Metropolitan Division Preview: Carolina

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Key Additions/Subtractions

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Additions:

  • Mike Komisarek
  • Elias Lindholm
  • Anton Khudobin
  • Andrej Sekera

While the Hurricanes did not add any marquee names this offseason, the acquisitions of Mike Komisarek — who was bought out of his contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs — and Andrej Sekera via a trade with Buffalo could sure up a defense that allowed 159 goals last season, which was second-worst in the league.

The Hurricanes saw firsthand how important a backup goalie is when they lost Cam Ward for the season in March, so they signed Anton Khubodin on July 5. Khubodin spent last season with the Boston Bruins going 9-4-1 as the backup behind Tuukka Rask.

Carolina drafted Elias Lindholm with the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, and quickly inked him to a three-year, entry-level deal.

Subtractions:

  • Jamie McBain
  • Joe Corvo
  • Dan Ellis