Apr 11, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward (30) makes a save in the first period against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Trade Rumors: Calgary Flames Made an Offer for Cam Ward

Per reports, the Calgary Flames made a play for Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward at the NHL Draft last week.

Darren Dreger of TSN reported on Monday that the deal would have sent the Carolina Hurricanes’ 1st round pick (7th overall) and Cam Ward to Calgary. He did not specify on what would have gone back to the Hurricanes, but it likely would have been very little.

The deal proposed would have been a salary dump from the Carolina Hurricanes, which by itself doesn’t sound bad, but including the 7th overall pick in the Draft is a joke.

The Carolina Hurricanes drafted Haydn Fleury with that pick. He has the potential to be a cornerstone defenseman for the Carolina Hurricanes for years to come.

This report speaks volumes to Cam Ward’s trade value. It is so low that the Canes would have needed to add in a top-10 pick in the NHL Draft just to get the trade to go through.

If the Carolina Hurricanes have to choose between taking a deal like this and keeping his large contract for the next two seasons, I think the obvious answer is to hold on to Cam Ward.


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  • Ron Faler

    I am absolutely shocked at how difficult it is to move Ward. Who in their right mind would accept an offer like that? Perhaps after a month into the season, the Canes can endeavour into a trade once it’s clear which team’s starters aren’t going to pan out.
    I feel very sorry for Ward in all of this- bad timing, bad luck and some inconsistency has made things a struggle. I truly hope he can find a way to bounce back this season.

  • David Shaw

    Probably the 4th overall pick in return