MAJOR | Bombshell regarding Filip Hronek and the Canucks: Already parting ways

Felip Gosselin
March 2, 2024  (8:39 PM)

Filip Hronek
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Now that the Canucks have dealt with Elias Pettersson, the contract extension are lining up for the Canucks and the next big thing, will be Filip Hronek's extension.

The Nucks acquired him from the Red Wings last season knowing that he'd be commanding a hefty pay raise and now that he's having a career year, it can only come true.
Frank Seravalli repeatedly stated that Hronek's next AAV would be starting with an 8. With Hughes being the highest paid defenceman at $7.85M, and the fact that his play has been inflated by Hughes' presence, would make it extremely unreasonable for the Canucks to ink for a long period of time at that price.
Dan Riccio and Satiar Shah disputed the Hronek issue, and Shah dropped a bombshell in regards to the potential relationship between Filip Hronek and the Canucks. Shah stated that the Canucks won't be affraid to send Hronek on his way if demands an extension out of proportion.
"I don't think this team is going to be afraid of moving him if the number he's demanding is way out of proportion."

Riccio: Seravalli says it's going to start with a 8.

Sat: If it's 8 mill, I don't think the Canucks do that.

Currently on the last season of a three year $13.2M ($4.4M AAV), it could be reasonable to think that Hronek would value himself close to Devon Toews. The Avalanche veteran has been Cale Makar defensive partner for the last few years, and at 30 years of age, he signed a seven year deal worth $50.75M. The fact that Hronek has turned 27 yet, surely helps him hope for that much.
After Hronek, the club has a variety of key glue guys also expiring on July 1: Teddy Blueger, Dakota Joshua, Sam Lafferty, Tyler Myers, Ian Cole, Casey DeSmith and Nikita Zadorov among them.
While it's a safe bet to Myers will most likely not be returning to the Canucks. Allvin would certainly prefer to Blueger and Joshua, especially after they've built an outstanding chemistry with Conor Garland.
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MAJOR | Bombshell regarding Filip Hronek and the Canucks: Already parting ways

Given that he's most likely looking at a 7 or 8 years deal, how much would you consider a fair AAV for Hronek?

Between $5M and $6M59934.9 %
Between $6M and $7M82047.8 %
Over $7M19111.1 %
Trade him, he's not worth it1066.2 %
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