Important update on Patrik Allvin's chase for Martin Necas: Deal far from done

Felip Gosselin
June 5, 2024  (8:33 PM)

Martin Necas standing before the crowd
Photo credit: McKeen's hockey

It caused a shockwave through the NHL when the young and skilled forward Martin Necas found himself on the trade block. Since then, he's been central to every critical trade conversation.

Half the NHL has already inquired

A forward with that skillset, age, and experience fits a profile that just about any NHL team could use. From a contender to a rebuilder, nobody is in a position to say no, and it only makes sense that most of the NHL's GMs called the Hurricanes on their 2017 1st-round Pick. Ultimately, it won't necessarily be the best offer, but perhaps the offer that fits the Hurricanes' ask better.
The NHL insider Frank Seravalli first confirmed the intel that suggested that the Canucks were amongst the frontrunners in this derby. It was later confirmed by sources that have proven more reliable over time, like Rick Dhaliwal and Elliotte Friedman. Seravalli came up big again today whilst on Sekeres and Price, giving a significant update on those trade talks.
Seravalli indicated that, while Patrik Allvin has been aggressive, the Canucks may not have what the Hurricanes are after in a particular Martin Necas trade. According to his sources, the Canes would be mainly after 2024 Draft Picks, the one thing the Canucks already parted with in various transactions, such as the Elias Lindholm trade:
"It's a real outside shot that the team that's going to be left standing with Martin Necas at the end of it is the Vancouver #Canucks...part of what the Canes are looking for, I'm told, is picks."

At the moment, the Hurricanes have taken calls on teams that have inquired, but they've also been calling teams that would have the assets they're after. To this day, many teams have two first-round draft picks, including the Calgary Flames and the Montreal Canadiens, who could use a forward of Necas' skillset.
If the Hurricanes turned around and were to welcome the idea of acquiring a 2025 1st Rounder instead, should the Canucks be open to the idea of trading away another 1st Rounder? Necas is looking to sign a long-term deal and just turned 25.
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Important update on Patrik Allvin's chase for Martin Necas: Deal far from done

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