For the past month, Carolina Hurricanes fans have been treated with rumors upon rumors of trades the team is trying to make, which has just been exhausting since nothing has happened on the trade front.
But with five days off (now four), this is the perfect time for the Canes to make a trade, whether it’s solving the goalie problem or bringing in another player.
If the Hurricanes make a trade now, it would give a new player about three days to get acclimated to Carolina’s game play. Sometimes a player is traded and plays the same day, so three days could make a huge difference.
If GM Jim Rutherford just trades one of his goalies and gets no players in return, than at least it would give the team time to adjust without one goalie as three goalies have been on the roster for a long period of time at this point.
And I’m not saying the Canes need to make a trade – they played well over the four-game road trip, even if they only won once – but there are still three goalies on the roster.
As for any other trade, it may not be worth it for the Hurricanes. The team is playing well and one trade target, Tuomo Ruutu, has really elevated his game, so maybe the Canes should just stay pat right now.
However, if the Carolina Hurricanes do decide to make a trade, the time is now with four days before their next game.