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Forslund: Brind'Amour's status must be addressed

Posted December 8, 2009

The Carolina Hurricanes finally got one on the road Monday night, holding off the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2. Talk in the Triangle quickly moved from the win to the status of the captain. Rod Brind'Amour was listed as a healthy scratch on Monday.

The roster move capped an interesting day for the Hurricanes. Goaltender Michael Leighton was placed on waivers in anticipation that starting net minder Cam Ward comes back Wednesday to start against New Jersey. H

Canes television play-by-play voice John Forslund told Adam Gold and Joe Ovies on 620 The Buzz that Brind'Amour was surprised by the news.

"We all know is his role has been diminished, his ice time has been diminished, but [Brind'Amour] took it hard and his teammates took it hard," said Forslund.

What is the organization's ultimate end-game for Brind'Amour's situation? Whatever it is, Forslund believes it should be addressed soon and not left hanging out there.

"Unless there is an injury coming out of the game last night, I don't see how [Brind'Amour] goes back in tomorrow night."

The Hurricanes are back in action Wednesday night against the New Jersey Devils.

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  • canesFACE Dec 9, 2009

    i am not sure what all of you are crying about. we got a ROAD win. FINALLY. if it takes benching the dear ole' captain who is doing NOTHING. then so be it. our coaches should not be leaving a man on the ice to play favorites or because its a captain this team has been loyal to for a million years.
    we are trying to WIN HOCKEY games.

    BTW, i'd have to disagree with the statement that our team isn't producing. clearly you haven't watched the past two games.
    just because everyone doesn't score every night doesn't mean that players aren't producing game changing plays (ie, gleason and pitkanen diving in front of the net at the end of the 'pens game to save two potential game tying goals). you don't get points for that.
    ohhh wait, yes you do. 2 points in the standings.

  • possumsoup Dec 9, 2009

    Well Heart&Soul don't pay the bills. Its Business! Put Corvo on waviers to. They have played a lot better without him to.

  • ktstcanes Dec 9, 2009

    View quoted thread



    Joe Ovies is a FREAKIN MORON.

  • bpgeurin Dec 9, 2009

    Alot of people talk about Roddy being the heart of the team. Well just like my Mom's heart over time it starts to wear out and needs to be repaired or replaced. In this case it is time to be replaced, sooner than later. The difference in the time on Monday was amazing to watch. Everyone seemed to be at the right place at the right time and not trying to catch the other guy. Brandon was there with Crosby on his goal but just did not get his stick up to prevent him from hitting the puck past Manny. Not sure the Captain would have even been close.

  • dontthinkso Dec 8, 2009

    Brind'Amour is, has been, and will always be a great role model for those on and off the ice. However, the professionals that play hockey at this level understand the responsiblities of their job. Being a great guy doesn't win games. Losing games can be broken down into individual stats, but poor performance affects others - ticket sales go down, cuts made, trades made, jobs lost and franchises at risk. Unfortunately, professional sports is a entertainment/consumer market and 'nice' can't always rule the decisions of management.

  • viking416 Dec 8, 2009

    I have loved watching Rod play since when he was with the Flyers and was estatic when he came to Carolina. The image of him hoisting the cup will forever be something to remember for Canes fans. Having said that it is time for him to step aside and let the younger core take over. As a captain he always led by example and that is just not there anymore. He is no longer on the critical faceoff duty and is disappointing in the +/- dept. Also, while the team crashed he didn't step up and call people out...a close door meeting or something should have been called by the team leader.

  • BIGDAWGShouse Dec 8, 2009

    shameful

  • StunGunn Dec 8, 2009

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    Well, I for one, totally agree with you! Roddy has been the heart and soul of this team and he deserves better. He's the Captain for a reason, and to throw him under the bus like Rutherford has done is an awful way to treat a player with such a pedigree. I understand that changes have to be made,but do them with the respect a player of Brindy's calibre deserves. Shame on you, Jim Rutherford.

  • mich2nc98 Dec 8, 2009

    Roddy is the heart and soul of that team, no doubt. He has taken some hard hits being moved down to the 3rd and 4th line this season...the Captain with less playing time? doesn't seem right. I think Mo should show him some respect....this is NOT the way to to do it. not your Captain! He is slower, given is injury in 2008 and the long recovery. would love to see him transition into McCarthy's position, if he wants it.

    I proudly wear my #17 jersey to every single game, and always will !

  • ajoplin Dec 8, 2009

    Being a big fan of the Captain, I hope that it is meant to be a shake up to jolt the players into a higher form of competiveness. Sometimes that starts at the top. +/- ratings reflect on the entire line, not just one man. I think he has shown more grit and determination recently than earlier this season. His passing is exemplary if someone is there to backup his attempts, not to mention the faceoff win percentage. Did you see Staal, Jokinen, Ruutu or Whitney or anyone else dominate the faceoff circle last night? I didnt. I would like to see if he responds with passion and vigor. Behind you 100% Roddy!!

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