Hurricanes three-star forwards should consider signing in free agency

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 19: Warren Foegele #13 of the Carolina Hurricanes plays the puck while being defended by Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators during the third period of Game 2 of the Cup playoffs first round Stanley 2021 at the PNC Arena on May 19, 2021, in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

As we approach the Stanley Cup Finals, there are only two teams left to fight for the Lord Stanley Cup. The Carolina Hurricanes are not among them after being eliminated in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second straight year. And now? Well, there’s the NHL Draft, but that’s a major spin on roulette, so let’s look a little deeper at NHL free agency.

Free agency opens July 13 at 12:00 p.m. ET, and many players are currently looking for new destinations. We have three players who have reached the eighty point mark to become unrestricted free agents. One of them even surpassed the 110-point plateau, so we know there’s a lot of talent on the record. With Carolina needing some help, this could be a great place to get it.

I’ve seen a lot of new fans around the Hurricanes fanbase recently and if you don’t know how free agency works, I’ll just run through it here. A player can sign anywhere if they are over 26 or have played 7 seasons in the NHL. The league minimum this year is around the 750,000 mark and the league maximum is around $16 million. I doubt we’ll see either of those numbers with any of these players.

We know that at the end of the Hurricanes season, their forward core seemed stretched and they needed some help getting the puck in the net. Carolina’s scoring touch is fading, so adding a big, productive forward to help keep the team afloat when the score dims could be a major move the organization makes this summer to bolster the team. team next spring.

This team has tried to improve their front score from within and we’ve seen a few steps this year from some of the younger members of the roster, but that doesn’t mean they only have to improve from within. inside. There are plenty of good options in this class of free agent for the Hurricanes to consider. I think it’s time to start with a familiar face.

Christy J. Olson