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Hurricane Tracking 11/20/19: FanPulse Results and the Job Approval Tracking Poll

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Last week’s poll came at a low point - yet it seems to not have affected the popularity of Canes management among fans.

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When last we checked in on the Carolina Hurricanes, the team had just snapped a four-game losing streak. That led us to wonder if the Hurricane Tracking poll would show a dip in confidence on the heels of that poor run of form, and specifically if the prevailing opinion was that the Hurricanes were finding their level or that the preceding week or so was an anomaly.

Well, say this for Hurricanes fans: you’re an optimistic bunch.

Let’s get started with the results of last week’s SBN FanPulse survey. It’s not really a surprise, but Rod Brind’Amour was nowhere near the list of coaches on the hot seat. Who is, you ask?

One thinks that the Canes themselves might have turned the screw just a little tighter around Boudreau after they stole a win in St. Paul over the Wild last weekend.

The next FanPulse survey will come out next 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!

This is a shorter survey week, because of the one-week timespan between polls to align with the FanPulse schedule. From this point out, we’ll be on our normal every-other-week schedule, but that’s also why this week’s polls are a little less numerous than normal.

First up, here’s how the approval ratings have trended since we started polling back in September:

(RBA and Don Waddell are both at 96% this week, and both down from 99% last week; Excel didn’t like that much, so it only went with one color. Ah well, you get what you get.)

Also from the last series of polls:

  • Do you think the Canes will make the playoffs: 88% yes, 12% no
  • Most indispensable player so far: 43% Dougie Hamilton, 29% Andrei Svechnikov, 13% Erik Haula, 8% Petr Mrazek, 4% Teuvo Teravainen, 3% Sebastian Aho, 2% other
  • What to do with Haydn Fleury: 65% trade another player to open a spot, 20% attempt to trade Fleury, 13% keep seven D on the roster, 1% put Fleury on waivers
  • Was the recent downturn a reversion to form or an anomaly: 77% anomaly, 23% reversion
  • Right/wrong track: 94% 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

  • 97%
    Approve
    (254 votes)
  • 2%
    Disapprove
    (6 votes)
260 votes total Vote Now

Poll

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

This poll is closed

  • 97%
    Approve
    (257 votes)
  • 2%
    Disapprove
    (6 votes)
263 votes total Vote Now

Poll

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

This poll is closed

  • 99%
    Approve
    (267 votes)
  • 0%
    Disapprove
    (2 votes)
269 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Last week, the majority of respondents said they would like to see a player traded to make room for Haydn Fleury. Who should that be?

This poll is closed

  • 45%
    Trevor van Riemsdyk
    (126 votes)
  • 12%
    Jake Gardiner
    (34 votes)
  • 0%
    Joel Edmundson
    (1 vote)
  • 2%
    Another defenseman
    (7 votes)
  • 39%
    They shouldn’t trade anyone
    (109 votes)
277 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Of the teams ahead of the Hurricanes in the Metro, which are the Hurricanes more likely to catch?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Washington Capitals
    (10 votes)
  • 69%
    New York Islanders
    (192 votes)
  • 11%
    Both
    (31 votes)
  • 15%
    Neither
    (43 votes)
276 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Of the teams behind the Hurricanes in the Metro, which is the one that should be most concerning to the Hurricanes’ playoff chances?

This poll is closed

  • 69%
    Pittsburgh Penguins
    (190 votes)
  • 21%
    Philadelphia Flyers
    (58 votes)
  • 5%
    Columbus Blue Jackets
    (16 votes)
  • 3%
    New York Rangers
    (9 votes)
  • 0%
    New Jersey Devils
    (1 vote)
274 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

  • 99%
    Right track
    (269 votes)
  • 0%
    Wrong track
    (2 votes)
271 votes total Vote Now