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Hurricane Tracking 11/13/19: FanPulse Results and the Job Approval Tracking Poll

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It’s time to gauge fan opinion yet again. How much has the recent cold spell affected your opinion of the Hurricanes?

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The Carolina Hurricanes have finally snapped a four-game losing streak. What could that portend for our biweekly tracking poll?

First up, the FanPulse question from two Wednesdays ago asked if fans thought specific NHL teams were contenders or pretenders. It seems the Canes’ losing streak hasn’t dimmed the team’s prospects with fans around the league, because of the six teams surveyed, only one had a majority of fans believing that their hot start was legit:

We also asked which team has been the biggest disappointment so far this season. Unsurprisingly, the Sharks lead the way, although it’s a pretty tight race with four of the six teams surveyed at or above 20% in the balloting.

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!

Also, note that for this week only, we will have a one-week poll to align with the SBN FanPulse reporting. Our next edition of Hurricane Tracking will be out next Wednesday for that reason, and following that we’ll get back onto an every-other-week rotation.

Here are how things have looked across the first three polls for the three main decision-makers atop the Hurricanes hierarchy:

Also from the last series of polls:

  • Where will the Hurricanes finish: 83% top three, 7% Metro champs, 9% wild card, 0% out of playoffs
  • Best aspect of the first month: 45% defensive play, 42% goal scoring, 6% power play, 4% goaltending, 2% penalties taken, 1% penalty kill, 0% penalties drawn
  • Needs most attention: 57% penalties taken, 24% power play, 5% each goal scoring and penalty kill, 4% each defensive play and goaltending, 1% penalties drawn
  • First month MVP: 83% Dougie Hamilton, 15% Erik Haula, 2% Petr Mrazek
  • Points in November prediction: 65% 18-21, 20% 22 or more, 14% 14-17, 2% 10-13
  • Right/wrong track: 99% right track

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

Poll

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

This poll is closed

  • 96%
    Approve
    (281 votes)
  • 3%
    Disapprove
    (11 votes)
292 votes total Vote Now

Poll

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

This poll is closed

  • 95%
    Approve
    (277 votes)
  • 4%
    Disapprove
    (13 votes)
290 votes total Vote Now

Poll

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

This poll is closed

  • 96%
    Approve
    (280 votes)
  • 3%
    Disapprove
    (10 votes)
290 votes total Vote Now

Poll

As of right now, do you think the Hurricanes will make the playoffs this season?

This poll is closed

  • 88%
    Yes
    (259 votes)
  • 11%
    No
    (35 votes)
294 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who do you think has been the Hurricanes’ most indispensable player so far this season?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Erik Haula
    (37 votes)
  • 42%
    Dougie Hamilton
    (125 votes)
  • 7%
    Petr Mrazek
    (23 votes)
  • 2%
    Sebastian Aho
    (8 votes)
  • 28%
    Andrei Svechnikov
    (85 votes)
  • 3%
    Teuvo Teravainen
    (11 votes)
  • 1%
    Other (answer in comments)
    (5 votes)
294 votes total Vote Now

Poll

How should the Hurricanes handle the Haydn Fleury situation?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Keep seven defensemen on the roster
    (39 votes)
  • 1%
    Put Fleury on waivers to attempt to send him to Charlotte
    (4 votes)
  • 20%
    Attempt to trade Fleury
    (59 votes)
  • 65%
    Attempt to trade another player to open a spot for Fleury
    (193 votes)
295 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Was the Hurricanes’ recent dip in form a reversion to normal or an anomaly?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    Reversion to normal
    (69 votes)
  • 76%
    Anomaly
    (227 votes)
296 votes total Vote Now

Poll

In general, do you feel the Hurricanes are on the right track or the wrong track?

This poll is closed

  • 93%
    Right track
    (278 votes)
  • 6%
    Wrong track
    (19 votes)
297 votes total Vote Now