I know what you’re probably thinking: “Offseason? It’s the second week of April, we’ve got a whole Cup run to finish first!” and you’re right to think that way. But, there’s no denying that a lot of big moves are on deck for the Carolina Hurricanes come summertime. Plenty of pending UFA’s and RFA’s are due for their share of cash, but who should the Hurricanes prioritize? Should the Canes consider letting someone walk?
Of course, we never want our fan favorites to depart from Raleigh, but sometimes business is a little bit unfair. When we take a look into what names are on the board for the Hurricanes come the summertime, it leaves a lot of worry in a lot of fans as to who might be on the move. This is likely to be the last year with all of the current players on Carolina’s roster, meaning this Cup run is even more important than ever.
Take a deep breath, relax, everything is going to be fine. I know it’s easy to get paranoid when some of your favorites may not stick around much longer, but as we take a look into the Hurricanes’ offseason moves today, you may get a little sigh of relief out of it. When the 2022-2023 season is underway, and the dust of the offseason has settled, we may see some new faces and may see some gone, but the Hurricanes’ identity will still be as you remember it from now.
So, with all of that being said, it’s time to get into the juicy portion of today’s article, and really start talking about what’s in store for the turtleneck-loving man, Don Waddell, this summer.
Today, we’ll take a deep dive into the Hurricanes’ potential off-season decisions, starting with probably the biggest elephant in the room, Martin Necas.