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NHL Trade Rumors: Carolina Hurricanes Actively Looking to Move Cam Ward


Per thefourthperiod.com, the Carolina Hurricanes are “actively looking to trade goaltender Cam Ward“. Cam Ward went 10-12-6 with a .898 save percentage and a 3.06 goals against average in 30 appearances in the 2013-2014 season.

Cam Ward has two years remaining on his current contract. The deal will pay him $6.7 million in 2014-2015 and $6.8 million in 2015-2016.

The hardest part of moving Cam Ward will be the money. I think a lot of teams would be willing to take a chance on the 30-year-old goalie, but his large salary will likely scare off most, if not all, of the teams interested.

Cam Ward also has a No Trade Clause in place, but it was reported early in the year that the Carolina Hurricanes’ goalie would be willing to waive it.

The New York Islanders, Calgary Flames, Buffalo Sabres, and Ottawa Senators all finished in the bottom seven in the NHL in goals against average in the 2013-2014 season. They could all be in the market for a goalie like Cam Ward.

It was also suggested that the Carolina Hurricanes were looking into re-signing back-up goalie Justin Peters.

The Fourth Period also reported today that the San Jose Sharks are listening to offers for Martin Havlat, Antti Niemi, and Patrick Marleau. Joe Thornton‘s name has also been thrown around a lot this offseason.

 

 

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