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Bob Hartley didn't make any friends in Carolina

Bob Hartley didn't make any friends in Carolina

Bob Hartley recently sparked controversy on RDS's 5@7 show by making scathing statements against Carolina Hurricanes players.

According to Hartley, the team doesn't have what it takes to succeed in the playoffs, sending shock waves through the hockey world.

Hartley's tone was unambiguous when he said the Hurricanes are not a playoff team.

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He pointed to key players like Sebastian Aho, Teuvo Teravainen and Andrey Svechnikov, saying they have been easily crushed in the past when they felt the pressure of the playoffs.

According to him, the team is missing an aspect of strength that is necessary to achieve success in the qualifiers.

Hartley stressed that Michael Ponting's acquisitions will not be enough to make the Hurricanes more intimidating in the playoffs.

The former coach's statements raised some tension, as questioning the team's ability to perform in the playoffs is always a sensitive topic.

It remains to be seen how the team on the ice will react to this criticism.

The Hurricanes will have the opportunity to prove their worth in the upcoming matches, and Bob Hartley's insightful words could serve as a catalyst to reinforce the players' determination and willingness to prove otherwise.

The Hurricanes will certainly look to silence the doubters and show they have what it takes to shine in the playoffs.

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