As of this moment we have yet to find out if Anthony Stewart has cleared the waiver wire.
I personally like Stewart and hope he stays, though I am wondering if he has a role in Mullers system. Of the moves Jim Rutherford made this past summer the Tim Brent and Stewart signings were the ones I felt would truely impact the team. While Stewart is falling short of his performace last season he is a steady player and appears to be well liked in the locker room.
Jim Rutherford has stated publically that the waiver is not due to Stewarts performance nor is this preceeding another trade.
That segways into the daily Tuomo Ruutu rumor mill… say that three times really fast.
Rutherford has also stated his hope to keep Ruutu, at the very least discuss the future with Ruutu and see if there is room for talks regarding an extention. The ball appears to be soley in Ruutu’s court. I expect by the end of the week we should at the very least have an idea of Ruutu’s future with the Hurricanes.
Once this week shakes out we should then see Spacek and Allen hit the road as playoff rentals.
This just in: Stewart has cleared waivers and is expected to be in the lineup tomorrow night in Anaheim. Not sure if Stewart figures into and trades in the next few weeks or this summer.
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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