Canes Pulse and Heartbeat: What are the 5 biggest topics that Caniacs care about today?
1) Getting off to a good start in 2011-2012, unlike 2010-2011? Reason: The annual State Fair road trip.
2) Who is going to fill Erik Cole's shoes? Reason: Cole bolted for greener pastures in Montreal
3) Will Skinner have a better season or is he a rookie 1 season wonder? Reason: Calder trophy, All Star winner has set expectations high
4) Can the Canes move up past 9th place into the playoffs in 2012? Reason: too many seasons, the Canes miss the playoffs by 1 spot
5) Can Brindamour succeed behind the bench? Reason: the Canes dismal PP and Faceoff unit struggling all year. Could better performance in these 2 areas have lifted them into 8th place?