As expected, the Hurricanes drafted some d-men in rounds two and three of the draft and some forwards in the late rounds. Chances are, we won't see any of these guys for a few years, if ever.
In the coming weeks, Carolina will have a good deal of work to do signing their own free agents, and maybe picking up a few as well. Here's a breakdown of the players by position, with their status and my outlook on their future with the team. Any comments in red suggest I think the player won't be with Carolina next season. Any comments in blue suggest I think they won't be around long. Click on the chart to enlarge it and make it readable.
I strongly suspect that Carolina will shop Martin Gerber, hoping to get a decent backup goalie and perhaps a defenseman out of it. They'll also try to unload Tevvy.
Their needs are in the right wing department, the defenseman department and the backup goaltender department.
Re-signing the RFAs isn't as pressing a need, but getting Viva and Commy in long term contracts will be key.
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