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Hurricanes and Canucks swap prospects and a pick

Sep 29, 2013, 12:49 AM EDT

Erik Karlsson, Zac Dalpe Getty Images

It won’t go down as a blockbuster, but the Carolina Hurricanes and Vancouver Canucks made a deal.

Carolina sends forwards Zac Dalpe and Jeremy Welsh to Vancouver in exchange for forward Kellen Tochkin and a fourth-round pick in the 2014 draft.

The deal works out to be a way for Carolina to clear some salary. According to, the Hurricanes had less than $450,000 in cap space. Moving Welsh ($850,000) helps clear his money and Dalpe’s $550,000 hit is a virtual wash with Tochkin’s ($544,722).

For Vancouver, they add more skilled depth at forward if not with the big club then certainly with their AHL squad in Utica.

  1. nb16 - Sep 29, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    not Chicago. Utica. Utica Comets are the Canucks AHL club.

    • Joe Yerdon - Sep 29, 2013 at 1:06 AM

      I live near Utica and *still* forgot about that change. Fixed. Thank you.

      • kaptaanamerica - Sep 29, 2013 at 2:58 AM

        With the way Canucks forwards might be going down, these guys might be needed.

  2. pavelfitzgerald - Sep 29, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    Apparently you shouldn’t piss off peple in Utica .. ..

  3. Lupy Nazty Philthy - Sep 29, 2013 at 2:19 AM

    LOL, could you fine a more unflattering Dalpe picture? Middle of eating the boards. A picture of Karlsson hitting someone is a rare find though.

    • kaptaanamerica - Sep 29, 2013 at 4:21 AM

      That’s cuz karlsson is usually the guy with the puck or fishing to one of his teammates.karlsson is the best player in the league when healthy.hopefully he wasn’t damaged by Cooke.

  4. lonespeed - Sep 29, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Dalphe was always good at the AHL level but it never translated to the NHL. He may be a serviceable bottom six, but this is probably a good trade for Carolina.

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