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Hurricanes Reportedly Considering Major Trade Involving Top Player

Published December 31, 2023 at 4:18 PM

Recent Developments in the NHL Trade Market

The Carolina Hurricanes are reportedly open to trading one of their forwards. This move aims to strengthen another position that is currently underperforming.

Insider Report on Potential Trade

As reported by The Fourth Period and discussed during "Saturday Headlines" by Elliotte Freidman, a 32 Thoughts podcaster and Sportsnet Insider, the Hurricanes are actively taking calls and considering a trade involving forward Micheal Bunting.


Micheal Bunting's Career and Contract

Bunting, who experienced a significant boost in his career while playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, signed a three-year contract worth 13.5 million dollars with the Hurricanes during the 2023 offseason.

However, his time with the Hurricanes hasn't been as successful as anticipated, marked by reduced ice time and ranking 7th overall on the team in this regard.

The Hurricanes' Goalie Situation

The Hurricanes are currently facing challenges with their goaltending roster. Antti Raanta was recently recalled from the AHL, and Freddie Andersen's return date remains uncertain.

This situation creates a need for the Hurricanes to free up cap space, potentially by trading a player like Bunting. The aim is to acquire a quality starting goaltender while still retaining sufficient offensive power.

The Road Ahead for the Hurricanes

The Hurricanes are at a critical juncture as they aim for a playoff spot and a long run in the Stanley Cup. Addressing their goaltending issues is paramount, and the next month will be crucial in deciding whether Bunting stays or is traded, as their playoff aspirations hang in the balance.

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Hurricanes Reportedly Considering Major Trade Involving Top Player

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