For all the defensive improvements the 'Canes have made this offseason, the pressure will inevitably fall on Carolina's offense to carry the team to the playoffs.
Led by a first line that boasted three of the league's top 34 point scorers, the 'Canes ranked 14th in the NHL in scoring in 2013.
In 2013-14, however, they're going to have to be even better.
With Elias Lindholm added into the mix, several depth signings rounding out a refreshed bottom six and a healthier overall cast of forwards, we expect they'll rank between seventh and 10th in 2013-14 with 243 tallies (2.96 per game) in 82 contests.
What kind of offensive contributions will each Hurricanes player make in the coming season? Compare their 2013 prorated stats and our in-depth 2013-14 projections on the coming slides.