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Canes for sale

Among the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch's weekly trade scoops:

The Carolina Hurricanes could be ready to hang up the “For Sale” sign with their roster.

The talk around the league is general manager Ron Francis is pretty much willing to discuss everybody, with the exception of a few of the club’s young players.

“Ideally, there’s a handful of players they’d keep,” a league executive said.

The players the Hurricanes would like to move are familiar. At the top of the list is winger Jeff Skinner, but he has four years left at $5.725 million per season on a deal that runs until 2018-19. We’re told Carolina would even be willing to give a prospect as part of a package to get the contract off the books.

A decision on captain Eric Staal and goalie Cam Ward must be made before the Feb. 29 trade deadline as well. Both are unrestricted free agent’s next summer and many don’t believe there’s much of a chance that one or both will be back, especially if Carolina wants Staal to take less money and a short-term.

Garrioch continues at extended length...

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  Tags: cam+ward, carolina++hurricanes, eric+staal, jeff+skinner, ron+francis

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