Can somebody please...
...tell me where the negativity is?
I don't see anything negative in this article at all--unless of course you consider the facts to be "negative" like it seems half the Caniac Nation (est. 1997) does.
The Crapitals played like crap last night, people! If the 'Canes hadn't blown them out like they did, then something WOULD have been wrong! But no, you have the less-intelligent citizens of the Caniac Nation (est. 1997) pissing and whining and crying about this morning's article in the N&O.
"Boo hoo hoo, Luke DeCock hates the 'Canes! Boo hoo hoo, Luke bashes the team! Boo hoo hoo, Luke snarked at me once!"
Grow up, people.
Luke DeCock does NOT hate the 'Canes, he does NOT bash the team unfairly (unless you consider reporting the facts to be bashing), and if he snarks at you SNARK BACK AT HIM! He's a big boy, he can take it!
Let me give you an example of some gems from some of the genii in our fanbase:
Well as usual the N&O still found little positive to report about a 6-0 blowout, 12,500 attendance for an exibition game, and a win in our first look at the new shootout. Oh yeah, and a shutout from our goalie of the future in his first NHL outing.
Instead they chose to point out that there was a 30minute wait to buy tickets and that the Crapitals are terrible and only had only 5 NHL veterans. I especially enjoyed this quote. " If the Hurricanes had not won by this much something would have been wrong." I don't know about anyone else but I rarely expect a 6-0 blowout from any hockey game regardless of who is playing.
And another idiot said the following:
I like to think that DeCock has been told by the fools running the N&O to keep things as negative as possible. They really suck! Here we had a GREAT crowd for a pre season game (record attendance), the game was much fun and they run a picture of the the one part of the arena that had the fewest seats full. I mean, the top was full AND flat out rocking. The people at the N&O were hoping that no one would show up and that the team would "suffer" ........ oohhh the EVIL rich players and owners. That's the way these people think. What this crowd said to me was that while the work stopage was a pain, we are happy with how things worked out and we are excited about OUR team and getting the season started. Raleigh deserves a hockey team the Raleigh News and Observer does not deserve the right to cover the team from a hometown perspective. Personally, I don't believe this clownboat thinks at all. But that's just me.
You see what I have to deal with, here. Love the team to pieces, hate some of the "fans"--I think that all the people that piss and whine about Luke DeCock and his reporting being "negative" all the time should just piss of and go become Bruins or Leafs fans. Then they can get nothing but sunshine and happiness courtesy of the Boston Globe and the Toronto mediots. What's next--people are going to piss and whine if Laviolette expresses his displeasure with how our power play is going?
(and for the record, our power play is still pretty brutal--4 for 14? Better than under Chairman Mo, but still brutal.)