Flames acquire Eddie Lack, Ryan Murphy from Hurricanes
Rather than seeking out goalie fixes through free agency, the remarkably busy Calgary Flames instead opt for trades.
First, they landed Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes. Now, on Thursday, they helped the Carolina Hurricanes clear up their logjam in net by taking Eddie Lack off their hands.
Here’s the breakdown of the parameters, via TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Cap Friendly, and other sources:
Lack at half of his salary
So Calgary clears up its goaltending situation ...
The upshot is CGY gets a back-up goalie in Lack for $1.375M with a year left on his contract. CAR's end of it is financial housecleaning.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 30, 2017
Murphy, 24, was the 12th pick of the 2011 NHL Draft. He’s played 151 regular-season games for Carolina, collecting 37 points. Murphy has bounced between the NHL and AHL for quite some time, so you certainly get the impression that the Hurricanes lost patience with him.
It’s ultimately about savings for the Hurricanes.
No, Kanzig isn’t the former lead singer of The Misfits.
The 22-year-old defenseman was the 67th pick of the 2013 NHL Draft. He spent most of last season in the ECHL, playing six games with the AHL’s Stockton Heat.
Ultimately, the Hurricanes save money while sanding down their goalie duo to Scott Darling and Cam Ward. The Flames clarify their pairing as Smith and Lack, too. So it’s a pretty straightforward and beneficial deal for both sides.