Hurricanes, Ducks ‘intensely’ discussing Justin Faulk trade

Defenceman Jake Gardiner joined Good Show to talk about signing a four-year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes and his time with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Jake Gardiner signing appears to have had a domino effect in Raleigh.

The Carolina Hurricanes and the Anaheim Ducks have had ongoing conversations about a Justin Faulk trade, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

Friedman added that the swap for the 27-year-old rearguard has been “intensely discussed,” although his contract includes a partial no-trade clause listing the Ducks.

Anaheim also wants to pursue an extension with Faulk, whose six-year, $29-million contract expires next summer.

Faulk had 35 points in 82 games last season. He has recorded at least 30 points in six-straight campaigns and has 258 career points in 559 NHL games.

The Hurricanes added to their already loaded D-corps last week, signing Gardiner, a longtime Toronto Maple Leaf, to a four-year deal.


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