Mon 11 Feb 2008
We are about two weeks away from the NHL’s February 26, 2008 trade deadline and it looks like business is starting to pick up.
The Ottawa Senators acquired forward Cory Stillman and defenseman Mike Commodore from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Patrick Eaves and defenseman Joe Corvo. In order for the deal to take place, Stillman agreed to waive his no-trade clause.
In Stillman, the Senators add some offense to go along with their top line of Daniel Alfredsson, Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza while Commodore adds a physical defensive presence on the Ottawa blue line. Both players will be Unrestricted Free Agents at the end of the season.
For the Hurricanes, Corvo is the key to the deal. Carolina has been searching for an offensive blueliner to quarterback their power play. Corvo is under contract for two more years. Eaves is a Restricted Free Agent at tend of the season.
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