NHL Trade Rumors: Bruins & Hurricanes linked to blockbuster trade

The Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes are rivals within the Eastern Conference, however this offseason, they could wind up doing some significant business together.

The Bruins are looking for help up front and want to become a much deeper team this summer, meanwhile the Hurricanes are trying to trade Martin Necas and are looking to find some more stability in net. Both teams also have a number of pending free agents to make decisions on. So what could a blockbuster trade look like between the two clubs? Necas heading to Boston for goaltender Linus Ullmark?

32 Thoughts co-hosts Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman were discussing the potential deal and mentioned these two teams have been linked to one another in the past.

Ullmark has one season left on his deal at $5 million against the cap and holds a 15-team no-trade clause. He used this protection to stay in Boston last season and denied a move to the LA Kings. Meanwhile Necas is a pending restricted free agent who is looking for a significant pay raise. Necas, 25, scored a 24 goals last season and ended the year with 53 points in 77 games. He also chipped in with nine points in 11 Stanley Cup Playoff game and showed off his elite speed throughout the postseason.

Meanwhile, Ullmark won the Vezina trophy in 2022-23 and has become an elite tandem with Jeremy Swayman for the Bruins. Swayman is a pending restricted free agent and is reportedly looking to cash in on a long-term lucrative contract, which is one of the many reasons Ullmark has found himself on the trade market this summer.

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