On December 17th, a mere 12 days ago, an article was released on NEFHL.com talking all about the resurgent Carolina Hurricanes who had recovered from a brutal start to get back into the playoff race with an insanely long streak of great hockey. The ink wasn't even dry on the article.... well that makes no sense as no one writes by hand anymore... but you know what I'm trying to say. The article was just posted online and had barely been grazed over (more out of boredom than actual interest) by fellow leaghe GMs before the team decided to lose Steven Stamkos and then John Tavares to injures and get run over in 4 consecutive games being outscored 17-9 in those games. Suddenly, the team is 10 points out of 8th and the fuse is close to being lit on a sell off of assets to look towards next season. In response to said losing streak, general manager Jeff McRae announced that beat writer "Canes-Jeff" had been shown the door and was being given 100% of the blame for the injuries and losses under the "jinx" premise. The roster seemed to agree and went out and blasted the Caps to a tune of 8-4 last night. The playoff hopes look bleak, but at least that cancer has been removed from the press box and will not be jinxing this team any more in the foreseeable future. In other news, team GM Jeff McRae will be taking over the team writing duties in an unusual move and will be posting under the moniker "Canes-Jeff". No one will notice the difference and the writing will continue to be extremely mediocre as it has always been. Look for many more articles in the 250-300 word range flying onto the NEFHL home screen in the coming months.