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On Saturday, the Hurricanes had a much better showing than they did on Friday. Against the defending Southeast Division champion Capitals, they forced overtime to earn a standings point.
For the second game in as many days, the Hurricanes scored the first goal, but couldn’t put one in the “win” column. For the second game in as many days, Jussi Jokinen took a penalty that ended up being really costly. Apart from that, it was a very different game from the one against the Lightning.
Just seconds after the Tomas Kaberle acquisition, the Hurricanes traded away the guy who had been the “old man” on the blue line when they sent Joe Corvo to the Bruins for a fourth round draft pick.
I knew something must have been up for that brand-name acquisition to have happened. Corvo was in the final year of a contract that will pay him $2.25M in 2011-12. In the end, Carolina is taking on $2M in salary. But I still don’t think they’re done. They still need to acquire a forward.
It was just reported that defenseman Tomas Kaberle, brother of former Hurricane Frantisek Kaberle, has signed a three-year deal with the Hurricanes for $12.75M.
Another offensive defenseman?
I guess this precludes the re-signing of depth defenseman Derek Joslin. It also suggests that there might be a trade in the works. More details later.