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LATEST | Allvin hints at Ethan Bear's next deal's value during year end media availability

Published April 17, 2023 at 4:36 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

Everyone knows by now that the Canucks made a steal when they acquired Ethan Bear from the Hurricanes for nothing more than a 5th round pick. The Right-Handed shot defenseman came at a crucial time for the Canucks who desperately needed help on the back end.

Bear gave a promising update when he was on Sportsnet650 earlier regarding his restricted free-agent status and his future in Vancouver:

''Everyone was like worried that I didn't have a contract, well everyone can take a deep breath,... I'm not going anywhere, this stuff will sort itself out''

Bear revealed that the Canucks had already been trying to sign him to an extension, but the Canucks' number 74 wanted to take a step back and wait. Today, it was the team's GM Patrik Allvin's turn to take a stand and face the media and he too showed confidence in the negotiations with Bear:


''During the year we had conversations and I respect that he wanted to take a step back and wait'' Jokes: ''Not sure he's earned a raise or anything"


As Thomas Drance pointed out, it's not a joke a GM would be making if the bases of this extension weren't good. Ethan Bear will be a restricted free agent this summer as his latest one-year at a $2.2M AAV is coming to an end, as Allvin pointed out. The defenseman will be commanding a raise, if a raise is indeed coming for the defenseman we should be expecting a deal with some term, possibly in the 3 to 4 years range, possibly around $3M. $3.5M? or more?
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LATEST | Allvin hints at Ethan Bear's next deal's value during year end media availability

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