Why the Carolina Hurricanes could win another Stanley Cup

RALEIGH, NC - SEPTEMBER 18: Carolina Hurricanes during the 1st period of the Carolina Hurricanes game versus the Tampa Bay Lightning on September 18th, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. (Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - SEPTEMBER 18: Carolina Hurricanes during the 1st period of the Carolina Hurricanes game versus the Tampa Bay Lightning on September 18th, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. (Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 2: Jordan Staal #11, Jaccob Slavin #74 and Sebastian Aho #20 of the Carolina Hurricanes talk while waiting for play to begin during the second period of the game against the Los Angeles Kings at STAPLES Center on December 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 2: Jordan Staal #11, Jaccob Slavin #74 and Sebastian Aho #20 of the Carolina Hurricanes talk while waiting for play to begin during the second period of the game against the Los Angeles Kings at STAPLES Center on December 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images) /

The Old Timers

In a very well documented offer sheet situation with Montreal, they locked up star Sebastian Aho for another five years. Aho is ready to continue to make his climb into the upper echelon of players in the NHL. He has continually improved season after season and that is for sure to continue.

Andrei Svechnikov is sure to follow Aho as one of the rising stars in the league this season. He is also poised to have a breakout second season this year. And with some experience under his belt as well as some playoff success, I don’t see anything stopping him.

There are also veteran players like Jordan Staal, Justin Faulk, and Tuevo Teravainen coming back. Two of those guys have one Stanley Cups and know what it takes to get there. Coming off that Eastern Conference Final run last season, the other guys in the locker room finally get what they were saying all along about how hard it is to get to the top. An now everyone knows what it takes and will for sure do everything they can to get there.

Speaking of championships, what do they say wins them? Oh yeah, defense.