Vladimir Tarasenko wearing a Carolina Hurricanes jersey pondering if he will be traded at the NHL trade deadline
Are the Carolina Hurricanes ready to pull the trigger on a Vladimir Tarasenko trade?

With the NHL trade deadline rapidly approaching, the rumor mill is churning at full speed. One of the biggest names making the rounds is Ottawa Senators sniper Vladimir Tarasenko. According to trusted NHL insider Elliotte Friedman, the Carolina Hurricanes are expressing interest in acquiring the Russian star.

This isn’t the first time the Hurricanes have been linked to Tarasenko. Carolina was reportedly close to landing him last offseason, hinting at a continuing desire to add the dynamic scorer to their ranks. Friedman believes that the Hurricanes see Tarasenko as a potential difference-maker in their quest for a deep playoff run this season.

Why the Hurricanes Might Pass on Tarasenko

While Tarasenko’s goal-scoring prowess is undeniable, there’s one key factor that might cause the Hurricanes to balk: his pending unrestricted free agent (UFA) status. Carolina has historically avoided high-priced rentals, and considering Tarasenko’s likely cost, they may not be willing to surrender a premium asset like a first-round draft pick for a player who could walk away after the season.

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