Rod Brind’Amour would have no problem if Carolina Hurricanes did nothing before the NHL’s 2021 trade deadline on April 12th.
Coach Hurricanes joined co-hosts Dan Rosen and Shawn P. Roarke this week on the “NHL @TheRink” podcast to discuss the season. Carolina is second in the Discover Central Division with one hand in first place in the Tampa Bay Lightning and third in the Florida Panthers.
“Always, first of all, you think you can be better, which you can,” Brind’Amour said. “I’m always one of those who doesn’t like to change much. I guess it’s easy to say, we’re doing pretty well. I mean, why would you change anything? But there are areas that I definitely need to be better at.”
“It always comes down to thinking about your health in every team. If we’re healthy, we get into the playoffs, I hope we’re there when that time comes, I wouldn’t say we needed anything. But if you’re not, then what? It will be interesting to see what happens next. I am happy with my group, so if we do nothing, I am happy and if we do something, it means we are probably better, so it would be good and “.
Brind’Amour said he is curious how good hurricanes can be with everyone healthy. They are without attack Vincent Trocheck (upper body, missed six games) i Teuvo Teravainen (concussion, missed eight games) and a goalkeeper Petr Mrazek (right thumb surgery, missed 26 games).
Although Brind’Amour said Mrazek and Trocheck skate with hurricanes, he couldn’t give a timeline when they could play. Teravainen hasn’t skated with teammates yet.
“I’d love to see us hang out well with everyone to really feel how good we can be because I just really don’t know,” Brind’Amour said. “We played pretty well without those guys, but they’re huge parts of what we’re actually doing. We hope to be able to bring them back and get a feel for what it’s all about.”
Rosen and Roarke discussed the upcoming trading deadline that applies to a variety of teams, including the Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche.
Co-hosts also discussed the Buffalo Sabers and Calgary Flames fight, as well as changes to the NHL draft lottery, including reducing the number of drawings from three to two to make the team that finishes last have a better chance of winning the No 1 selection.
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