Here's just a taste of how pumped people are, big man (is it cool if I call you big man?):
Hello Darlin'... it's nice to see you... it's been a long time... since we goalied... like our team used to be... pic.twitter.com/hiZTUvtl3b— Section 328 (@Section_328) May 6, 2017
Let's be real, we have ALL been waiting for Carolina to fix their net. Francis really going for it next season.— Carolyn Wilke (@Classlicity) April 28, 2017
That last one wasn't quite as fun - but you get the point.
Your new boss had to be a bit more reserved in his comments of course: "Obviously Scott could have waited until July 1, to see what other options he might have as an unrestricted free agent," Francis said in a team statement, "But he believes in what we are trying to do here and we are thrilled that he is committing to the Hurricanes and to Raleigh."
You've even got a really engaging backstory, which is a bonus.
Anyway - STOP PUCKS.
Your new pal,
P.S. Cam Ward will always have that glorious run in 2006 - a Cup and a Conn Smythe to his name. Those were the days - but they were days so far gone, even the most optimistic Canes fan needed to squint into their binocs to even remember. It had become clear years and seasons ago that Ward was not only not the answer, but in fact an impediment to the team ever getting back into the postseason. He's a good man who had a good run, but time is up. A new sheriff is between the pipes.