Red and Black Hockey
by David Lee on 02/19/11 at 03:23 AM ET
The Ian White question was answered on Friday afternoon, and it was a bit of a surprise. The Hurricanes and Sharks orchestrated two separate deals, and it was they instead of the Canucks who were the Ian White suitor. One deal sent White to San Jose in exchange for the Sharks 2012 second round draft selection. The other sent defenseman prospect Derek Joselin to Raleigh in exchange for “future considerations”. I don’t think Jim Rutherford is done just yet.
I figured that the Canes would get something more substantial than a draft pick for White, but the fact that it amounts to a salary dump makes it look like JR could have a lot more up his sleeve. I don’t want to speculate any more, but I do think that the Canes could use a scoring winger. There’s only ten days left before the deadline, and anything could happen.
There were other more high-profile trades around the league on Friday, and Carolina had some much bigger things going on in their own barn. They retired Rod Brind’Amour’s sweater and hosted the Philadelphia Flyers in a thoroughly exciting game that felt like a playoff matchup.
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David Lee is a restaurant manager with an unused degree in political science. He can be found at Carolina Hurricanes games, Scrabble tournaments and indie-rock shows. Sometimes, all in the same day.