Defenceman Aaron Ward announces his retirement.James Mirtle, via his Twitter account.
"I'm not sure yet where I'm going to play. I'm negotiating with several teams. Of course we're mostly talking about money. Phoenix, Anaheim and Carolina in particular."Free agent defenseman Lukas Krajicek, talking to Broad Street Hockey
Cullen to Ottawa for Picard and a 2nd. Done.Bob McKenzie on Twitter
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"There will be players in that B group that we’d like to get in a game but just won’t get a game because of the number. At the same time, I would rather sacrifice that than play nine exhibition games and spend the first five games just filling holes with the guys and saying ‘Let’s wait until the last two or three until we get serious.’"http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=498867 So it seems Mr. Maurice may have had something to do with the sharp reduction in preseason games this year.
"It's easy to see Staal being a point-per-game player for the next decade." "[Ward] has the ability and temperament to be a star, but he needs to display it all the time."From The Hockey News Yearbook Top 50 players feature. Staal was ranked the No. 8 player in the NHL (behind only Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Pavel Datsyuk, Zdeno Chara, Roberto Luongo and Ryan Getzlaf), while Ward came in at No. 46, eighth among goalies. Staal ranked 19th last year, while Ward is appearing on the list for the first time.
Erik Cole re-signs with Hurricanes for two years. 2.8 million the first year and 3 million the next. More to follow.http://www.canescountry.com
The Carolina Hurricanes just announced the signing of Jussi Jokinen to a two year deal. Jokinen will be paid 1.5 million next year and 1.9 the following. More to come.http://hurricanes.nhl.com/