NHL Breaking News: Carolina Hurricanes Acquire Ian White, Brett Sutter

November 17th, 2010 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »
The Carolina Hurricanes and general manager Jim Rutherford have known that they needed some defensive help.

They might just have found it in a very well-advised trade today with the Calgary Flames.

Both teams have struggled as of late. The 'Canes have been outscored by a combined score of 15-3 over their last two games and have given up 60 goals on the year, tied for second-most among all Eastern Conference teams. Meanwhile, Calgary has lost six of their last seven games and have quickly fallen nine points behind Northwest Division-leading Vancouver.

However, the trade, in which the Flames sent defenseman Ian White and left winger Brett Sutter to Carolina in exchange for defenseman Anton Babchuk and right winger Tom Kostopoulos, might have positive outcomes for both teams.

Carolina will get a major defensive boost with White. The 26-year-old played three seasons with Toronto going into last year, scoring 73 points with a plus-five rating, fairly good for a bottom-feeder team like the Leafs. After putting up 26 points and a plus-one rating in 56 games last season for Toronto, he was traded to the Flames in a ma ...

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