2. Goalie Situation
We’ve written many times here about the problems the Carolina Hurricanes have with their situation in net. Not only has the poor play of Carolina’s goaltenders this year kept the team from truly competing for a playoff spot, but down the road, things get even worse. After the end of the 2018 season, the Hurricanes do not have a goaltender under contract. While that may sound great after watching the duo of Cam Ward and Eddie Lack the past two seasons, there isn’t really anyone in the farm system who seems ready to assume the mantle.
The heir apparent, Alex Nedeljkovic hasn’t really played all that great this year in the
That’s right the third string goalie Empty Net has let in fewer goals than Nedeljkovic while playing more games. Sure Alex had a good showing in relief of Cam Ward against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but one game in the grand scheme of things doesn’t really mean much. Since evaluating goalies is a crapshoot, the Canes could have a future Lundqvist in their system and not know it. As of right now, though, there is no long term plan in net and no sign of one anytime in the near future.