It's finally settled for Martin Necas and a trade to the Canucks

Cooper Godin
July 8, 2024  (3:16 PM)

Martin Necas with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Photo credit: TSN

One of the biggest names reportedly on the trade market right now is Carolina Hurricanes forward Martin Necas, but for now, he still remains an RFA and a member of the organization.

That could change at any moment and while it's been reported in the past that the Vancouver Canucks may have interest in acquiring the Czech forward, it appears that they may not be a match anymore.
In his most recent mailbag on Canucks Army, Jeff Paterson was asked about Martin Necas and if there was any interest on Vancouver's side and he said that the team's free agent signings and money they've used so far may have changed Allvin's approach.
Paterson added that it could be a significant cost to acquire Necas from the Hurricanes, including pieces that the Canucks may not be willing give up and they might not be able to fit his contract on the books, making it unlikely that the two sides would be a match.
"Like most things in hockey, trade rumours take summer vacation, too. All that draft weekend smoke around Martin Necas and he still remains a Carolina Hurricane. For now. As part of the process, Carolina made the winger a qualifying offer to retain his rights and, over the weekend, Necas filed for salary arbitration. So we'll see where that goes." Paterson said.

He added, "As for the Canucks' interest in the player, it feels like free agency may have changed the club's approach. They were able to add pieces without parting with assets. Necas would come at a significant trade cost. And then the Canucks would need to be able to fit his contract on their books. Never say never, but right now, it just doesn't feel like a match."

Necas, 25, took a bit of a step back in terms of point production during the 2023-24 season, seeing a 25% decline when compared to the 2022-23 campaign. In 77 games for the Hurricanes, Necas had 53 points (24 goals, 29 assists), 42 penalty minutes and was minus-nine. He followed that up with nine points in 11 games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Do you think the Carolina Hurricanes will move Martin Necas this summer or re-sign him and keep him around to start the 2024-25 campaign? Let us know what you think in the poll below.
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It's finally settled for Martin Necas and a trade to the Canucks

Will the Carolina Hurricanes move Martin Necas this summer or re-sign him and keep him around?

Trade him88947.7 %
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