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Expert raises intriguing CH-Hurricanes trade proposal involving Ryan Suzuki

Published December 26, 2022 at 11:25
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As the holiday season comes to an end for NHL players, which means that we will be entering the final stretch before the trade deadline.

There is likely to be a lot of movement over the next few months as the picture becomes clearer about which teams will be buying and which will be selling.

Speaking of buyers, the Carolina Hurricanes are off to a strong start this season, with the second best overall ranking sitting at a 22-6-6 record.

Without a doubt, the team GM Don Waddell will definitely want to improve his team for the playoffs. Being a very active general manager, this could be as much through small trades to free up some salary, as it could be through a major transaction.


In this regard, could trading young forward Ryan Suzuki be a possibility for the Canes? Considering that the Habs certainly have elements that could interest Waddell, a reunion between the two Suzuki brothers could be a possibility.

According to some experts, there are two possible trades if Kent Hughes wants to go ahead with it.

1- Trade a forward who can help the Hurricanes more in the short term, like a Joel Armia or a Jonathan Drouin or a Mike Hoffman, with an extra asset.

2- If the Canes refuse, Hughes could trade them a pick or another youngster, for Suzuki.

Do you like the idea?

In Montreal - Ryan Suzuki

To the Hurricanes - Joel Armia + a pick, or a better pick
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If the Hurricanes prefer a Drouin or Hoffman, that could also be a possibility, while adjusting the value.

Of course, the idea is interesting, especially if Carolina likes Armia, but it would be surprising to see the team interested in three pieces that are not very productive for the CH.

It's true that Suzuki, who is 21 years old, is having a relatively rough start to his professional career. The former 2019 first-round pick has played 64 games in the AHL, dating back to the 2020-2021 season, and has a total of 27 points.

The latter has three points in four games this season with the Chicago Wolves. His potential is interesting and he is still very young, but according to most observers, the Hurricanes could sacrifice him for immediate help.

Are you interested in a possible reunion of the Suzuki brothers?

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