Carolina Hurricanes Rumors: Team Tried To Acquire 2 Star Forwards Over The Past Year

Over the last year, the Carolina Hurricanes have attempted, and failed, to trade for two star forwards.

During this season's trade deadline, the Carolina Hurricanes made efforts to acquire star forward Timo Meier from the San Jose Sharks.

However, despite their interest, they were unable to secure a deal, and Meier was ultimately traded to the New Jersey Devils in a significant trade with the Sharks.

Following the trade, Meier put up nine goals and accumulated 14 points in 21 games for the Devils. His overall season was also strong, as he achieved a career-high of 40 goals and 68 points over 78 games.

Similarly, the Hurricanes previously attempted to acquire another superstar forward, Matthew Tkachuk, from the Calgary Flames.

However, Tkachuk was eventually traded to the Florida Panthers in a significant trade last summer. Since joining the Panthers, Tkachuk has experienced tremendous success, having the best season of his career with 40 goals and 109 points in 79 games.

Unfortunately for the Hurricanes, they faced Tkachuk in the Eastern Conference Finals, where he played a pivotal role in eliminating them with just a few clutch goals.

It is uncertain whether Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell would be willing to pursue similar blockbuster trades in the upcoming summer.

The potential availability of a player like Mitch Marner from the Toronto Maple Leafs could certainly pique their interest.

If such a trade were to be considered, it is possible that players like Andrei Svechnikov, Brett Pesce, or Seth Jarvis could be included in the negotiations, although the specifics would depend on the trade discussions and the Hurricanes' evaluation of the players involved. Photo Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports