Insider reveals major blockbuster trade could happen ahead of game 1

Marvin Azrak
June 3, 2024  (4:35 PM)

Martin Necas, Carolina Hurricanes
Photo credit: Daily Faceoff

It appears the Carolina Hurricanes might be gearing up for a trade involving forward Martin Necas, and it could happen sooner than we think.

According to hockey insider Frank Seravalli, the Hurricanes are considering moving Necas before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Florida Panthers and Edmonton Oilers this Saturday. Seravalli even highlighted the Hurricanes as the top team to watch as we head into the offseason.
Seravalli: I wouldn't be shocked to see Necas dealt before Game 1 on Saturday.

(DFO pod)
Necas has been on the radar of the Vancouver Canucks since the Hurricanes were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs in six games by the New York Rangers The 25-year-old forward had a solid regular season, scoring 24 goals and 53 points in 77 games, followed by four goals and nine points in 11 playoff games.
I hope the return the Canes get for Martin Necas is a good one because I have a feeling we're going to be watching him put up 85 points somewhere else next season.
Drafted by the Hurricanes in 2017, Necas has shown his talent over the years, tallying 97 goals and 243 points in 362 career NHL games. With his experience and versatility, he could be a valuable addition to any team, including the Canucks, who might be looking to fill gaps in their lineup.
It's no surprise that the Hurricanes and Canucks could be potential trading partners, especially considering their playoff success and upcoming contract negotiations. Necas, known for his skills as a center, could be just what the Canucks need if they end up losing Elias Lindholm to free agency.