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Kent Hughes on the verge of making an offer sheet? It's possible according to PL


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David St-Jean
June 26, 2024  (5:56 PM)
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The experience of offer sheets significantly damaged Marc Bergevin and the Canadiens' relationship with the Carolina Hurricanes, but Kent Hughes might be considering it again.

Not only could he dare to do it, but he might target the Hurricanes once more. This would be a major situation, and this time, it might just work.
The asking price for Martin Necas is reportedly too high for other NHL executives, making the option of an offer sheet more appealing.
"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." - Pierre LeBrun

The danger of offer sheets is that the relationship between two teams can deteriorate very quickly, and the reputation of the general manager who makes the offer can be compromised.
If a team offers between $6.9 and $9.1 million to Necas, it would cost a first-round pick, a second-round pick, and a third-round pick.
There aren't many teams that can afford this, but the Canadiens are one of them.
Personally, I highly doubt Kent Hughes will go for a offer sheet, precisely because he values maintaining good relationships.
He will likely try to find common ground or change his target, but I don't think he would risk taking a player in this manner, especially since the Canadiens' first-round picks will still be valuable for another season or two.
The Hurricanes, on their part, have no choice but to lower their expectations. Necas doesn't want to play there anymore, and if they don't lower their price to trade him, they might face a bad surprise like an offer sheet.
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Kent Hughes on the verge of making an offer sheet? It's possible according to PL

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