Category Archives: Carolina
23-year-old defenseman Ryan Murphy has found his name in the NHL trade rumor mill lately, and Insider Darren Dreger was able to shed a little bit more light into the situation Tuesday afternoon while on Vancouver’s TSN 1040.
Just how serious are the Carolina Hurricanes about moving the blueliner?
“They’re very serious. He’s in play. He’s on the block, there’s no question,” said Dreger. “I was told earlier today there are at least three teams interested in Ryan Murphy.
Hearing that tomorrow is the day Ron Francis will be introduced as GM of the Carolina Hurricanes, replacing Jim Rutherford.
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) April 28, 2014
Luke DeCock of the news and Observer speculates on the many changes that are likely to happen this offseason in Carolina.
Doug MacLean “I was told a couple of weeks ago that Ron Francis will take over as GM in Carolina”
— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) March 24, 2014
With the NHL’s trade deadline arriving at 3 p.m. Wednesday, there’s no reason for the Hurricanes not to listen to any reasonable offer for anyone, including all three goalies and both Staal brothers. It’s time to start over, at least to the extent possible at this time of year.
Whether Jim Rutherford remains general manager after this season or not – and surely owner Peter Karmanos must realistically assess whether Rutherford is still the right man for this job – he is still in charge at the deadline, and his mandate must be to best prepare the ground for the future.