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from Tom Gulitti of NHL.com,

On the potential return for trading a defenseman:

"More scoring. A centerman. We'd look at maybe a goalie for down the road. I think this year both guys [Petr Mrazek and Curtis McElhinney] have done a good job for us to put us in our position, but they are both unrestricted at the end of the year. So you've got to be careful there. I don't know what either one of their plans are, so we've just got to stay in tune with that. And defense, I think we look for the best forward, the best player regardless of the position. If there's a centerman, that would be ideal, but if it's a guy up front who can score, we always know [the importance of] scoring in the National Hockey League."

On being happy with the direction the Hurricanes are headed in the long term:

"One hundred percent. Nothing against our older players, but if you look at our lineup and our younger player or players that are under contract at forward, that's what we're excited about. You've got Aho, obviously, leading the way, who might be a restricted free agent, but we all know [we intend to sign him]. We locked up [forward] Teuvo Teravainen for another five years and you've got [defenseman] Jaccob Slavin, you've got [rookie forward] Andrei Svechnikov and you go right down and all those guys are signed."

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Hootinani's avatar

So you’ve got to be careful there. I don’t know what either one of their plans are, so we’ve just got to stay in tune with that

Wait, neither of your starting goalies is siged past this season, and two thirds of the way thru you don’t have any clue what their intentions are?

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 02/10/19 at 11:25 AM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Mrazek has done well for an AHL goalie

Posted by ilovehomers on 02/10/19 at 11:37 AM ET

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