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Future star Martin Necas sent to Montreal? Big development emerges

Published March 31, 2024 at 11:38

Yesterday, during the duel between the Habs and the Hurricanes at the Bell Centre, journalist Renaud Lavoie made a big statement involving Kent Hughes and Martin Necas.

What if the saga between Montreal and Carolina wasn't over yet?

We obviously remember the Offer Sheet made (by the Canadiens) to Sebastian Aho and (by the Canes) to Jesperi Kotkaniemi.

Martin Necas, the next on the list for the Montreal Canadiens?

See what the TVA Sports journalist declared.

"This story might not be over yet"

Could the Canadiens extract one of the good young players from the Raleigh team?

"Martin Necas is a restricted free agent at the end of the season. What's circulating in the National League is that he's a player who would like to find himself with another team."

"Could he be the next player who could join the Canadiens?" - Via TVA Sports

Lavoie seems to believe more in a trade rather than another offer sheet at least for the moment, but it remains very interesting to see him link his name to the Canadiens.

Necas certainly has the profile to be the next Kirby Dach or Alex Newhook for Kent Hughes.

Necas, 25 years old, is a 6-foot-2-inch and 189-pound center who can also excel on the wing.

He is a 12th overall pick in 2017 (1st round) and he has 52 points, including 23 goals, in 70 games this season. He was drafted just one pick before a certain Nick Suzuki.

Last year, he had a very solid 71 points, including 28 goals, in 82 games.

The one who will be a restricted free agent this summer (RFA) has the absolutely ideal profile of a young player already excellent and who could blossom even more. The ceiling of Martin Necas is not yet known.

March 31   |   467 answers
Future star Martin Necas sent to Montreal? Big development emerges

What would you do, in this case, if you were Kent Hughes?

Nothing8418 %
Offer Sheet to Martin Necas7516.1 %
Trade Barron + Jets' 1st rd pick for Necas26657 %
Trade Mailloux + 2nd rd pick for Necas429 %
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