The Hurricanes could be active in trade market this offseason.
General manager Don Waddell said Carolina is looking to “add the right pieces” after advancing to the Eastern Conference Final this season. https://t.co/bl57eBIUfU
– NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) May 31, 2023
After all, there aren’t many people around the team who believed this scenario was possible… But hey.
That’s what it’s all about, as the old saying goes.
The next few months will be interesting for the organization, because in Carolina, they’re still looking to get to the next level. The Canes have appeared in two conference finals and reached the second round twice in the last five years…
But that’s not enough. And Don Waddell, the team’s general manager, knows it. That’s probably why, in an interview with NHL correspondent Kurt Dusterberg, he said to expect the team to be “very, very active” on the trade market in the coming week.
If we can add some good pieces that could fit into our line-up, we’ll certainly do it. – Don Waddell
I’m a little surprised by the Hurricanes’ GM’s comments.
Because, in reality… the team was missing some interesting pieces during its playoff run. Let’s not forget that Max Pacioretty and Andrei Svechnikov were both forced to miss the spring tournament due to major injuries…
And let’s not overlook the fact that Teuvo Terevainen only played six games in the playoffs, also hampered by a significant injury.
On paper, with these three pieces in the line-up, the Hurricanes are perhaps the best offensive team in the league. They have four good trios, they count on star players in Sebastian Aho, Martin Necas, Svechnikov…
And I just don’t see the point of adding another big piece to the attack.
But with the scenario in mind, I can’t stop thinking about Alex DeBrincat in Ottawa. The chances of him signing a new contract with the Sens seem slim at the time of writing, very slim indeed…
And if Pierre Dorion doesn’t want to lose him for nothing before the free-agent market opens, he might want to move quickly.
All this to say that the Hurricanes will be one to watch in the coming weeks. Because, if Don Waddell’s comments are anything to go by, things could get moving pretty quickly.
– I love philosophy.
Barry Trotz, on the upcoming draft, says he told his scouts to “take some swings, take some high end swings on some guys”
Then adds: “I can find you 3rd line, 4th line guys, no problem. Go get me some guys that get people out of their seats.” pic.twitter.com/jdAWKYTIhj
– Alex Daugherty (@AlexDaugherty1) May 31, 2023
Rumors abound about the future of !
– Radio-Canada Sports (@RC_Sports) May 30, 2023
– Beautiful to watch.
A first NHL contract for Justin Robidas. His teammates and Patrick Roy are happy for him.
I also spoke with his father, Stéphane, who was very proud of the way he handled a rocky last season.https://t.co/pw4KdwfkLehttps://t.co/0HqHb4bqZl
– Kevin Dubé (@KDubeJDQ) May 31, 2023
– What’s not to like about Jimmy Butler?
“Water, wine, music … Spice Girls”
Jimmy Butler breaks down his “formula” to prepare for Game 1 pic.twitter.com/1iCvFyjQcz
– Ball Don’t Lie (@Balldontlie) May 31, 2023