Ahhh… Presidents’ Day. The time when a young blogger’s fancy turns to thoughts of Devils v. Canes. So how helpful of the schedulemaker to give us the Devils/Canes pairing our hearts are so set upon! Last time these teams met it was a bloodbath, with the Devils romping all over the Hurricanes, but a lot of things have changed since then. For starters, the Canes have shipped a few players out of town since then. More importantly, though, we were at the Rock that night. Will the Devils look so good without us in the crowd? Stay tuned to find out, Gentle Reader.
Before the drop of the puck we realize we will not be able to identify any of the Hurricanes today by name. On top of the trade of Stillman and IPB’s Official Favorite Cane, Mikey C, there’s the season-ending injury to Brind’Amour, and Erik Cole and Ray “Kazoo” Whitney are also out. So what we’re trying to say is that unless Hooters is the only Carolina player doing anything, this is going to be a game diary full of “Caney McCane”.
19:45 The normal script for Carolina/New Jersey games for us is that the game is a matinee, we’re in attendance, and the Devils lose by no fewer than 6 goals. That didn’t happen in the last game, probably because it wasn’t a matinee. We are predicting in a make-up game by the Hockey Gods, that this will end 800-0 Canes.