One of the biggest stories over the weekend was the Carolina Hurricanes submitting an offer sheet to Montreal Canadiens forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi.
This is a big deal for a few reasons, one Kotkaniemi is a solid young player who seemed to fall out of the Canadiens long term plans. It would be a great pickup for the Canes if the Canadiens don’t decide to match it. Secondly, if you recall back to two years ago the Canadiens submitted and offer sheet to Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho.
Don’t worry the Hurricanes kept the receipts if you forgot it happened….
The troll job by the Hurricanes Twitter was gold and it got even better once we found out the full details of the offer sheet…
They did the exact same thing Montreal did with Aho even down to the signing bonus. But it gets even better believe it or not. Take a look at the side by side quotes from both teams GMs in regards to the offer sheets..
Absolutely incredible stuff from the Hurricanes as a whole and it made for a very entertaining day on Twitter in what has been a slow time for the NHL. Things will be picking up soon as we are just about a month away from training camps.
We will have to wait and see what the outcome is of this offer sheet but there is a real chance that Kotkanemi ends up in Carolina.