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McKenzie | Hurricanes open to dealing everybody but Aho

Chris Nichols

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(James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

From the outside looking in, there seems to be little doubt of Tom Dundon’s appetite for change with the Carolina Hurricanes.

How much actual roster overhaul might the team see between now and training camp though?

Hockey’s No. 1 Insider, Bob McKenzie, had a Monday evening radio hit on Toronto’s TSN 1050 and spent a little time in his segment ruminating on the Canes.

“There’s one guy on the team that they’re not prepared to trade – Sebastian Aho,” indicated McKenzie. “Everybody else – everybody else – is available. Skinner, you name it… Skinner is getting moved, I would think…

“… Everybody except for Aho (is available). I think Faulk is very much in play, I think Skinner is very much in play.

“Hey listen, there’s some guys – whenever they say there’s only one untouchable, obviously there’s a sliding scale of value where the price coming back the other way has to be off the charts.”

Skinner, with one year remaining on his contract, is eligible to sign an extension as early as July 1.

The forward’s cap hit is $5.725 million, and his pact includes a no-move clause in its final two seasons.

Faulk, also mentioned by McKenzie, has two more seasons remaining on his contract and that cap hit is a little over $4.8 million.

The defenseman does not have any trade protection in his deal.  

Source: TSN 1050, CapFriendly

NHL Insiders. 17-year digital media hockey career includes a combined decade online with Sportsnet and ESPN.

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