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Will Khudobin or Peters be traded this week?

Dec 17, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT

Interesting tidbit here from the CBC’s Elliotte Friedman in his weekly 30 Thoughts column:

Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford threw cold water on rumblings that Cam Ward might be the goalie he moves. Rutherford wouldn’t comment further, but it is believed he will work to move either Anton Khudobin or Justin Peters by this week’s trade freeze.

Both Khudobin and Peters are 27-year-old pending unrestricted free agents. Neither is waiver exempt, so trying to send one to the AHL would come with the risk of losing the player without compensation. Rutherford has already said he won’t do that.

The holiday trade freeze runs Dec. 19-26.


  1. rushledger - Dec 17, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    It’s a tough decision, I think they should pull the trigger on ward, he’s hurt often and his best years may be behind him, easy for me to say but they may not be easy for gm to pull off moving a big contract and the MVP of your cup team even if it was 6 1/2 years ago.

    • lonespeed - Dec 17, 2013 at 5:37 PM

      Often injured because he plays a ton. The leg injury he sustained last year was a fluke. He was run into by a sliding Eric Staal. Anyone would have been injured on that play who was caught standing there. Furthermore, Ward is only 29. How many goalies have there career years in there mid-30’s? A lot.

  2. checkcasher - Dec 17, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Trade Ward to Chicago.

    • hawksin5 - Dec 17, 2013 at 8:27 PM

      too expensive and contract too much.

  3. jacketsfan7 - Dec 17, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Ward to Calgary?

    • faulkingallstar - Dec 17, 2013 at 10:39 PM

      to bad they have nothing to offer

  4. tjvalley - Dec 17, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Ward to islanders.

  5. alicesrightfootesq - Dec 17, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Ward to Edmonton.

  6. LampyB - Dec 17, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    He’ll move khudobin or peters as the article implied. Ward is their no. 1 and the others are solid backups but they only need one. Peters is moved if he can get a good deal from a club looking for a young guy. Khudobin is moved to a team with injuries that needs an awesome backup that can play a starter role when needed.

    Im betting no go for edmonton.

  7. faulkingallstar - Dec 17, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Rutherford already said ward will not be traded, not sure why everyone is getting all excited thinking their team will get him. As a canes fan its obvious to see the potential in him. If he can find some consistency he can be a top 5 goalie, instead for 5 games he plays out of his mind then the next 5 he looks like a AHL backup. Give him some time to get into a groove and he’ll be fine

  8. bigx21 - Dec 18, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Cam Ward for Rick DiPietro lol. Both send to AHL!!

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