LATEST : Kuzmenko's signing confirms Horvat's future in Vancouver

Published January 26, 2023 at 11:37

The annoucement just came in, the Vancouver Canucks have extended their Russian "rookie" to an $11M deal.

The Canucks were already stuck with cap complications and the re-signing will make their situation harder. There were two major free agent cases that needed to be dealt with and now only Bo Horvat remains.

Horvat's agent Pat Morris was in town for the last two days for the CHL's top prospect game and both parties could've met, but Rick Dhaliwal revealed that they'd missed on the opportunity, which is probably the reason why the Kuzmenko signing was only announced today.

"Pat Morris has spent the last two days in Vancouver and the #Canucks refuse to meet with him."

The Canucks have made their choice and Dhaliwal reffered to the Chris Tanev and Jacob Markstrom as comparable situations where the team didn't not make the effort to deal with this contractual situation.

The Canucks chose players twice over their captain, when they inked J.T. Miller and now Andrei Kuzmenko. As of this morning, Morris (Horvat's agent) still has not received permission to talk to other teams to facilitate a trade and talk extension.

Dhaliwal is certain that Bo Horvat will be leaving soon. The Canucks will hit the ice one more time against Columbus before the All-Star break. Elias Pettersson and Bo Horvat will represent the Canucks for the occasion and it wouldn't come as much of a surprise if he was to be dealt before the end of the break.

The rumors will be heating up again on the Canucks centerman, do you think that Rutherford and Allvin have played their cards right? Do they still have a play up their sleeves?
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LATEST : Kuzmenko's signing confirms Horvat's future in Vancouver

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