Where does Fox Want to go?
If the Carolina Hurricanes allows Fox to hit free agency as well in August 2020, they would be considered having lost that trade with Calgary. But I do not expect Carolina to simply sit on Fox for another year in hopes of him signing. For one, it wouldn’t be in their best interests to sign him, not anymore. It would also be in Fox’s best interest to be traded as well.
If Carolina wanted to be a little vindictive they could hold on to Fox’s contract until 2020 and let him walk then. That would force fox to start his Entry Level Contract (ELC) in the 20-21 season and not allow him to see the real money that he is worth until the 23-24 season. That is unless he signs with Carolina now to burn at least a year off that ELC making him eligible for a bigger contract sooner.
Adam Fox has earned himself the scorn of many Carolina Hurricanes fans who now see him an entitled Harvard kid who wants to skip the trails and tribulations of working his way up to a team of his choosing. While he is no John Tavares and this isn’t the New York Islanders, do not expect anything other than a resounding boo for Fox if and when he graces PNC ice.
It is no secret that the kid born on Long Island wants to play for the New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden. But what would a trade with them look like? The Rangers are in the midst of a rebuild and can use a kid like Fox, and is possibly on the of the few teams that can get him to sign without burning a year off his entry level contract in the end of the 18-19 season.
That is a very good question. Will the Rangers let go of the good draft picks and prospects that Carolina can use in order to take on Adam Fox? The Price will at least be set to a second round draft pick and another prospect (perhaps someone not as ready as Fox). Are the Rangers willing to pay for that now, and get him or will they wait until 2020 to get him for free?