Hurricanes discussing potential Faulk trade with Ducks
- The Anaheim Ducks are reportedly interested in acquiring Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk.
- The two sides are in ongoing discussions about a trade involving the 27-year-old rearguard, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.
- Friedman added that details are still being worked out, and that Faulk has a partial no-trade clause in his contract that includes the Ducks.
- The Hurricanes reportedly shopped Faulk last June amid stalled extension talks, but they were unable to find an appropriate suitor.
- He’s now set to enter the final year of his contract before becoming an unrestricted free agent.
- Carolina is now currently in a severe cap crunch and have a ton of questions about the style of their defense.
- There is a significant hurdle that would need to be cleared in order for this deal to go through, however:
- Faulk would need to approve a trade to Anaheim.
- According to CapFriendly, Faulk has an NTC that allows him a list of 15 teams he would accept a trade too.
- Which means that a satisfactory extension offer from Anaheim would likely be required for Faulk to accept the move.
- The 6-foot blue-liner recorded 11 goals and 35 points in 82 games for the Hurricanes last season before adding one goal and eight points in 15 playoff contests.
- After inking defenseman Jake Gardiner to a four-year, $16.2-million deal last week, Carolina sits $1.5 million over the salary cap and will likely need to move a player to become cap compliant.
- This trade would make a lot of sense for both teams.
Justin Faulk vs Ryan Getzlaf Dec 7, 2018
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