So here we are again, the Hurricanes have lost five games in a row and seem to look worse after every game. Instead of showing progress, the Canes keep developing more bad habits and are digging themselves into a bigger hole with each loss. I was hoping that Monday's loss to the Penguins would be the low point of the season but the Canes haven't shown any progression since then and now find themselves stuck in a downward spiral. It doesn't matter how much Muller shakes up the lines or how much the team works on their problems during practice because it doesn't mean anything until we start to see better results.
It might be only November and 14 games into the season but all of us are fed up at this point. The fans are sick of hearing about losses, I'm tired of writing about them and I'm sure the Hurricanes are ten times as frustrated as we are, especially after how last year ended. They know they need to improve and that efforts like the last five games aren't going to get the job done, but will they get out of this rut before it's too late? Only time will tell.
I wish I had more answers but this team's play has gone downhill so much compared to last year and I'm not sure if they have enough depth up front or in goal to get through this stretch without falling too far out of the race. There have been other teams who turned their season around after much worse stretches (Washington, Phoenix, San Jose, etc.) but I don't have much confidence in the Hurricanes with the way they are playing right now.no comments