Stillman, Commodore Head to Ottawa

Hurricanes acquire Corvo, Eaves in major NHL trade
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2008 11:35 PM CST
Carolina Hurricanes forward Cory Stillman (61) shoots in front of Atlanta Thrashers forward Pascal Dupuis during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Friday Jan. 4, 2008, in Atlanta. Stillman made...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Ottawa Senators have finally shaken up the team that lost last year’s Stanley Cup to the Anaheim Ducks. The Senators sent defenseman Joe Corvo and winger Patrick Eaves to the Carolina Hurricanes for winger Cory Stillman and defenseman Mike Commodore. Prior to the trade the Senators had only made very minor adjustments following last June’s defeat, reports the Ottawa Sun.

Ottawa believes that Stillman, who has scored 46 points this season, will help the second line's offense. They also believe that the move will amount to addition by subtraction, as defensive liability Corvo was shipped south. Carolina hopes that Eaves will be able to contribute on the power play and hopefully grow into a top-flight player.