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.

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.