Hurricanes GM on goaltenders: 'We can't bring the same two guys back'

Posted On: May 17, 2018   |   Posted By: Yardbarker

The Carolina Hurricanes went out in the spring of 2017 and brought in a player they believed could be the answer in goal. After a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks, the Hurricanes signed Scott Darling to a four-year $16.6MM contract to be the team's starting netminder. Unfortunately, Darling never really found his game in Carolina and ended up with a disastrous .888 save percentage on the season. Cam Ward, the tenured backup, didn't perform much better with an .906 save percentage, leading many to question how the team would go about fixing the problem this summer.With Ward scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in July, new GM Don Waddell has made it clear that he's in the market for an upgrade in net. On Sirius XM NHL Network today, Waddell explained the Hurricanes' position:
We know we have to make change there, we know we can't bring the same two guys back. Scott Darling came to camp last year probably not in the best condition, and we never got him to where he was in Chicago...
...we feel there...

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