The Carolina Hurricanes lost a tough game last night to the worst team in the Western Conference, the Anaheim Ducks. The news did not get any better this morning as Pierre LeBrun is reporting that Carolina is out of the Timo Meier sweepstakes.
Arguably the biggest name available heading into the NHL trade deadline week, the current Sharks forward has been courted by several contenders including the team chasing the Canes in the Metro, the New Jersey Devils.
Meier has played his entire career with the San Jose Sharks after they drafted him in 9th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft.
The 26 year-old has played in 451 games in his career.
This season Meier has scored 31 goals with 21 assists for 52 points. 13 of those goals have been on the power play and 4 of those goals were game winners.
This time of the year the cost can rise for players like this so it is not surprising that Don Waddell did not pony up the asking price.
Things can always change if a deal does not happen as the week goes on but for now Meier will not be wearing Carolina red and black.