Carolina's Tight Salary Cap may Force Them to Let Go of Star Player

Published July 21, 2023 at 9:07
BY ELLIOT BEN JACOB
     
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The Carolina Hurricanes' pursuit of Erik Karlsson from the San Jose Sharks is no secret in the NHL.

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However, their current lack of cap space complicates the potential trade. As a result, the Hurricanes may have to let go of one of their star players to adjust the cap space.

Potential Farewell to Teuvo Teravainen



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According to reliable NHL insider, Elliotte Friedman, the Hurricanes are considering trading Teuvo Teravainen.


This news is surprising given Teravainen's significant contribution to Carolina over the years. The 28-year-old player is known for his reasonable cap hit for the next two years which adds to the complexity of the situation.

Uncomplicated Cap Dump?



When questioned if this move would be to regain assets or simply a cap dump, the author of the above-mentioned Tweet responded.


This approach by Carolina is perplexing as Teravainen, a top-six piece, could undoubtedly fetch valuable assets in return.

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It seems the team is more interested in clearing his contract to accommodate Karlsson, an act that may indicate poor management.

Although we don't possess all the details that Hurricanes GM Don Waddell does, this move certainly raises questions.

As Read on HouseofHockey - Carolina Looking to Trade Star Forward Due to Cap Restraints
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