The Hurricanes will be looking to sign their franchise player, Sebastian Aho
, to a long-term extension which they're hoping comes at a relatively cheap price tag.
Hurricanes Hoping to Pull Off a Steal With Their Franchise PlayerSebastian Aho
is quietly one of the top players in the league. At his best, he is a top 10 center in the league, and at his worst, he is a top 20 center. He is very consistent and has been the face of the Carolina Hurricanes franchise for a few years now.
With his contract ending next season, he is due for a pay raise making $8.46m at the moment. Many predict he could get 8 figures on his next contract but the Carolina Hurricanes look to be hoping for something cheaper than that.
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If Carolina can pull off a deal that is 8 years at a $9.5 million cap hit, that will be a steal of a contract in the short term.
Due to how low-scoring Carolina's system is and how poor their powerplay is, Aho gets described as a 100-point player on a team that has a more offensive system. Getting any 100-point player for under $10 million is a steal in this day and age.
With Carolina looking to win a cup, they will need every dollar they can get to put towards championship level pieces like a goal scorer.