Carolina Hurricanes & Vancouver Canucks Discussed Blockbuster Trade

The future of Elias Pettersson was getting very complicated for the Vancouver Canucks. Management wanted nothing more but to sign Pettersson long term, however the pending restricted free agent hadn't signed on the dotted line and for awhile there, no progress was getting made on the extension front.

Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff recently reported that the two sides were closing in on a long-term extension, however it sounds like there was some trade talks happening in the background just in case. According to Elliotte Friedman, the Carolina Hurricanes were poking their head into the mess and were open to sending a massive package to Vancouver for Pettersson.

There's some speculation the latest trade offer included Martin Necas, Jesperi Kotkaniemi and two first-round picks. The thing to consider too is the fact if it was known league wide that the Canucks were going to move Pettersson, the lineup would have been huge and the offers would have changed significantly as the bidding war began. The Canucks seemed like they wanted to keep things under wraps, which is why the trade rumors are just starting to surface now.

While this blockbuster deal appears dead in the water, look for the Hurricanes to try and land a prolific scorer before the deadline as they had troubles last postseason, looking for someone to score the big goal for them. The Canucks on the other hand are also in the market for another top-six forward as unfortunately, the Elias Lindholm trade isn't looking like a slam dunk to this point. 

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