Category Archives: Carolina Hurricanes
Jim Matheson, Edmonton Journal writes … Since Penguins GM Jim Rutherford worked in Carolina, you can bet he’ll be all over soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Hurricanes defenceman Andrei Sekera.
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Bob McKenzie On if he sees Jiri Tlusty moving from the Carolina Hurricanes:“Oh yeah, absolutely.”
Jim Matheson, Edmonton Journal writes … several National Hockey League people feel the Toronto Maple Leafs will eventually be making a big push for him
Couple notes from our news segment: NYR — with McDonagh/Klein hurt tonight — believed to have interest in Sekera (CAR)…
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 2, 2014
Bruce Garrioch, Ottawa Sun writes … Hurricanes GM Ron Francis wants to play Let’s Make a Deal
Allan Muir of si.com writes … Eric Staal trade rumors
CAR G Cam Ward has full NTC but under right circumstances it's believed he'll waive. In any case, consider him available/expendable in CAR.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 16, 2014
— Louis Jean (@LouisJean_TVA) June 5, 2014
Chip Alexander reports that Canes’ Eric Staal, Cam Ward not immune from trading block
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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.
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.
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.
I’ve been told by a couple of teams that Rutherford is willing to trade anybody with the exception of centre Eric Staal and his brother Jordan Staal. Teams will certainly call about left wing Jeff Skinner, but he is one of the NHL’s top scorers and isn’t going anywhere.