Some unexpected trade rumors came in from Eklund at Hockey Buzz today. The rumors involve the Philadelphia Flyers having interest in Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ron Hainsey. You can find the article HERE.
The Carolina Hurricanes signed Ron Hainsey to a one year, $2 million contract this past summer. The rumor says that Philadelphia is very interested in adding a puck moving blue liner, and Ron Hainsey seems to fit their needs.
Ron Hainsey has played in almost all situations for the Carolina Hurricanes this year. He has been a very good player in the top-four for the Carolina Hurricanes, and he is signed to a cheap contract.
To think that the Carolina Hurricanes would actually trade Ron Hainsey to a division rival competing for the same playoff spot that the Carolina Hurricanes are competing for is ridiculous. Ron Hainsey is signed to a cheap one year contract, and from what everyone has seen, he seems very happy with the Carolina Hurricanes.
I’m not discrediting the rumor, but I don’t think that the Carolina Hurricanes would trade Ron Hainsey unless they got a deal they couldn’t refuse.
If the Philadelphia Flyers included a younger defenseman like Erik Gustafsson, then maybe a deal like that could make sense, but even then, it doesn’t make that much sense for the Carolina Hurricanes to part ways with Ron Hainsey at this point in the season.
A deal that would make sense for the Carolina Hurricanes is an upgrade. If the Carolina Hurricanes are looking for an upgrade for the top-four, then including Ron Hainsey could be a good idea. No one on the Philadelphia Flyers would really fit that description though.
The Carolina Hurricanes would not trade Ron Hainsey to a division rival in the playoff hunt like the Philadelphia Flyers. It would make almost no sense for them to do it. They would be getting rid of a top-four defenseman, and then giving him to a team that is trying to knock the Carolina Hurricanes out of the playoff hunt.