Insider confirms for the Canucks and young stud Martin Necas

Cooper Godin
May 28, 2024  (5:01 PM)

Carolina Hurricanes forward Martin Necas playing at the 2024 IIHF World Championship for Czechia.
Photo credit: NHL.com

There's no doubt that Vancouver Canucks General Manager Patrik Allvin will do whatever it takes to help his club improve this summer and with the draft and free agency roughly one month away, things could get busy quite quickly.

Over the last week, there have been rumours that the Carolina Hurricanes may be moving on from forward Martin Necas this summer, who reportedly has requested a trade.
On Tuesday, while a guest on the NHL Network, Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman confirmed that one of the teams interested in trading for Martin Necas is the Vancouver Canucks.
"It better be Katherine, because I was one of the people who reported it and I don't feel like making stuff up yet today." Friedman said with a laugh when asked about the Canucks and Martin Necas.

He went on to add, "Yes, I do think the Canucks are one of the teams that are interested. Necas and the Hurricanes are at a bit of a crossroads salary-wise. His contract is up. I don't think there's any question about the skill and the ability of the player. I think the Hurricanes think he's a talented guy and he definitely is a talented guy. But I do think the two of them have a disagreement on what his worth is contract-wise. They've not been able to do it and I think that is why you could see the possibility that he is traded."

Trading for someone like Martin Necas won't be cheap. He's young, a restricted free agent and while he took a bit of a step back this season points-wise, has a lot of potential and would be a solid fit for any team around the National Hockey League.
Necas, 25, appeared in 77 games for the Carolina Hurricanes this season, putting up 53 points (24 goals, 29 assists), 42 penalty minutes and was a minus-nine. He went on to add nine points in 11 games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. After the Hurricanes' season came to an end, Necas headed to Czechia to represent his nation at the 2024 IIHF World Championship, where he won the gold medal.
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