HOCKEY GM ADVICE
Team Power Rankings: The Carolina Hurricanes #24
A team for the past few years that everyone has had high hopes for, but have been let down each and every year. This year they made a big trade bringing in Dougie Hamilton and drafted the best sniper in the draft in Andrei Svechnikov.
But has this really made the team better? The team traded away their second leading goal scorer in Jeff Skinner for virtually nothing to make room for Svechnikov in the top 6. But there is no guarantee that Svechnikov will be ready to dominate the goal sheet this season, while Skinner you could pencil in for 25+ every season.
With the addition of Hamilton that will improve their Powerplay, but at the expense of Hanifan and Lindholm did their team really improve? They already had Justin Faulk who could score 10+ goals in a season, and have fun telling him he wont be on the powerplay anymore.
They also brought in Calvin De Hann, which at the money they paid for him I personally don’t believe it was worth it when they already had one of the best young defence cores in the NHL, was just a matter of being patient and letting it develop.
So while some may have an issue with this team being ranked at 24, I have been disappointed at this team year after year and I say “show me” before I rank them any higher.