KF- I agree on your points on Staal. When many fans were questioning his character, wanted to trade him, send him to CLT and all that junk, This transformation for me, is not surprising at all. (Putting down my Eric Staal pom-poms permanently affixed since we drafted him,
) What has been great is it's clear, he has shaken off the who horrid start to the season, embraced this new Coach and whatever Muller said to him at the get go some how has clicked with him. I think #12 did the work to dig himself out of that hole/stopped feeling sorry for himself (and I do think he did
feel sorry for himself, if for a minute) and off he went. You can't be that talented of a player to not do this. It's just confirmed my belief in him mostly.
On this news about the potential scheduling issue in Charlotte for playoffs? As much as I love road trips out to CLT and we've been planning to go out there - we didn't schedule anything of substance after the NHL season ends; it would be fabulous to have some Checkers playoff games here. Would be very awesome.
Originally Posted by Caveman
That would definitely be cool, though I'd feel for the Charlotte fans
Why? Most of these games are on weekends, and they can come this way. Just like a good number of Canes fans go out there/went out there all season and last playoffs. Yes, an inconvenience, but it's not like they'd have to travel out of state.