Hurricanes could look to move Eddie Lack in off-season after coach’s rant

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Eddie Lack is not having a good season. That’s not up for debate.

The Carolina Hurricanes netminder is 2-4-2 in eight starts and a 3.33 goals-against average and .873 save percentage. His struggles drew the ire of head coach Bill Peters this week.

Lack’s agent, Ray Petkau, responded with the following a statement:

“We have had an open and respectful line of communication with Ron Francis and Eddie has spoken with Bill Peters after the comments were made. Eddie is putting this incident behind him. His focus remains on making a push for a playoff spot with the Hurricanes.”

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman wouldn’t be surprised if the Hurricanes tried to move Lack following the season for a couple reasons.

“No. 1, he plays a style that the Hurricanes don’t really like in terms of the way they like their goalies to play,” Friedman said Saturday on the Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada. “No. 2, Eddie Lack is a happy-go-lucky kind of guy and Bill Peters is a very serious guy. I think that was a problem as they continued to fall out of the playoff picture.”

Lack, 29, has a $2.75-million salary cap hit and one more year remaining on his contract.

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