Remembering The Biggest Trade Deadlines in Hurricanes History: Return to Relevance

After nearly a decade without postseason hockey, it took some massive changes to turn a struggling franchise into a consistent threat in the Eastern Conference.

Boston Bruins v Carolina Hurricanes - Game Four
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On the surface, the one trade the Canes made at the 2022 deadline doesn't seem too spectacular. In a three-team deal with Columbus and Florida, the Hurricanes acquired Max Domi from the Blue Jackets and Tyler Inamoto from the Panthers. In return, the Canes traded Aiden Hreschuk to Columbus and Egor Korshkov and a pick to the Panthers. Most of the pieces in this deal, like Hreschuk and Inamoto, have yet to make it to the NHL, while Korshkov is playing internationally.

The only consequential piece of the deal was Max Domi. His finish to the regular season didn't provide too much, scoring two goals and seven points in 19 games. Legends are made in the postseason, and Domi will forever have a place as one of the unsung heroes of the postseason in franchise history. With the Canes and Bruins battling to a winner-take-all seventh game in the 1st Round of the playoffs, Domi played the biggest game of his career. He scored twice and assisted on another as the Canes eliminated the Bruins with a 3-2 win in Game 7. He finished with six points in 14 games as a playoff rental, but that one game will leave a lasting memory for many in this fan base.