Devils look to the Hurricane
The New Jersey Devils are rumored to be talking to the Carolina Hurricanes for the next big trade. Rod Brind’amour is the player the Devils have their eye on right now. Carolina is looking to move Brind’amour because of the fact that he has 2 years left on his contract that would see him be payed 5 million dollars in each of the next 2 seasons with an option for a third year at 4 million.
Meanwhile the Devils would like to trade forward Jeff Friesen to the Hurricanes for Brind’amour. Friesen will become a restricted free agent this summer and could keep his 3 million dollar salary by accepting a qualifying offer. Friesen has 22 points in 49 games this season for the Devils while Brind’amour has just 16 points in just as many games for the Hurricanes.
Besides Carolina, Brind’amour has also played for the Flyers and Blues. Friesen has played for Sharks and the Mighty Ducks before he was traded to New Jersey.
Peter Bondra is also popping up in rumors to New Jersey as well as Ottawa. The Capitals are asking for a young prospect preferably a defencemen and a draft pick.Ottawa has already offered the Capitals combinations of players such as Petr Schastlivy, Antoine Vermette and Shane Hnidy as well as draft pick.