The Carolina Hurricanes reportedly have received ‘concrete' trade offers for forward Martin Necas, but nothing that they would say yes to right now, and talks should continue to heat up at next week's NHL Draft in Las Vegas, according to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic.

Martin Necas is a restricted free agent this summer for the Hurricanes, and there has been much speculation regarding a potential trade this offseason. Carolina has a lot of decisions to make when it comes to free agents this offseason, and it is unknown whether or not keeping Necas is realistic with the salary cap situation the organization currently has.

In addition to that, there has been a lot of buzz about Necas potentially wanting a change of scenery and not wanting to return to the Hurricanes next season. It is not really in his situation, but it seems as if the Hurricanes are fielding calls and could potentially get to a place where they are comfortable trading him in next week during the NHL Draft. It will be interesting to see the types off offers Carolina gets and the potential destinations that Necas could end up.

The Hurricanes have to be smart with their decisions this offseason to try to extend their window of contention, and trading Necas for some valuable assets could be smart to help the team stay towards the top of the Metropolitan Division.

Who is interested in trading for Martin Necas?

There is a laundry list of teams interested in trading for Necas, so the Hurricanes should have plenty of leverage to get a good return. The interest is understandable, knowing that Necas is a 25-year-old forward who has a 71-point season in his career and has room for growth.

The list of teams interested in Necas is the Montreal Canadiens, Calgary Flames, Philadelphia Flyers, Nashville Predators, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, Winnipeg Jets, Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks and the Utah Hockey Club, according to The Fourth Period. It would be a bit of a surprise if the Hurricanes did not receive an offer they are comfortable saying yes to at some point this offseason.

There has been a lot of speculation about the Hurricanes using Necas to get some goaltending help, which makes the Bruins an interesting trade partner, given that the two sides have talked about a trade involving Linus Ullmark in the past. Maybe this is the time everything lines up. The Hurricanes need goaltending help, while the Bruins need to bolster their forward group.

Needless to say, it seems like we could find out where Necas will be playing next season in the next week or so as the NHL Draft approaches. It will be worth monitoring reports, as this could be one of the bigger trades to happen this offseason in the NHL.