NHL Trade Rumors: Metropolitan Division Team "Have Called" Hurricanes About Martin Necas

The Philadelphia Flyers, despite facing significant cap limitations this offseason, have expressed interest in Carolina Hurricanes forward Martin Necas, as reported by Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic. 

Necas, a 25-year-old restricted free agent with arbitration rights, has emerged as a sought-after player in the trade market. 

Flyers General Manager Danny Briere has indicated a quiet free agency due to cap constraints, but remains open to strategic trades that align with both short-term and long-term team goals.

This past 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.

Briere's potential pursuit of Necas signals the Flyers' intent to improve their lineup where feasible. 

The Hurricanes, however, have set a high asking price for Necas, seeking an "apples-to-apples" trade, which poses a significant challenge for the Flyers given their tight financial situation.

Over his seven-year career, spent entirely with the Hurricanes, Necas has put up 97 goals and 146 assists for 243 total points across 362 games played. He was the 12th overall selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

With a trade expected before the NHL Draft this month, it will be interesting to see where Necas finally ends up.

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