On last night’s game thread, I made the comment that “Staal is pretty worthless right now.” That was obviously a negative exaggeration on my part and for that I apologize. I have just been very frustrated in the way my favorite player has performed so far this year. I don’t believe Eric has played up to Eric Staal’s level and I voiced my frustration. I knew I would receive some comments that didn’t agree with me and that is fine, but one really got to me. The person said they are tired of the negative comments and implied I was trolling. I was not trying to stir things up, I was expressing an observation that I felt was true. I’m sorry, but I generally just call it how I see it. There are a lot of crazy comments, some completely off-topic, that are posted and I believe everyone has the right to post them as long as they are not taking personal shots at another poster. I thought this was a place to discuss Carolina Hurricanes hockey; both the positives and negatives. I don’t have a problem with people disagreeing with me; me and C-Leaguer go back and forth all the time and I enjoy it. I just don’t understand why you can’t say anything negative about the team. I know some would respond to that by saying; it’s the reiterating of negative things that drives them crazy. But if people perceive something that is wrong and not corrected, are you just suppose to accept it? I just feel this is a forum to discuss the team’s strengths, weaknesses, and what we would like to see; maybe I’m wrong. Maybe this is a place to just show support for the team; but even the Canes Country Editors post debatable topics.
Sorry, maybe I am completely off-base here. I will try to limit the negative comments I make, but I will still try to call things as they appear to me. Be that both positive and negative. If this doesn’t work for the majority of my fellow poster, just let me know. I will gladly stop making comments.