Category Archives: Carolina Hurricanes

Are the Leafs making a push to land Eric Staal

Jim Matheson, Edmonton Journal writes … several National Hockey League people feel the Toronto Maple Leafs will eventually be making a big push for him

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Are the Rangers set to target Sekera?

Hurricanes want to make a major move

Bruce Garrioch, Ottawa Sun writes … Hurricanes GM Ron Francis wants to play Let’s Make a Deal

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Staal Trade Rumors continue to fly

Allan Muir of si.com writes … Eric Staal trade rumors

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Ward would waive his full no trade clause

Is Jacques Martin set to become the next Hurricanes coach?

Could the Hurricanes trade Eric Staal

Chip Alexander reports that Canes’ Eric Staal, Cam Ward not immune from trading block
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Hurricanes watch begins with rumour of Rutherford’s demise

In light of the news coming out of Raleigh that long-time Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford could be stepping down or moving up at the end of this season, you can expect there will be lots or rumours around the Staal brothers and Jeff Skinner, not to mention goaltender Cam Ward.

That could add to the intrigue at the June draft in Philadelphia. With talk Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler was available at the trade deadline and could be back on the market come summer, along with speculation about the future of Senators captain Jason Spezza in Ottawa, there will be lots of interesting names and scenarios in play.

Winds of change with Hurricanes?

 

The chatter around the Hurricanes is that general manager Jim Rutherford might be entering his final stretch at the helm. Rutherford is close to owner Peter Karmanos, but the Hurricanes haven’t qualified for the playoffs since 2008-09. The 65-year-old Rutherford must assume some of the blame for that drought. Rutherford has been too liberal with his owner’s checkbook.

Could the Hurricanes look to move Cam Ward?

Would the Carolina Hurricanes ever consider trading goalie Cam Ward, who has two years left on his deal ($6.3-million salary-cap hit)? They like Russia’s Anton Khudobin and farmhand Justin Peters gave them good work when rushed into the net with Ward and Khudobin out.