May 11, 2018 | 2:35pM ET
HURRICANES LOOKING TO MAKE CHANGES
Justin Faulk, defenceman
The front office in Carolina has been completely reshaped over the last few weeks. Don Waddell and Rick Dudley are the new men in charge, as Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon has redirected the franchise.
The new management seems poised to put their stamp on the roster, as rumours are swirling about some of the team’s core players.
According to NBC Analyst Pierre McGuire, the Hurricanes are prepared to move out some “core talent.” On TSN 690 sports radio in Montreal on Monday, McGuire said that he had received numerous phone calls alluding to the team’s desire to reshape its roster.
Justin Faulk and Jeff Skinner, who served as co-captains this season, are the two most probable candidates to be moved out, as both have been at the heart of trade speculation for an extended period of time.
Several teams are in the market for help on the blueline, and with Carolina’s deep defensive corps, Faulk could be expendable if it meant bolster the club’s offense attack at the forward position.
Faulk, 26, has two-years left on his six-year, $29 million contract and owns a $4.833 million salary cap hit.
Skinner, meanwhile, has been brought up multiple times by other teams over the last few seasons, though some believe a change behind the bench could keep him around.
Earlier this week, the Hurricanes promoted Rod Brind’Amour to head coach, replacing Bill Peters.