Carolina Hurricanes: Three takeaways as undermanned Canes lose

SUNRISE, FL - NOVEMBER 6: Head coach Rod Brind'Amour of the Carolina Hurricanes looks on during third period action against the Florida Panthers at the FLA Live Arena on November 6, 2021 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
SUNRISE, FL - NOVEMBER 6: Head coach Rod Brind'Amour of the Carolina Hurricanes looks on during third period action against the Florida Panthers at the FLA Live Arena on November 6, 2021 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) /
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TAMPA, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 01: Seth Jarvis #24 of the Carolina Hurricanes shoots during a preseason game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on October 01, 2021, in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 01: Seth Jarvis #24 of the Carolina Hurricanes shoots during a preseason game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on October 01, 2021, in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Seth Jarvis… wow

Seth Jarvis. If I just left it at that, that’s enough to get my point across. This kid looks like the player the Carolina Hurricanes wanted when they selected him 13th overall in 2020. He looks like everything Carolina has needed, and the fact he performed as well as he did tonight in an elevated role shows you that he is ready to step up big time for this franchise and this team.

At just 19 years old, he looks like the dominant force on the second powerplay unit, he looked like a driving force 5-on-5, he looks like a budding star. Yes, there are hiccups in his game, but he’s only 19. He’s going to be a sensational player when he figures it all out. Yes, he did jump the zone on a goal in the 2nd that would be ruled offside because of his mistake, but he realized that and would have been onside if he didn’t sharpen his skate blade.

There’s so much to like about the Winnipeg, Manitoba native. He’s explosive, he’s dynamic, he’s smart and he works hard. He’s going to be a great talent in this league for a long time if he can avoid injury, and we are all seeing him start with a great level of talent in his game. He’s going to become a star, and I don’t want to guess where his talent will max out, because he can go as far as he wants.

Carolina’s budding young superstar holds a lot of promise. He’s another young cost-controlled winger, and he’s going to be a great player for a long time. He’s always going to be worth watching, and he’s going to be a dependable player for a long time. He’s worth paying the price of admission on his own, and he sums up what it means to be a Carolina Hurricane.