2012 Off Season Discussion in Hurricanes Talk Posted June 20, 2012 · Report reply Despite the past, I really feel JR will make some sort of move this offseason for someone who isn't just a 20 goal scorer or a guy past his prime. There is all this talk about Rick Nash and Zach Parise, but I don't think anyone is realizing they might not be the best guys available..First off, I'd like to say a big NO on Alex Semin. Yes, he can put up points and he is somewhat of a star player, but he is not a team player and he would definitely not help the team moral nor help in the locker room. He is inconsistent, lazy, and really can cause problems. Overpaying him and giving him a multiyear deal would be a big mistake and JR knows that. Now if we can sign Parise great, but that probably won't happen. Nash's asking price is too high so I wouldn't go after him. The guy I'm looking at who has been involved in trade rumors before if Evander Kane who I think would be the best out of everyone anyways. In 74 games, he scored 30 goals and had 57 points and that was with a poorly offensive team in Winnipeg. May I also remind you that he is 21 years old...that gives him probably 10 years in his prime. Imagine what he could do with Staal and as he continues to develop and become better. Bobby Ryan would also be good and don't be suprised to see Ray Whitney again as he has expressed desire to retire here..On a final note, I'd love to sign 2 gritty 4th line players who can hit and drop the gloves whenever. I like Shawn Thornton, Brandon Prust, and Taylor Pyatt as possible guys. Just my thoughts...Also, with the 8th pick I'm all for Teuvo Teravainen as he will become a star despite his small frame (only 17, could still grow and will game muscle mass). If he isn't there and no one falls to us, trade the pick.