Anaheim Ducks Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres Calgary Flames Carolina Hurricanes Chicago Blackhawks Colorado Avalanche Columbus Blue Jackets Dallas Stars Detroit Red Wings Edmonton Oilers Florida Panthers Los Angeles Kings Minnesota Wild Montreal Canadiens Nashville Predators New Jersey Devils New York Islanders New York Rangers Ottawa Senators Philadelphia Flyers Phoenix Coyotes Pittsburgh Penguins San Jose St. Louis Blues Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto Maple Leafs Vancouver Canucks Washington Capitals Winnipeg Jets
Magazine Schedule Rumors Rankings Teams Headlines Lifestyle Rookie Watch Ice Girls Videos TFP Radio Subscribe
Bookmark and Share
February 10, 2013 | 9:47am ET
Hurricanes looking to reshape blueline

The Hurricanes would like to strengthen their defensive corps, but Carolina GM Jim Rutherford is also looking to trade away from of his excess defensemen.

According to the Ottawa Sun, rearguards Joe Corvo and Jamie McBain could be dealt.

Sources have told TFP that Rutherford is looking to acquire a top-four defenseman, though a deal is not imminent.

However, with a surplus of defensemen on the roster, Rutherford could deal others, like Corvo and McBain, for assets that could be used to package for a more potent defenseman.

Several teams have extra defensemen they're looking to deal, but the only top-tier blueliner on the market appears to be Phoenix Coyotes star Keith Yandle.

The Coyotes are shopping Yandle, though a deal may not be completed until the April 3 trade deadline, at the earliest, and Phoenix GM Don Maloney would want a top young talent packaged as part of a deal in return.

Maloney would undoubtedly want Ryan Murphy, the Hurricanes' first-round pick in 2011, as part of a package, however it's unclear what other pieces could be included that the Coyotes would be interested in.

The Hurricanes will not consider moving star forward Jeff Skinner, and that might be where the conversation ends.

The New York Islanders are shopping captain Mark Streit, who could be a cheaper option for Rutherford and the Hurricanes.

Streit, 35, is in the last year of his current contract and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

Other teams will look to move their defensemen closer to the trade deadline, which will give the Hurricanes more options.

Fantasy Hockey  Check out TFP's partnership with
Extras  NHL Player Photo Shoots | Exclusive NHL lifestyle stories
Magazine  Get to know your favorite players. Subscribe to Hockey's Lifestyle Magazine today!

Join US



TFP Newsletter

Contact Us | Jobs @ TFP | Our Team | Advertise | Privacy Policy
© 2013 TFP Media, Inc. | All Rights Reserved | The Fourth Period™ and Ice Girls™ are registered trademarks.