NHL Insider predicts potential RFA offersheet on July 1st in Carolina

Tom Banks
June 20, 2024  (10:18 PM)

Martin Necas of the Carolina Hurricanes.
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The Carolina Hurricanes are no strangers to a shocking RFA offersheet, and now one top insider has predicted they may be faced with one on their youngest star.

This off-season is shaping up to be an intriguing one in the NHL, with Carolina's push to trade young forward Martin Necas one of the top storylines. As of this moment, they've made it clear that they would like to trade the promising young player, but the reaction around the league is that they have set the price far too high. As Pierre LeBrun reveals here however, they're yet to receive any trade offers they deem good enough, despite getting some concrete offers.
Word is the Hurricanes at this point in the process have received concrete trade offers for Martin Necas but nothing yet they would say yes to should continue to heat up next week at the draft in Las Vegas
Now, LeBrun has come with an equally exciting prediction, revealing that an RFA offersheet could be coming the Hurricanes way, despite how rare they have become in the NHL.
Offer sheets are pretty rare but one thing I've heard a bit this week on the Martin Necas front is a few teams wondering if that's a plausible avenue if the asking price in trade talks with Carolina remains too high. Probably a long shot play, but something to file away
Given his age, potential and production, it's no surprise that Carolina will receive plenty of interest, and if their price doesn't go down in the coming weeks, a team could take a major risk and offersheet the young star, yet another thing to keep an eye on as free agency begins.