The Carolina Hurricanes’ search for scoring may have more of a sense of urgency for it.
The team entered Thursday evening’s action having been winless in its past five contests.
“Carolina has had trouble scoring of late guys, and it’s not really surprising to management,” indicated Pierre LeBrun during Thursday’s evening’s edition of TSN’s Insider Trading. “I think they identified that as an issue coming into the year, that they would need to try and go out and to get a top-six forward before the trade deadline. Well now there’s a little more pressure on that - they’ve really struggled.
“We’ve talked about the fact they’re keeping an eye on William Nylander, and they continue to keep an eye on William Nylander, but they’re also looking elsewhere. They’d like to go pick up a top-six forward.”
Nylander remains an unsigned restricted free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Hurricanes, 6-7-2, began Thursday evening in seventh place in the fairly tightly-packed Metropolitan Division standings.