Hurricanes Rumors: Martin Necas Linked To Pacific Division Team

The Calgary Flames have been linked with Carolina Hurricanes' forward Martin Nečas, stirring significant interest as they look to bolster their offensive capabilities, as noted by Trevor Neufeld of Calgary Hockey Now.

This comes after insider Elliotte Friedman indicated that the Hurricanes will likely move on from Necas this offseason: “Nečas, I have believed for some time. That one, to me, just probably won’t work out there. I just don’t think they’re gonna do what Nečas wants to do.”

With Flames GM Craig Conroy at the helm, Calgary's potential pursuit of Nečas is driven by the team’s ample cap space and the desire to inject more dynamism into their forward lines.

This season, the 25-year-old recorded 24 goals and 29 assists for 53 total points across 77 games played, coming off a career-best season with 71 points the year before.

Nečas, known for his speed and skill, aligns well with Coach Ryan Huska’s aggressive transition style, offering a promising blend of youthful energy and scoring prowess that could enhance Calgary’s competitiveness in the NHL.

However, acquiring Nečas isn't without its challenges, particularly concerning his contractual demands.

As a restricted free agent, Nečas is expected to seek a significant salary that might involve arbitration, presenting a substantial financial commitment for the Flames. This situation requires careful consideration, especially given the team's need to maintain salary cap flexibility for future roster enhancements and negotiations.

Over his seven-year NHL career, spent entirely with the Hurricanes, Necas has put up 97 goals and 146 assists for 243 total points over 362 games played.

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