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Erik Cole is terrible against everyone except Jose Theodore.

Carolina has gotten scoring from Eric Staal, Ray Whitney and Chad LaRose (who’d have predicted that??).  Each guy has seven points.  Newcomer Jussi Jokinen has five.  They’ve gotten some great scoring from the blueline.  Joni Pitkänen has five, Timmmmmaaaaay Gleason has four, and Joseph Corvo has three.  Fourteen different players have at least one point.  Conspicuously absent from that list are Erik Cole and Rod Brind’Amour.

Brind’Amour has had a very disappointing season, and I’m not at all surprised to see his points total at zero.  Erik Cole, however, had a great stretch run after coming back to Raleigh.  His lack of points is a complete surprise.  But then, maybe it isn’t. 

Against teams not named Montréal Canadiens and against goalies not named Jose Theodore, Cole has had very little success in the playoffs.  His drought goes way beyond these eight games so far this postseason.  He’s been pointless in the last 21 playoff games.  And it gets worse…

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