Considering how hungry traditional hockey markets like Toronto are for success, it’s time for the Caniacs to pause and reflect on how lucky they are for franchise triumphs.
The Carolina Hurricanes won another game seven on Saturday, their sixth undefeated in such games since moving to Pine Country. Let’s put it another way. The Rods have won 14 playoffs since 2002 and almost half have been delivered via ultimate euphoria. We should take this moment to pause and reflect on how lucky we are to have the rods. They really spoiled the hockey fans in the triangle. Yeah but what about the 10 years that didn’t make the playoffs Joe? Not 10 whole years. This is torture. How did you survive? Perhaps the memories of the 2002 cup race capture hot the night. Or maybe it was the carryover from the cup win in 06. If you don’t think that’s significant. Try to be a Toronto fan. Hours after the Canes defeated Boston on Saturday night, the Maple Leafs were eliminated at home in Game 7 by the Tampa Bay Lightning. The cupless leaf furrow has now reached 55 years. If you think it’s hard to be a North Carolina State fan, try being a Toronto fan, the Leafs in the hockey capital of the world haven’t even played for the cup since that they won it in 1967. So even if the canes waver to appreciate what they’ve already delivered and understand it could be worse. Much worse. You could root for toronto or any buffalo protein. It’s your go-to Joe’s shot. Don’t throw it away