes got an early PP after Engo fought some asshole...

What Alex Semin Is Thinking

Alex Semin and the Carolina Hurricanes came back to Verizon Center on Thursday to play the Capitals. Here is what we was thinking during warm-ups.

Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 40 - Carolina Hurricanes

Pittsburgh Penguins (29-10-0) @ Carolina Hurricanes (16-20-2) ROOT, FS-CR - 7:00 pm/et PNC Arena - Raleigh, NC Staal. Staal. Sutter. Also, Jokinen returns to Carolina against his old team. Season Series: 0-1-0 Last meeting that counted: February 28, 2013. Penguins lost 4-1. What we said in our recap: The Penguins aren't a bad...

Divide & Conquer: Pens Take Atlantic Division.

With tonight’s passionate W over Carolina Hurricanes, the Pittsburgh Penguins have taken the Atlantic Division. I have been drinking Dr. Morgans (for those of you who don’t know, thats Dr. Pepper and spiced rum {specifically Captain Morgans,but doesn’t need to be,}) since about 5:30. So, needless to say, I’m feeling really damn good. However, aside…
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