The Best Deadline Trades in Carolina Hurricanes History

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SUNRISE, FL – JANUARY 19: Jussi Jokinen #36 of the Carolina Hurricanes prepares for a faceoff against the Florida Panthers during the season opener at the BB&T Center on January 19, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Hurricanes 5-1. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

The Carolina Hurricanes have made a good number of trade deadline deals over the years, but which ones were the best?

With the trade deadline very quickly approaching, numerous fan bases around the NHL are itching at the thought of their teams potentially making some moves. The Carolina Hurricanes fanbase is right amongst them, as the team currently sits in the 8th and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Obviously, fans are hoping that GM Don Waddell and company would be relentlessly working the phones in at attempt to improve the team, although with numerous holes on the roster to fill, it’s hard to directly pin-point any one move that would make sense.

With Petr Mrazek and James Reimer facing injuries, as well as the same situation for Brett Pesce and Dougie Hamilton on the blue-line, the Canes have multiple question marks moving forward. The team’s depth scoring has also been suspect, and could use some improvement or at least some consistency.

But today, instead of looking towards the future, we’ll take a look at the past. The Carolina  Hurricanes have understandably been involved in multiple trade deadline deals over the years, with some having panned out better than others.

As is the case from a usual sellers position, the Canes have had their fair share of good returns on some players. They’ve also added a couple rentals who really shifted the balance for their group. As always, sit back, visualize and enjoy.

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