A Look At Potential Trade Targets Linked to the Carolina Hurricanes

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DALLAS, TX – JUNE 22: Hurricanes GM Don Waddell attends the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

With the trade deadline just a couple of weeks away, let’s take a look at some of the guys linked to the Carolina Hurricanes in trade rumours.

With the Hurricanes squarely in the midst of the playoff hunt, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the team has been actively mentioned in the rumor mill leading up to the trade deadline on February 24th.

Whether or not the Hurricanes will end up parting with assets to acquire some player(s) to aid them with their post-season aspirations remains to be seen, and there’s a number of different situations they could look to address – an argument could probably be made for all options – offense, defense, and/or goaltending.

Despite the team ranking a respectable 10th-place in goals-for per game, the offense aside from the Svechnikov-Aho-Turbo trio has been sparse recently. The team’s defense as a whole has been shaky, and, without Dougie Hamilton, a guy like Trevor van Riemsdyk has been over-slotted in the lineup. The goaltending has been solid, but inconsistent.

As a result, the Hurricanes have multiple options they should explore over the next couple weeks. They have an extremely deep prospect group, and currently own 10 picks in the 2020 draft – including 2 in each of the first 3 rounds. All in all, if a trade arises that makes sense, the Hurricanes have the capital to do it.

Don Waddell and company have unquestionably been working the phones and will continue to do so over the course of the next 2 weeks. As talks swirl around the league, NHL insiders have linked multiple players to Carolina, so it’s only natural we take a look at who these players are. Trade talk! Let’s get started!

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