In the hockey community, Martin Necas is a well-known figure. His chances of departing Carolina this summer look good, and it makes one question whether a deal isn’t close to being signed.
Dossier Martin Necas: “I’m not sure the Habs have what the Hurricanes want”

Recall that earlier this week, Frank Seravalli expressed his astonishment if the matter was resolved by Saturday.

The fact that the Habs appear to be involved is attracting a lot of attention in Montreal. It’s no secret that the team wants to strengthen its forward lineup, and Necas would be a wise addition.

Of course, if his father doesn’t ruin everything.

During Elliotte Friedman’s midday appearance on The Martin Necas, however, he made the following declaration:

I’m not sure what the Hurricanes are looking for [in exchange for Necas] from the Habs. – Elliott Friedman

Based on Friedman’s interpretation, the Canucks—who don’t appear to have what the Canes are searching for—are also in a similar scenario as the Habs.

Now, the question is: What precisely are the Hurricanes searching for? You would imagine they wouldn’t be searching for young defensemen (the Habs have no shortage of those), which makes me wonder if the Canes aren’t in the market for an NHL forward with experience to take over for the Czech when he eventually leaves.

For the most part, the Habs have nothing to offer until they give anything to Kirby Dach or Alex Newhook, for instance. That would be somewhat unhelpful, though, considering that these guys are a part of the town’s future.

However, it’s evident that the Hurricanes know exactly what they’re searching for. and that the cost is substantial. Though this is just conjecture, it would become costly if the team were to pursue a first-round pick and an accomplished forward.

According to Friedman, Necas might be dealt before the Hurricanes even appoint a general manager in the same area. He argues that it appears like team owner Tom Dundon has both hands on the wheel and that the majority of choices won’t be made by the team’s future general manager (which has turned off several prospects).

Though Friedman’s remarks imply that Necas’s prospects of joining the Habs are minimal at best, we’ll have to keep an eye on that.

Of course, a phone call can change anything. I wouldn’t, however, slap a plain $2 on it.

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