Sedin Brothers Posted December 10, 2015 Share Posted December 10, 2015 This has been pretty much confirmed the last two years. Still a great player, lost a step from concussions. Carolina needs depth. Quote to hang up the “For Sale” sign with their roster. The talk around the league is general manager Ron Francis is pretty much willing to discuss everybody, with the exception of a few of the club’s young players. “Ideally, there’s a handful of players they’d keep,” a league executive said. The players the Hurricanes would like to move are familiar. At the top of the list is winger Jeff Skinner, but he has four years left at $5.725 million per season on a deal that runs until 2018-19. We’re told Carolina would even be willing to give a prospect as part of a package to get the contract off the books. A decision on captain Eric Staal and goalie Cam Ward must be made before the Feb. 29 trade deadline as well. Both are unrestricted free agent’s next summer and many don’t believe there’s much of a chance that one or both will be back, especially if Carolina wants Staal to take less money and a short-term. Coach Bill Peters, who may be feeling the heat, scratched veteran forwards Kris Versteeg and Riley Nash for Carolina’s game against the Montreal Canadiens Saturday night. Nobody in Carolina is happy with the club’s lousy record and Peters clearly is trying to send a message with those decisions. “It’s my decision, for sure. We need a different look,” Peters told the Raleigh News and Observer Saturday morning. The Hurricanes could have a much different look after the deadline. http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/12/05/carolina-hurricanes-gm-ron-francis-would-like-to-move-jeff-skinner Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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