Carolina Hurricanes and St. Louis Blues potential trade discussion featuring Binnington, Buchnevich, Bunting, and Kotkaniemi
Explore the latest NHL trade rumors: Carolina Hurricanes may swap Bunting & Kotkaniemi for Blues' Binnington & Buchnevich.

In the swirling vortex of NHL trade rumors, a potential blockbuster deal is making waves involving the Carolina Hurricanes and the St. Louis Blues.

The proposed trade would see the Hurricanes sending Michael Bunting, Jesperi Kotkaniemi, a 2024 first-round pick, and a 2024 second-round pick (from Philadelphia) to the Blues in exchange for goaltender Jordan Binnington and forward Pavel Buchnevich.

Breaking Down the Potential Blockbuster Trade Between Carolina Hurricanes & St. Louis Blues

This deal carries significant weight for both teams. For the Carolina Hurricanes, the urgency to solidify their goaltending situation is palpable. Head Coach Rod Brind’Amour’s decision to move Jesperi Kotkaniemi to the fourth-line center role signals a need for change. Acquiring Jordan Binnington, a netminder with a proven playoff pedigree, could be the jigsaw piece the Hurricanes are searching for in their quest for Stanley Cup glory. Additionally, adding a player of Pavel Buchnevich’s caliber would provide a substantial boost to their forward depth.

However, the trade is not without its complexities. The St. Louis Blues are at a crossroads. The notion of retooling rather than rebuilding suggests a preference to keep assets like Buchnevich who can contribute immediately, rather than stocking up on draft picks that symbolize future potential. Binnington’s departure would also leave a considerable void in the Blues’ goaltending department, a risk that may not align with their immediate competitive objectives.

Despite these considerations, the proposed trade offers an intriguing mix of immediate impact and future assets. The Hurricanes would acquire the much-needed steadiness in the net and an additional offensive threat. In contrast, the Blues would gain young talents and future draft picks that could pave the way for a strategic rebuild or retool.

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  1. If none of Svechnikov, Jarvis, Teravainen, nor Necas are available, Buchnevich should definitely not be included. Buchnevich alone commands a package bigger than what you list here. HARD PASS

    Binner straight up for Teravainen on a sign and trade, especially realizing that Binner might be overtaken for the starting role again, this time by Hoefer, and the Hurricanes providing a better defensive structure to play behind, and Teravainen looking at an increased role with increased minutes, that could be a win-win both for the players involved as well as for the teams making the swap, but if the best players the Hurricanes part with are Bunting and Kotkaniemi, still a HARD PASS.

  2. Not sure where your getting your information regarding this deal but it’s 100% false.
    Doug Armstrong wouldn’t consider it especially for the players you mentioned.


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