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  1. According to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun, the Carolina Hurricanes are interested in adding right-shot, top-four defenceman preferably with term before the deadline. And Montreal Canadiens defenceman Jeff Petry, who fits the bill on all three counts, is high on their wish list. LeBrun cites a source who believes there's a 95 per cent chance the Canadiens hold on to Petry, who's signed through next season at a $5.5 million cap hit. But he wonders if Carolina could entice Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin into making a deal. LeBrun believes the Hurricanes could package a first-round pick and defensive prospect Jake Bean in exchange for Petry. He adds, however, that the Canadiens would likely decline that offer because the team does not view Bean as a top-four defenceman in the future. Bean, selected 13th overall in 2013, has seven goals and 38 points in 49 games with the AHL's Charlotte Checkers this season and played two games last season with the Hurricanes. Petry, who has nine goals and 36 points in 62 games this season, is listed at No. 49 on the Trade Bait board. LeBrun adds that the Canadiens will need to be "overwhelmed by an offer" to move him before Monday's deadline.
  2. Per CapFriendly, Jake Gardiner has a 7 team no trade list. https://www.capfriendly.com/teams/hurricanes
  3. I know Pesce got dinged up against Detroit on Saturday, but he did still finish the game. Now, why wasn't he able to go against Chicago two nights later? Are we taking our time with his "recovery" because we don't want to risk him actually getting hurt and ruining any possible trade with Toronto for Nylander?
  4. Look who's heating up and leading their team in points with 10 (5 and 5) and +/- with 8... Last 4 games for Jeff Skinner: G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG S Shifts TOI MTL OCT 25 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 22 18:04 ANA OCT 21 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 22 20:33 LAK OCT 20 3 0 3 4 2 0 0 3 23 15:31 SJS OCT 18 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 20 17:39
  5. From Spector's Hockey: "PULJUJARVI’S FUTURE TSN: Asked about what the future might hold for struggling Edmonton Oilers winger Jesse Puljujarvi, Darren Dreger believes it’s still a tad early to suggest his situation is coming to a head. The Oilers still feel the youngster has a bright future. However, he also noted Puljujarvi is being outplayed by rookie Kailer Yamamoto. He thinks it’s a trust issue between the player and coach and it’s up to Puljujarvi to try and improve it. SPECTOR’S NOTE: Some observers feel the Oilers haven’t done a good job developing Puljujarvi, suggesting they should shop him while he still has value for help on defense. While Puljujarvi’s in his third NHL season, he’s only 20 and still has plenty of time to develop into a reliable scorer. The last thing the Oilers want is another situation where they give up on one of their highly touted youngsters only to see him blossom elsewhere, like Taylor Hall going to New Jersey and winning the Hart Trophy. However, one also has to wonder if this could be another Nail Yakupov scenario. Until the Oilers figure that out, Puljujarvi won’t be going anywhere for the time being." I still think Faulk for Puljujarvi is a great trade for both teams.
  6. I'm a longtime reader of this forum, but I hardly post a message. Given this topic, I feel like I should give my point of view. As I've mentioned before, I grew up in the Hartford area and was a die-hard Whalers fan. I hated to see them go, but I remained a die-hard fan with the Hurricanes. As for the two "Whaler" games against the Bruins, I think it's a great idea. I know most Hurricane fans don't agree that this should be done, but just think about the additional exposure that this team will get. You'll have the major networks talking, the hockey writers debating, former players coming out from hiding...the results are endless. We are a small market team and we've not performed well over the past decade. Trying a new marketing idea that will definitely bring in the money, along with a new player and coach attitude, this can only bring positive results. Remember, any news is good news in the marketing world. Now, please correct me if I'm wrong, but has any other team in the NHL done this yet? Maybe we're the trendsetters here and you'll see other teams like Colorado (Quebec Nordiques) or Winnipeg (Atlanta Thrashers) pay respect to their past. Actually, that would make a very interesting outdoor heritage game...the Whalers vs Nordiques from the old Adam's Division. You can bring back players from these respective teams (Howe's, Francis, Dineen, Wesley, O'neill and Statsny, Sakic, Sundin, Forsberg). The NHL is always looking for new ideas and I think this would be a great one.
  7. I'd be hesitant to trade Hanifin this early in his career. If my memory serves me correctly, the Whalers traded away a 21 year-old defensemen who was the number two overall pick in his draft year. He's now in the Hockey Hall of Fame. His name is Chris Pronger.
  8. More nonsense from Pittsburgh... https://www.pensburgh.com/2018/5/16/17359910/penguins-trade-rumors-carolina-hurricanes-ownership-gm
  9. Wouldn't it be nice if Puljujarvi was the next Tyler Seguin? Boston gave up on him too soon. What a steal that would be for Faulk.
  10. Do you think it has anything to do with the Seattle expansion draft 20-21? I'm not sure what classifies a player as a rookie as far as games-played are concerned, but weren't first and second year players exempt from the Vegas expansion draft (Slavin, Aho, etc.)? Maybe GMRF is thinking ahead and making sure that none of our young prospects (Zykov, Foegele, etc.) fall out of the exemption. I did read a quote that Gary Bettman was keeping the rules the same for the Seattle expansion draft.
  11. I am an original Whalers fan who continued to follow the team after they relocated. I still live in New England and attend games in Boston when I can. I was there for the final game in Hartford as a 19-year-old kid. I enjoyed the playoff runs in 2002, 2006 and 2009. Of course, the Stanley Cup victory in 2006 was the sweetest, which finally gave me some closure on them leaving. Last season, I signed up for the NHL Center Ice package and have not missed a game yet. So, to answer your question legend-1, I'm excited to hear that TD wants to bring back the Whalers gear. I've enjoyed the first 20 years of the Hurricanes but wouldn't mind a little Whaler feel to the jerseys. I like the idea of the shoulder patch and the possibility of having a special home-and-away game with the Whalers uniform. I think TD has some great ideas with more to come. Oh, and by the way, hearing the Brass Bonanza last night gave me the chills.
  12. Also agree...Faulk should stay.
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