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So here we are at the mid-point of the year and it's not been a pretty one for the Hurricanes.

Carolina Hurricanes 42 20 18 4 44 130 137

44 points in 42 games and a record at exactly .500 does not exactly scream champion.

Injuries seem to have hit there peak as the team is missing:

Scott Walker, Bret Hedican, Niclas Wallin, Matt Cullen, Justin Williams, Andrew Ladd, David Tanabe.

So, with that said, lets take a look at how the players have been doing

Eric Staal: B
He's played OKAY... but hasn't done much special so far. Production is average ad not the rebound we were hoping for.

Justin Williams: B+
Williams was quietly one of our best forwards, but he's gone for the season now.

Rod Brind'amour: B-
With age starting to catch up to him, his production is slowly tapering off.

Matt Cullen: A+
Everything beyond expectations from this guy, but after suffering a cocussion, who knows what we'll get from him.

Andrew Ladd: A
He's been the physical force we all hoped he would be, and (when he returns from surgery) should continue on his way to his most productive season yet.

Jeff Hamilton: C
Good at what he does, but that doesn't amount to much.

Ray Whitney: A
Ray continues to be one of the most dangerous 'Canes on a nightly bases

Frantisek Kaberle: D-
Poor production, poor defensive play... definately worn out his welcome in Raleigh

David Tanabe: C
Decent, but not great. Same old Tanabe.

Glen Wesley: B+
Still among our most consistant Defensemen

Mike Commodore: B
Solid defenseman still trying to settle into a role as a two-way guy or defensive specialist.

Erik Cole:C+
He seems to come in streaks. Disappears for stretches then returns with a big game.

Chad Larose: A
Better than expected. Irritating to play against to be sure.

Dennis Seidenberg: B
our most solid D-man thus far.

Scott Walker: B-
Has a knack for the rough stuff, but puts up mediocre numbers. Has shown more heart than any player on this team.

Bret Hedican: C+
Age and injuries have finally and unfortunately caught this man.

Trevor Letowski: D
I question why exactly he is even on this team at times...

Cam Ward: C+
Started the year on fire, slowly drifting into obscurity once again.

John Grahame: C-
Had a couple wins, but erratic goaltending to say the least. He's gone now...

Craig Adams: C
Another player who is usually a solid defensive forward, but can't put up the numbers. Been less than stellar this year.

Team Rankings

Power Play: B

Penalty Kill: F

Overall team rank: C+
Filed Under:   Carolina   Hurricanes   Staal   Kaberle   Cole   Williams   Ward   Ranking  
January 5, 2008 7:49 PM ET | Delete
You'd rather have Letowski over Kaberle, Ladd over Staal, and Walker over Cole?I fail to see the logic in this article...
January 5, 2008 9:34 PM ET | Delete
Rankings are based on performance based on their role on the team. How they've played compared to how they should be playing or can play.
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