Monday, March 1, 2010

Trade Deadline Targets: Carolina Hurricanes

I've been caught up in all the great Olympic hockey.  I'll see if I can crank a couple of these out tonight before all the craziness starts on Wednesday.

The Canes are a funny team.  One year in the playoffs.  One year out.  This year they're definitely out.  A slow start cost them the season.  A freak injury to Cam Ward has left them scrambling to find a starting goalie.  They're a good team that will be looking to move a few veterans, restock the draft cabinet and hit the restart button next year.  A core of Eric Staal, Cam Ward and Brandon Sutter is a nice start.

1. Ray Whitney (UFA 887,500)- His name has been linked to the Kings more than any other player on the market right nowThere's really not much more to say about him.  I can't see Dean parting with a first-round pick for 'The Wizard.'

2. Joe Corvo (UFA 656,250)- Remember Joe?  He's got a bomb of a shot.  He's been out for the majority of this season with a broken leg.  He can run a powerplay and drive fans crazy with his inconsistent play in his own end.  He can eat up minutes and wouldn't be a bad addition to the Kings 2nd PP unit.

3. Aaron Ward (UFA 625,000)-  He's been traded and reacquired twice.  The Bruins and Canes liked him that much.  He's a solid veteran defender that can eat up minutes and bring a ton of playoff experience.  He's a three-time Stanley Cup Winner.

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