Jimmy,There are no parties in Raleigh these days. One of their best players, Sami Kapanen, was given away to the Philadelphia Flyers Friday for forward Pavel Brendl, as always a work-in-progress, and minor-league defenceman Bruno St. Jacques.
This comes under the heading of salary dump, even if the Finnish winger, who's in such a scoring funk he has six goals in the last calendar year, is a Group 2 free agent.
To keep Kapanen's rights this summer, the Hurricanes would have had to qualify him at the same $3 million he's making this season.
They said, no thanks.
He's been quiet this year, think he'll pick it up now?