The Carolina Hurricanes traded enforcing forward Kevin Westgarth to the Calgary Flames for former first round pick Greg Nemisz, a winger who has yet to turn into an NHL player.
At first, this looks like a pretty minor trade, but this trade could definitely be a set-up for a much bigger trade that the Carolina Hurricanes can do in the near future.
Trading Kevin Westgarth opens up an NHL roster by removing an NHL contract. Westgarth was a player that rarely got in the Carolina Hurricanes lineup. He was a waste of a roster spot, and his only real responsibility was to mix it up with opposing players. Westgarth rarely did this, so it was pointless to keep him.
Darren Dreger tweeted this after the Carolina Hurricanes trade:
“Seems to be more trade activity brewing around the Hurricanes. Could be an interesting night.”