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Elliotte Friedman confirms the worst case for Kotkaniemi in Carolina

Published May 22, 2024 at 7:32 PM
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The renowned Sportsnet insider has somewhat clarified the situation surrounding Jesperi Kotkaniemi with the Hurricanes. He could very well leave Carolina soon.

The reason? The Hurricanes might have had enough and bought out his contract instead of being stuck with the hefty salary of the former Canadiens player for the next six seasons.

"KK" signed an 8-year contract with an annual salary of $4.8 million against the salary cap. He spent most of the season on the Hurricanes' fourth line and had no impact in the playoffs.

The Canes clearly made a mistake at the time with the offer sheet and then the contract extension for Kotkaniemi, but it's better to rectify a mistake than to endure it for six seasons.


Elliotte Friedman is clear. According to the always well-informed Sportsnet journalist, the Hurricanes should buy out the Finn's contract. To understand his words in the popular "32 Thoughts" podcast, that's what Carolina will do...



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