I am wondering whether Nikita Filatov has worn out his welcome in Columbus and therefore might be a prospect the Hurricanes could obtain in a trade. Here's the SB Nation Scouting report on him.
Columbus Blue Jackets - Left Wing
Born: 1990/05/25 Age: 19
Height: 6-0 Weight: 172
Place of birth: Moscow, USSR (now Russia)
Drafted by: the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2008 (1st round)
- Is an explosive skater with slick moves and a keen ability to light the lamp. Has game-changing shiftiness and excellent offensive instincts.
- Must add bulk to his 6-0 frame in order to maximize his scoring potential in the NHL. Needs to work on his defensive-zone coverage and increase his level of intensity.