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Aaron Ward A Cane Again

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

07/24/09 at 11:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired defenseman Aaron Ward from the Boston Bruins in exchange for forward Patrick Eaves and a fourth-round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

“With this trade, our defense really takes shape,†said Rutherford. “Aaron played very well during his time in Carolina and had maintained that consistency with New York and Boston. We envision him complementing Joni Pitkanen well as a defensive pairing.â€

added 11:42am, via the Boston Bruins,

The Boston Bruins have traded Aaron Ward to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 2010 draft pick and Patrick Eaves. Eaves is on waivers.

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Aaron Ward A Cane Again

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

07/24/09 at 11:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired defenseman Aaron Ward from the Boston Bruins in exchange for forward Patrick Eaves and a fourth-round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

“With this trade, our defense really takes shape,†said Rutherford. “Aaron played very well during his time in Carolina and had maintained that consistency with New York and Boston. We envision him complementing Joni Pitkanen well as a defensive pairing.â€

added 11:42am, via the Boston Bruins,

The Boston Bruins have traded Aaron Ward to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 2010 draft pick and Patrick Eaves. Eaves is on waivers.

Doesn't this mean that Scott Walker and Aaron Ward are now teammates? Does that mean Ward gets a free punch to settle the matter?

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cap move

Could be, and it'll give them just enough room to acquire Kaberle.

LeftWinger - I too would rather have Ward over Lebda, or Meech.

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I'd rather have Ward than Lebda or Meech, but that is just me...

I don't know if you'll find anybody that'll rather have Lebda AND Meech over Ward to be honest.

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I'd rather have Ward than Lebda or Meech, but that is just me...

Any day. Meech needs to be let go of, but Lebda plays smart. He doesnt often make a poor play, his points dont give him justice.

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I don't know if you'll find anybody that'll rather have Lebda AND Meech over Ward to be honest.

BINGO :lol:

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Its just too bad he was Bowman's whipping boy here, I don't understand why either. I wish the Wings would re-aquire him someday, of after this stint in Carolina, he may retire. Gotta love a Wolverine!

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Its just too bad he was Bowman's whipping boy here, I don't understand why either. I wish the Wings would re-aquire him someday, of after this stint in Carolina, he may retire. Gotta love a Wolverine!

Ward was fresh outta college, and was acclimating himself to the pro game - something Bowman doesn't have time for (it's been known for his preference of veterans instead of youngsters).

He more or less fell into Bowman's doghouse based on his inexperience; irony is if Bowman were coaching today Ward is exactly the kinda guy he'd want on his team.

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Good move for Carolina. That team consistently surprises me in that they seem to be pretty good at putting together solid teams without a big hoopla...

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I really like what Jimmy Rutherford has done this off season. Re-signs Larose, Cole and Ruutu and Jokinen, adds two good character guys in Kostopolous and Alberts and now brings Ward back for a winger who hasnt been effective since Darcy Tucker beat him up.

Dont know what Bostons doing, must have a trade brewing.

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I really like what Jimmy Rutherford has done this off season. Re-signs Larose, Cole and Ruutu and Jokinen, adds two good character guys in Kostopolous and Alberts and now brings Ward back for a winger who hasnt been effective since Darcy Tucker beat him up.

Dont know what Bostons doing, must have a trade brewing.

Me thinks the Bruins freed-up just enough cap space so Kaberle can be added...In the past Kessel had been rumored to be heading to T.O.

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Me thinks the Bruins freed-up just enough cap space so Kaberle can be added...In the past Kessel had been rumored to be heading to T.O.

Possibly, but it seems a tad strange that Burkie would come out yesterday saying Kaberle would be on the opening day roster, and then turn around and deal him, but again, it is Burke.

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Here's a question, would you rather have Ward or Stuart? They are pretty much the same players, yet Ward makes less. BTW, he is a UFA next year, wonder if there would be any inerest either way considering Lidstrom, Lilja & Lebda all being UFA's as well? Problem is, Ward is better than a third line paring....

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Possibly, but it seems a tad strange that Burkie would come out yesterday saying Kaberle would be on the opening day roster, and then turn around and deal him, but again, it is Burke.

Unless he's a mind reader - he wouldn't have known about the trade today...Is it possible he's trying to drive-up the asking price for Kaberle?...Doubtful, but Burke certainly is 1 whom is capable of throwing curveballs.

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(...) Lebda plays smart. He doesnt often make a poor play, his points dont give him justice.

He was great against Chicago in the playoffs when they played without Lidström, Ericsson and Lilja. Lebda got more ES minutes than any other that game. He's perfect for a 6-7th defenseman. Still many people in this silly place wants to trade him. You don't have to trade good players just because your buttocks are itching. I'm glad Holland isn't crazy like that.

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