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Potential compensation for Filip Hronek revealed: Canucks could fetch a load


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Felip Gosselin
June 4, 2024  (8:57 PM)
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Filip Hronek
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The talks between Filip Hronek and the Canucks have been radio silent since Allvin tendered a first offer to the team's top pending restricted free agent.

A right-handed defenceman of Hronek's skills and experience will be worth a lot of money, especially as he's inking a new deal during what's meant to be his prime. The latest report suggests that Hronek and his camp expect nothing less than an $8M AAV through the next eight years.
Is it too much? Perhaps not, but it may exceed what the Canucks can afford for Hronek. Alongside the team's captain, Quinn Hughes, he did pretty well but failed to play up to the expected level when he was separated from his acolyte. As the conversation stalls and we get closer to the opening date of the free agency market, the possibility of Hronek receiving a hostile offer increases daily. In that regard, the compensation chart has been released, and the Canucks could fetch an exciting load.
$4,580,917 to $6,871,374 - 1st and 3rd round picks
$6,871,374 to $9,161,834 - 1st, 2nd and 3rd round picks
$9,161,834 to $11,452,294 - Two 1st's, 2nd and 3rd round picks
Above $11,452,294 - Four 1st round picks

Note - Any team trying to sign a player to an offer sheet must use their draft picks. The club that receives an offer sheet has seven days to match the offer or accept the draft pick compensation.

Viewed as the top restricted free agent on the market, teams could be going hard at Hronek. The chances of Hronek receiving an offer north of $6.871M is more than likely, which would then give the Canucks a 1st, a 2nd and a 3rd at the very most. If a team wanted to be highly aggressive and go above $9.161M, the Canucks would receive an additional 1st rounder.
Top 10 RFA defensemen ranked by time on ice last season:

1. F Hronek (VAN)
2. S Durzi (UTA)
3. M Seider (DET)
4. T Harley (DAL)
5. J Moser (UTA)
6. T Liljegren (TOR)
7. J LaCombe (ANA)
8. R Lindgren (NYR)
9. J Välimäki (UTA)
10. H Jokiharju (BUF)

A little over a year ago, the Canucks traded a 1st and a 2nd Round Pick to acquire Hronek's services. If Hronek were to sign a hostile offer, the Canucks would receive a higher return than what they paid a little over a year ago.
If the opportunity arises, should Allvin let him go and take the picks? Or should he match whatever offer comes?
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Potential compensation for Filip Hronek revealed: Canucks could fetch a load

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