Carolina Hurricanes: Are They Looking To Deal?

December 2nd, 2009 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter

The landscape for the Carolina Hurricanes does not look good. Marred in a five-game losing streak, the Hurricanes have looked out of sync, out of breath, and outclassed.

With a record of 5-17-5 on the season, the Canes look to have the “coveted” 30th overall position all wrapped up and, unless there is a drastic change in their fortunes, plenty of changes are coming.

There are many candidates to be traded from the Canes. The question is, how much interest will there be in Carolina’s tradeable assets? One player that comes to mind is Ray Whitney, who carries a cap hit of $3.55 million this season and is an unrestricted free agent at it's conclusion.

Whitney has amassed six goals and 15 points through 25 games, but, much like many of his teammates, Whitney carries with him a minus-eight rating. Clearly, if you are considering bringing in a player of Whitney’s ilk, you are not expecting a lot of defense out of him, but his one-dimensional play may make contenders weary.

Rod Brind’Amour has had another tough year. His plus/minus rating of minus-19 ranks him 754th amongst all NHL skate ...

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