5 Things Carolina Hurricanes’ Fans Should Worry About

Jan 21, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Victor Rask (49) flips the puck past Columbus Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky (17) during the third period at Nationwide Arena. Columbus beat Carolina 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 21, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Victor Rask (49) flips the puck past Columbus Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky (17) during the third period at Nationwide Arena. Columbus beat Carolina 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 20, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk (27) shoot the puck against Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 20, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk (27) shoot the puck against Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports /

4. Expansion Draft Issues

Right now the only Carolina Hurricanes defenseman eligible for the expansion draft is Justin Faulk.  While I think this is the simplest of the issues on this list to solve, the reason I include it here is why hasn’t it already been done?  I know there is plenty of time to solve the issue, and I don’t think that Ron Francis should rush and just sign any random person.

Maybe it’s just years of abuse at the hands of J. R. mismanagement, but the possibility, however small, that Carolina loses their top defenseman for nothing just scares me.  It’s definitely me just being paranoid, but the longer this drags out the larger my anxiety grows that something, anything, will go wrong.  And guess what, history is on my side on this.