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Proposed trade between Montreal and Carolina: it's a yes


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David St-Jean
June 16, 2024  (7:24 PM)
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Trade rumors between the Canadiens and the Hurricanes involving Martin Necas are abundant, and so are the proposals.

This time, there's talk of an offer that would be impossible for Kent Hughes to refuse, as it would be a real steal on his part.
While it's thought that the 5th overall pick might be involved in such a trade, journalist Trege Wilson, who is impartial from the Canadiens and the Canes' perspective, has suggested an idea and explains why the price would be lower than expected.
"I think that's too much as well the guy had 1 good season and averages 55 points at 25. 26th + Harris or Barron Canes have no leverage here and the stats to add up for a big return."

It's not entirely false that the Canes have no leverage. Necas will be a restricted free agent on July 1st, he wants to leave, and he will be eligible for an offer sheet.
The Hurricanes cannot afford to match a well-placed offer sheet. They would be in trouble.
They have no choice but to trade him before July 1st, and the other GMs know this well. It is therefore crucial for them to trade him before this deadline.
Although this offer is enticing, I don't think it will happen. Some team will certainly make a better offer, and the Canes' owner, Tom Dundon, is the one pulling the strings and does not want to deal with the Canadiens since the Sebastian Aho and Jesperi Kotkaniemi incident.
I would be very surprised if a trade between the two teams is possible in the near future.
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