Insider says Hurricanes may need to acquire goaltending help

Published December 11, 2023 at 4:46 PM
BY COOPER GODIN

The Carolina Hurricanes have gotten off to a poor start to the 2023-24 season, as they currently sit sixth in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 14-12-1 through 27 games.

One of their biggest weaknesses thus far has been their goaltending, with Antti Raanta and Petyor Kochetkov sharing the duties between the pipes due to the absence of Frederik Andersen, who actually played very well before being sidelined with a blood clot issue.

During his 32 Thoughts podcast on Monday, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman shared that the Carolina Hurricanes are preparing for Andersen to miss the remainder of the 2023-24 season and will eventually go out into the trade market to make a move.

"On Carolina: "They are prepared for the eventuality that Andersen won't play this year" so they might have to go out and get another goalie. #CauseChaos #NHL #NHLHockey"



In November, the Hurricanes brought in veteran netminder Jaroslav Halak on a professional tryout contract (PTO), but it didn't turn into an actual NHL contract with the organization and he was released.

The Hurricanes shouldn't have an issue trying to go out and acquiring a goaltender, especially considering there are a trio of teams carrying three goaltenders on their NHL roster. Those teams being the Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens.

Some of the options from those three teams mentioned above the Carolina Hurricanes could consider are Eric Comrie (Buffalo), Alex Lyon (Detroit) and Jake Allen (Montreal), but they'll more than likely look elsewhere as they look to get back into the playoff hunt.

Which goaltender would be the best fit for the Carolina Hurricanes - Eric Comrie, Alex Lyon or Jake Allen? Let us know what you think in the poll below!

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December 11   |   603 answers
Insider says Hurricanes may need to acquire goaltending help

Which goaltender would be the best fit for the Carolina Hurricanes?

Eric Comrie (Buffalo)7712.8 %
Alex Lyon (Detroit)13722.7 %
Jake Allen (Montreal)20734.3 %
See Results18230.2 %
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