It seems the Carolina Hurricanes aren't willing to be too patient. With the fifth-overall pick at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, the Hurricanes are reportedly hoping to snag a player capable of making an instant impact (Raleigh News & Observer). Assuming (wisely) that defenseman Seth Jones won't be available, other options may include center Elias Lindholm and center Aleksander Barkov. Or, even though he's signed to play in the KHL for another two seasons, winger Valeri Nichushkin.
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