December 12, 2018 | 11:55pm ET
CAROLINA ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR SCORING
Carolina Hurricanes GM Don Waddell has many tasks, but none appear to be greater than finding the team additional fire power up front.
During the “Power Breakfast” event in Raleigh on Wednesday put on by the Triangle Business Journal, Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon spoke and confirmed his team is in the market for scoring help.
The Hurricanes were among the teams extremely interested in Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander, but sources told TFP the team felt the price was ultimately too high and the 22-year-old inked a six-year deal with the Leafs and is no longer on the trade block.
Dundon indicated his team is looking to acquire a “sniper” and is not fond of the team’s performance of late.
“The results are worse than we probably would have expected, so year, it’s not very good,” Dundon said.
“I’ve got to have more offense, I want to lose five to four, not two to one. If we lose five to four, I’ll at least have fun.”
It’s unclear whom else the Hurricanes are currently pursuing, though a number of teams are dangling offensive-minded forwards, such the Los Angeles Kings with right wing Tyler Toffoli and centre Jeff Carter, and the New York Rangers with Kevin Hayes, Mats Zuccarello and Chris Kreider.