Just over a month ago, the Carolina Hurricanes and their financial situation came under scrutiny when forward Sebastian Aho signed an offer sheet with the Montreal Canadiens.
While it's well known that owner Tom Dundon is loaded with money, his hockey team still isn't exactly financially stable.
The Hurricanes received even more scrutiny when it was revealed that general manager Don Waddell was working without a contract. When that become public, Dundon signed Waddell to a contract.
Now a former player is speaking out about the team's situation.
22 year old prospect Aleksi Saarela was traded by the Hurricanes to the Chicago Blackhawks this summer in the Calvin de Haan trade and voice his very strong opinion about the Hurricanes situation recently.
Saarela said that the Hurricanes are a mess of an organization and are far from being a leading organization. He added that nobody knows what's going on or who's actually making any decisions behind the scenes and the people that should be making them are scared to do anything.
The young forward wasn't given a chance by the Hurricanes last season but did register 30 goals in 69 games at the AHL level while registering 15 points in 17 games during the AHL playoffs.
Thank you Sami for giving us an English translation: Aleksi Saarela basically said the Hurricanes arent an example of a leading NHL organization & it's a mess. According to him nobody really knows who's leading there, and people who should make decisions, are afraid to make them. https://t.co/wZBF4FEBc4
— Sara Civ (@SaraCivian) August 14, 2019