Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/11/07 at 06:36 PM ET
from the AP via USA TODAY,
Those rowdy Caniacs couldn’t wait for last season to begin because they hoped the momentum of the Cup run would spill over. But the players say they’re more eager to get back on the ice this season, mainly because they’ve had five long months to rest, heal and stew over their shortcomings.
From the season-opening shootout loss to Buffalo to the too-little-too-late overtime win over Florida that ended the year - and the 80 other games in between - Carolina was only briefly fully healthy and as a result never seemed able to rediscover the magic of the previous season.
Now they’ve had plenty of time to heal their lingering injuries and are hoping for a fast start.
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