Metropolitan Division Trade Deadline Preview

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Feb 25, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward (30) makes a glove save during the third period against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. Buffalo beats Carolina 3 to 2. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

STANDINGS:  61 PTS, 7th in Metropolitan Division, 13th in Eastern Conference

PLAYOFF PROGNOSIS/ STATUS:  barely clinging to playoff hopes / Seller

NEEDS:  To purge some players and get younger.

DEADLINE CAP SPACE:  Just over $6 million.

ASSETS TO DEAL: Ron Hainsey and Cam Ward are both rumored to be available.

RUMORS:  Other than teams kicking the tires on Ward, there isn’t much substantial going on in Raleigh, at least publicly.