Canes want to sign "big name"

UPDATE:The "big name" might belong to a veteran defenseman. Sportsnet's Josh Rimer suggests the Carolina Hurricanes are talking to unrestricted free agents Ryan Whitney and Ron Hainsey, hoping to sign one of them at a discount. Whitney was paid $5.5 million* (salary cap hit: $4 million) with the Edmonton Oilers in 2012-13, and Hainsey earned $3 million* (cap hit: $4.5 million) in the final year of a five-year deal with the Winnipeg Jets.