Carolina Hurricanes: Three Players That Can Find Redemption When Season Returns

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 19: Nino Niederreiter #21 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates as Erik Gustafsson #56 of the Chicago Blackhawks reacts after Niederreiter scored in the second period at the United Center on November 19, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 19: Nino Niederreiter #21 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates as Erik Gustafsson #56 of the Chicago Blackhawks reacts after Niederreiter scored in the second period at the United Center on November 19, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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Nino Niederreiter,  Carolina Hurricanes  (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
Nino Niederreiter,  Carolina Hurricanes  (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images) /

The NHL season might return sooner than you think. Here are three Carolina Hurricanes who can use the return to redeem their season.

For many players, the break in the season put a grinding halt to their excellent seasons and have left many wondering what could have been, like Sebastian Aho. For many others, it was a chance to get healthy again and return to the game. James Reimer, Dougie Hamilton, and Sami Vatanen are taking advantage of the extra time for example.

But there are others who are taking the time to reevaluate their game and perhaps return to the ice with a mental clean sheet. Players that know that the 19-20 season did not start off kind for them or they are punching way below their weight class and know they can do better.

These are the players that, when the season returns, will seek to redeem themselves and perhaps their season. After all, with enough time to focus on self-training, if they can, and watch the tapes and take in everything they can, these players can come out of the gate swinging and reminding the fans that they are better than the stat sheet they went into the hiatus with.

For the Carolina Hurricanes, I have identified three players who can really use a return to the norm or even a rise above expectations when the season resumes.