The Hurricanes would like to strengthen their defensive corps, but Carolina GM Jim Rutherford is also looking to trade away from of his excess defensemen.
According to the Ottawa Sun, rearguards Joe Corvo and Jamie McBain could be dealt.
Sources have told TFP that Rutherford is looking to acquire a top-four defenseman, though a deal is not imminent.
Some names they mentioned; Yandle (likely to expensive), Mark Streit (not if the Islanders don't fall out of playoff contention.) But here are a few other names I'm gonna throw out there: Ryan Whitney from Edmonton (injury problems may make him more affordable but a higher risk), Robyn Regehr (Buffalo seems willing to part with someone from their backend), or even Mike Komisarek (who's recieved some harsh critism from time to time) could be potential guys JR looks at.