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Hurricane Tracking 10/28/19: FanPulse Results and the Job Approval Tracking Poll

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With the first part of the season now in the rear view mirror, how do you feel about the state of the Hurricanes?

Jamie Kellner

Welcome to Hurricane Tracking! This is the third installment in our semi-regular series, delayed a few days from where it should have been thanks to intrusions from real life. Better late than never, though.

Two weeks ago, we introduced a new project, SB Nation FanPulse, which will eventually merge with Hurricane Tracking. The first FanPulse questions asked registered users to predict which teams would crash the playoff party, and which of last year’s participants would fall short. We are pleased to announce that the Hurricanes aren’t among the latter group; in fact, they were way down the list. Here are the top five for each:

(The Flyers, eh? That...might be a bit wishful.)

The next FanPulse survey will come out on Wednesday. If you haven’t signed up yet, now is a great time to do so to participate in the new survey. Don’t forget that eventually our tracking polls will be folded into FanPulse and only registered users will be able to participate in the voting, so sign up now and you won’t miss a beat!

Now, onto this edition of Hurricane Tracking. Before we get to the new polls, here is how they looked the last time we took the temperature of the fanbase:

  • Approval ratings: Dundon 99% (up from 97%), Waddell 97% (down from 99%), Brind’Amour 99% (down from 100%)
  • Approve/disapprove Jordan Staal as captain: 93% approve
  • Faulk trade: 85% approve
  • Goaltending confidence: 14% very confident, 83% somewhat, 3% not at all
  • Overall confidence in team: 47% very confident, 52% somewhat, 1% not at all
  • Right/wrong track: 99% right track (down from 100%)

And with that, here are this week’s poll questions:

Poll

Do you approve or disapprove of the job performance of owner Tom Dundon?

This poll is closed

  • 96%
    Approve
    (483 votes)
  • 3%
    Disapprove
    (16 votes)
499 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Do you approve or disapprove of the job performance of general manager Don Waddell?

This poll is closed

  • 99%
    Approve
    (496 votes)
  • 0%
    Disapprove
    (3 votes)
499 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Do you approve or disapprove of the job performance of head coach Rod Brind’Amour?

This poll is closed

  • 98%
    Approve
    (494 votes)
  • 1%
    Disapprove
    (5 votes)
499 votes total Vote Now

Poll

As of right now, where do you think the Hurricanes will finish the regular season?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Metro champions
    (37 votes)
  • 83%
    Top three in the division
    (424 votes)
  • 9%
    Wild card
    (46 votes)
  • 0%
    Out of playoffs
    (2 votes)
509 votes total Vote Now

Poll

What has been the best aspect of the first month of the Hurricanes season?

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    Goal scoring
    (205 votes)
  • 45%
    Defensive play
    (222 votes)
  • 4%
    Goaltending
    (21 votes)
  • 5%
    Power play
    (29 votes)
  • 1%
    Penalty kill
    (6 votes)
  • 2%
    Penalties taken
    (10 votes)
  • 0%
    Penalties drawn
    (0 votes)
493 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which aspect needs the most attention after the first month of the season?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Goal scoring
    (26 votes)
  • 3%
    Defensive play
    (20 votes)
  • 3%
    Goaltending
    (18 votes)
  • 23%
    Power play
    (120 votes)
  • 4%
    Penalty kill
    (24 votes)
  • 57%
    Penalties taken
    (288 votes)
  • 0%
    Penalties drawn
    (5 votes)
501 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who has been the Hurricanes’ MVP through the first month of the season?

This poll is closed

  • 82%
    Dougie Hamilton
    (420 votes)
  • 15%
    Erik Haula
    (78 votes)
  • 1%
    Petr Mrazek
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    Martin Necas
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Other (answer in comments)
    (0 votes)
507 votes total Vote Now

Poll

The Hurricanes play 15 games in November. How many points do you believe they will earn?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    22 or more
    (99 votes)
  • 64%
    18-21
    (323 votes)
  • 13%
    14-17
    (68 votes)
  • 1%
    10-13
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    6-9
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    5 or fewer
    (0 votes)
498 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Do you feel, in general, that the Hurricanes are on the right track or the wrong track?

This poll is closed

  • 99%
    Right track
    (501 votes)
  • 0%
    Wrong track
    (3 votes)
504 votes total Vote Now