Grimson, Haller storm off to Anaheim for Karpa
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes traded disgruntled forward Stu Grimson and defenseman Kevin Haller to Anaheim on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998, in exchange for defenseman David Karpa and a fourth-round draft pick in 2000. Grimson, known as an enforcer during his two years with Carolina, had said he wanted to be traded after Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford refused to renegotiate his contract. Grimson had two years remaining on his contract that would have paid him $500,000 a season. Grimson, 33, wanted a raise to put his salary in line with other enforcers. Haller, 27, played in 65 games for Carolina last year, recording eight points and 94 penalty minutes. Karpa, originally drafted by Quebec in 1991, was traded to Anaheim in 1995. He has scored 12 goals and 55 assists and recorded 963 penalty minutes in 323 NHL games.
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