Some ‘Canes fans (myself included) have been very frustrated given recent events; it began with the 2010-2011 cap max and steam-rolled straight through the draft. While the prior warrants frustration, the latter should not be a product thereof, and I think that in some cases, it has been.
Regardless, while we can criticize the ‘Canes right now for their “cap control,” we cannot criticize them for their draft picks (as long as the selection wasn’t timely unreasonable), at least not for a few years; and if they are right, those that would like to criticize today would surely keep their “keyboards” shut tomorrow.
I guess what it really comes down to is - hope.
I hope that this cap restriction only lasts for a year; I hope that this team can be great; I hope that this team is great; I hope that the ‘Canes someday win another cup.
As much as this team has provided for us over the past decade, I guess we can at least buy a little “hope” from them right now – in more ways than not, they deserve it. Whether that “hope” continues past this year is another matter, but for right now, I hope it all works out.