NHL Rumors: The Vancouver Canucks Cannot Go To Arbitration With Filip Hronek

Sekeres and Value: Frank Seravalli on with Matt Sekeres and Blake Value speaking about pending RFA defenseman Filip Hronek and the way the Vancouver Canucks could not need to go to wage arbitration with him this offseason and the notion that he can’t make more cash than Quinn Hughes.

** NHLRumors.com transcription

Seravalli: “I feel the comparability I made was a Corvette and a Prius. These should not the 2 identical issues. And by that, I imply not evaluating the fashion of gamers, however an RFA deal and a UFA deal are two completely various kinds of contracts within the NHL.

Sekeres: “Proper. Proper. And naturally, Quinn Hughes was nowhere close to unrestricted free company. He was purely an RFA when the Canucks re-signed him to $7.85 (million per season).

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Filip Hronek is one 12 months away from unrestricted free company the place he can be one of many rarest birds in UFA. You nearly by no means get a younger right-shot two-way, all conditions defenseman hit unrestricted free company. By which case bonanza, proper?

What I’m enthusiastic about is, you suppose he’s a seven and a half one million greenback man in arbitration …”

Seravali: “Yeah.”

Sekeres: “… this 12 months if  it will get that. What are the comparables there, Frank? You understand, what, what brings us to that quantity in arbitration.

Seravalli: “Counting stats. 35 even-strength factors. 45 factors total. 24 minutes at night time. I imply, then return and dimension up the market and take a look at the offers which were signed. I imply, he squarely matches proper in that vary. I imply, it’s, it’s a little doubt, don’t lose any sleep. That is what the arbitrator is coming again with.

Right here’s the issue for the Canucks is they will’t go down the arbitration path. It’s not all actually all that completely different than Pettersson within the sense that okay, you stroll him to ARB, which walks him to UFA, you bought to commerce him earlier than the season begins since you don’t need to be going into the season saying, ‘Man, we actually must recoup property for this man who’s such an enormous a part of our workforce. However we have been making an attempt to make the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup.’

So there’s a timeline to this and it’s, it’s actually earlier than a participant can file for ARB. That’s the deadline. That’s the similarity with Pettersson. And I feel thus far, to be honest, like I’m not presenting it as something apart from, it’s been completely established order. Every little thing’s on good phrases. To my data, I feel the conversations have been preliminary and the Canucks know they should get to work on this file, however I, at the least except one thing adjustments, I don’t suppose it’s going to occur between now and the tip of each time the Canucks are enjoying.

Value: “Is there too many sunk prices right here? I imply, is it a fait accompli that they must signal this participant? That they won’t commerce him for an additional participant below contract saying ‘Okay, we simply can’t afford it in our cap state of affairs.’ Or once more, they only meant a lot that they don’t need to cope with a PR catastrophe or, or the rest.”

Seravalli: “I don’t, I don’t suppose it’s a fait accompli in any respect. I imply, I’d say that completely different groups have completely different traces that they need to draw on the sand. If the Canucks need to stand on precept and say that is our cap construction, Quinn Hughes is our greatest defenseman and nobody is making any greater than him. Effectively, that’s high-quality. It’s simply that somebody, like as talked about with the ARB case, if that’s the ARB this 12 months, why would you are taking lower than that …”

Value: “Going ahead.”

Seravalli: “… and signal an eight-year deal when the caps going up.”

Value: “Proper.”

Serevalli: “Prefer it is mindless from the participant’s perspective. And so I feel the opposite a part of what you begin to get into after that’s the Canucks can be in a very powerful spot making an attempt to commerce him as a result of then you’ve got a man that’s already carried out the entire heavy lifting to get near free company. All he has to do is increase his hand and say, ‘I’m not partaking in any negotiate, negotiation with any workforce if you happen to require me and I’m going to market.’

All that does is totally plummet the return that the Canucks may get. They’re dealing most likely in 50 cents on the greenback and what they have been , in what they gave up a primary and a second.

And greater than that, I feel there’s actual threat for the Canucks, and admittedly if we’re being honest, there’s threat for each events right here in that he’s been such a terrific match with Quinn Hughes, and a no upkeep kind participant. It’s a threat for them to then must exit and discover one other right-shot man who clearly matches. But it surely’s additionally some threat for him and that wherever he goes, yeah, he may receives a commission, he may make the cash, however he may not discover a match the place he’s as necessary and priceless and productive elsewhere.

So there’s some mutual, I don’t what do they name it the unhealthy principle – Mutual Assured Destruction.”

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Serekes: “Destruction. Yeah.”

Sereavalli: “There’s, there’s a wholesome little bit of that, I feel, typically with this shifting ahead.”

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