The Carolina Hurricanes are hosting their annual training camps, inviting rostered players, prospects and camp invitees for three weeks of practice and preseason games before finalizing its roster for the opening day of the regular season on Oct. 3.

Free agent defenseman Jake Gardiner has signed a four-year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes worth an average annual value of $4.05 million.

With the phasing out of a lot of Hurricane players, that leaves room for new additions. Through promotion in the minors, unrestricted free agents and trades, Carolina has a lot of potential to either add new talent to its roster or fill the holes that are left.

The Carolina Hurricanes made their best push through the postseason since 2009 this season, though both ended in the same way: a 4-0 sweep by a team in black and yellow. It’s apparent, then, that although the Hurricanes are better than they have been in the last decade, they still need to improve.