‘The defensive corps, which was considered a strong point going into this season, is suddenly looking like this teams’ biggest weakness. After hearing from the front office about how much of a luxury it would be to have eight quality defensemen, which would supposedly keep guys on their toes, one has to wonder about that claim now.’
Archives for November 21, 2003
'The Hurricanes were the NHL's worst team last season. They have been flirting with .500 this season, but after Thursday night's 6-1 loss in Ottawa they remain one of only two Eastern Conference teams without at least two road victories.'
'"The way Jay played in the Ottawa game was a big plus for our hockey club, and I think he understood that, too," Ruff said. "Jay and I talked about it the next day and he was pretty happy with the way he played, and I was happy with the way he played. He was a big reason why we won that game, how well he played defensively and as physical as he was."'
'C Daniel Briere has four goals and two assists in his past seven games.'
'The Canes have had moderate success in Buffalo, winning at least one of the games there in four of the past five seasons.'