Carolina had a great season in 2019-20, albeit being cut short abruptly. However, there is always room for improvement and that’s the same here.
It’s not hard to see Carolina have had some major success n the current season, mainly thanks to the devastating top line that they have the luxury of icing. However, there’s also been some poor performers up and down the roster. I don’t think there is one person you can point at and blame them for the Canes not safely being in the playoffs because it’s more due tot he team.
There’s been a lot of players breaking out of their usual molds for Carolina this year, and some big leaps from young kids. We’ve seen rapid progression and it’s promising more and more with each passing day. There’s a lot of youth around, and it’s talented youth rather than playing kids for the sake of being young. It’s a very bright future the Carolina Hurricanes are looking at.
However, this season has not been all roses and sunshine. I think that there isn’t anyone out there who can tell me honestly the team has played flawlessly all season long. If you have the urge to say that, you are lying to yourself. Like every team, the Hurricanes have holes up and down the lineup that they should look to fill.
So where can the Carolina Hurricanes look to improve going into what, I can only assume at the time of writing this, will be an extended off-season? It’s a strange time in the NHL, but that doesn’t mean the future will be. So looking towards the new season, what needs to change for the Hurricanes to challenge for the thunder-dome style Metropolitan division title.