Carolina Hurricanes: 5 possible destinations for Micheal Ferland

3 of 6

A Capital idea

No defending Stanley Cup Champion wants to exit at the first hurdle, and adding Micheal Ferland for their latest Cup push would make them even more difficult to beat. As with the Penguins, the Capitals are weakest down their left side, and Ferland could again slot in on the second line alongside Evgeny Kuznetsov to make the Capitals near-unbeatable. Just imagine: Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson on one line, and Ferland on another. Then you have the skill of Nicklas Backstrom and TJ Oshie to worry about.

There isn’t much to go on with regards to the Capital’s intentions as we approach the trade deadline. Rumors persist about the future of Andre Burakovsky, but if the Capitals do intend to ask for the earth in return, they won’t find many takers. It would make sense for them to trade him, but probably not to a rival like the Carolina Hurricanes.

Potential package: 2019 WSH 1st round pick + Axel Jonsson-Fjallby

Why on earth would the Carolina Hurricanes strengthen the reigning Stanley Cup Champions? Because they have a nice stockpile of assets that would benefit the Canes. Again, the first round pick would help the Canes – but rather than add a roster asset, the Canes should look to acquire Axel Jonsson-Fjallby in any deal. He is a potential top six forward who will need some seasoning – but in the NHL, as he has already absconded back to Sweden having not found life in the AHL to his taste. He would be an exciting project and could, in time, be a valuable contributor.