In recent times, the Carolina Hurricanes have seen a lot of their blueline suffer. Two of the normal top 7 are out with serious injuries. One of the top four has just seen his traditionally solid performances go through an incredibly rough time and General Manager Don Waddell has said that the team will likely look to reinforce their backend as we approach the trade deadline later this month.
This was all well and good until yesterday when a rumor arose from the Fourth Period, listing three top 4 defensemen that the Carolina Hurricanes have apparently been sniffing around. Now, what is the likelihood any of these actually end up in Raleigh? Well, it’s likely slim to none. Waddell has been very public that it’s likely going to be depth adds. However, these three are still fun to think about.
Waddell has also been very open about saying that subtracting from the active roster is something that the organization doesn’t want to do. With the organization happy enough with the product that is out there on the ice at this point, and that they want to add to make the team stronger and not subtract to make the team a little more fragile at points.
With the Hurricanes already in a position of strength in both the Eastern Conference and the Metropolitan division. Another defenseman has been a need for the team this year, possibly as well as some scoring depth. However, this is about the back end not being up to scratch, and the Carolina Hurricanes reportedly looking at external options to fix some of the problems at the back.
So without further ado, let us dive into these three defensemen. We have a left-handed defenseman from Anaheim, a right-handed defenseman from Dallas, and an inaugural member of the Seattle Kraken to talk about. With three big names to talk about, it’s time we start. Which one? I’m not sure as I’m writing this, but you can click the button below to find out.