5 Changes the Carolina Hurricanes Must Make This Offseason

5 Changes the Carolina Hurricanes Must Make This Offseason

5 Changes The Carolina Hurricanes Must Make This Off Season
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It's common knowledge that the Carolina Hurricanes need to make large, sweeping changes this offseason. With GM and village idiot Jim Rutherford stepping down, what are the big things the new GM should tackle this summer?

5. Figure Out Eric Staal vs. Alexander Semin

5. Figure Out Eric Staal vs. Alexander Semin
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5. Figure Out Eric Staal vs. Alexander Semin

5. Figure Out Eric Staal vs. Alexander Semin
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There is a massive disconnect with these two. You can only force them on the top line together so much. Though they had their moments, the two just don't work together and a solution needs to be found.

4. Overhaul The Defense

4. Overhaul The Defense
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4. Overhaul The Defense

4. Overhaul The Defense
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Andrej Sekera has his moments, and despite sometimes leaving his brain -- Justin Faulk is not without his moments.

However, the Hurricanes' defense as it is now, is a grease fire. Keep Sekera, Faulk and John-Michael Liles -- but seriously re-think how defense is played in Raleigh.

3. Send A Ton Of Guys Packing

3. Send A Ton Of Guys Packing
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3. Send A Ton Of Guys Packing

3. Send A Ton Of Guys Packing
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You keep the serious talent like the Staal Brothers, Semin, Jeff Skinner, Nathan Gerbe -- the guys really pulling their weight.

The rest of them? Hold a fire sale. There's a bunch of talent out there that needs to be on Carolina's bench in place of the dead weight.

2. Make A Decision On Goaltending

2. Make A Decision On Goaltending
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2. Make A Decision On Goaltending

2. Make A Decision On Goaltending
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Anyone who can say inconsistent goaltending wasn't right up there with the awful power play on what sank the season is unconscious or a liar.

It's obvious the Hurricanes aren't trading Cam Ward for some reason. If he's staying, then something needs to be figured out. Quickly.

1. Fire Kirk Muller

1. Fire Kirk Muller
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1. Fire Kirk Muller

1. Fire Kirk Muller
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There almost needs to be something worse than firing. Fire him with extreme cruelty, or something.

Muller has been so awful for the Hurricanes, it's hard to imagine it wasn't deliberate. He's clueless, he's confused and most of all, he isn't hungry. Replace him with literally anybody with some experience and things will look up.

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