The Chicago Blackhawks just announced that winger Dan Carcillo will be out the rest of the season with a torn ACL.
How does this affect the Hurricanes?
Over a month ago Chicago was rumored to be interest, or at least a possible destination for Tuomo Ruutu. For one reason or another a deal never materialized and other teams continue to line up in the rumors as destinations for the gritty Carolina Winger. One has to think Chicago, currently second in the West (3rd overall) in the standings, is going to stock up on players for a long post-season run. I would bet they would have to have their sights set on Ruutu now.
If I am Jim Rutherford my asking price for Ruutu just went up!
About the Author
Written by Johnny G
Originally from Virginia I grew up loving hockey. Once hockey came to Carolina it's been the Hurricanes all the way for me. After completing my degree at Full Sail University I moved to Raleigh NC with the purpose of working with Canesvision, of which I did and still currently work. I attend every game and have had the pleasure of being a part of many of the Hurricanes greatest moments, including the Stanley Cup run in '06. I like to take a realistic look at rumors, specifically trade rumors, and apply reason and logic to best break down the feasibility of each rumor. 99% of rumors are wishful thinking that align themselves with "sources," while few actually have a basis for the possibility. Though I am a Hurricanes fan, I am a hockey fan of all levels and hope to bring a universal approach to the daily news of the Carolina Hurricanes organization. Follow me @johnnyghockey