Jan 28, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN;Carolina Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin (31) makes a save during the second period against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday Carolina Hurricanes Report

Jan 25, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Manny Malhotra (22) carries the puck against the Ottawa Senators at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Ottawa Senators 6-3. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes News

  • Yesterday’s blog on who the Hurricanes should try to take in this year’s draft can be found here.
  • The Canes recalled defenseman Michal Jordan yesterday (Cardiac Cane)
  • The Hurricanes play the New York Rangers tonight at 7 p.m. A preview will be posted later this morning.
  • AJ Soucy looks at the week ahead and the playoff pipe dream, which really isn’t even that (The Hockey Writers)
  • Corey Sznajder asks if the forward depth is really that bad (Shutdown Line)

My Opinion: I believe the Hurricanes’ bottom-six depth has been bad for some time. There’s just not enough skill or complimentary guys to get the scoring done on the last two lines.

And to see that just look at the players: Drayson Bowman, Manny Malhotra, Radek Dvorak and Riley Nash. Yes. they’re strong defensive players, but to ask for anything offensively is just too much.

I said last season that the Canes needed to retool their bottom six to become a more gritty, tough team to play against and unfortunately the same thing can be said now.

The players in the bottom six are just too similar. Nathan Gerbe is the only one that can be expected to bring offense until Elias Lindholm is ready. So yes, the forward depth is really that bad.

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