Hurricanes Rumors: 3 Teams Likely to Target Jake Guentzel This Summer

Carolina Hurricanes forward Jake Guentzel is one of the top pending UFAs for this year's free agency class. When noting that he is a star sniper who is just 29 years old, there is going to be a plethora of teams looking to sign him long-term. As a result, let's discuss three specific teams that are expected to target him this offseason.

Carolina Hurricanes: The Hurricanes are surely going to try to keep Guentzel around before he hits the market. He is thriving already with the Canes, posting two goals, eight points, and a plus-7 rating in five games. The Hurricanes have several pending UFAs, but Guentzel is easily the best of them, so he should be their top priority. 

Vancouver Canucks: The Vancouver Canucks were heavily linked to Jake Guentzel before he was dealt to the Hurricanes. There is no question that they like the player, and they could look to sign him this summer if he hits the market because of it. They would likely need to get creative to get him signed, but it would be an avenue worth going down, as he would bolster their top six. 

Detroit Red Wings: The Detroit Red Wings have taken a step forward this season, but there's no question that they could use a star like Guentzel in their top six. This is especially so when noting that they have several pending UFA forwards heading into the summer. Thus, don't be surprised if Detroit considers adding him.

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