“Zadorov aint going back” “Overpay of the century”: NHL fans react as Canucks re-sign Filip Hronek to massive $58 million deal

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“Zadorov aint going back” “Overpay of the century”: NHL fans react as Canucks re-sign Filip Hronek to massive $58 million deal

Defenseman Filip Hronek has agreed to a massive new deal with the Vancouver Canucks, insider Frank Seravalli reports. According to Seravalli, the deal is worth $58 million over eight years, with an annual cap hit of $7.25 million per season.

While the news is welcome among Vancouver Canucks fans, fan reaction has been mixed. Here is a look at the flurry of fan reactions following the major re-signing.

One fan opined:

Another one chimed in:

One fan weighed in:

Meanwhile, not all fan reactions have questioned the Filip Hronek deal. Some showed their support and optimism for this deal.

One fan wrote:

"Comes in basically as expected. Good work by both sides to get this deal done."

Another fan chimed in:

"That’s a good contract."

One fan weighed in:

"Good signing legit top 4 RHD in his prime who easily could have gotten 8+."

The Filip Hronek signing marks the beginning of what is expected to be a busy offseason for the Vancouver Canucks. The franchise is looking to build on a successful regular season. Despite the disappointing end to their playoff run, the Canucks hope the Hronek signing can kick off a string of positive moves.

Filip Hronek’s signing is not the only one on Canucks’ radar

While the Filip Hronek signing is a major step in the right direction, the Vancouver Canucks are far from done. According to Seravalli, the Canucks appear to be major players for free-agent forward Jake Guentzel.

Seravalli reported that the Canucks were close to a deal for Guentzel at the deadline. However, the Pittsburgh Penguins eventually dealt the forward to the Carolina Hurricanes. Nevertheless, Seravalli speculates that Guentzel will not re-sign in Carolina.

That’s big news for the Canucks.

Seravalli asserts that Guentzel’s familiarity with much of the Vancouver Canucks’ coaching staff and management could play a big role in his decision. Guentzel is familiar with coach Rick Tocchet and knows management executives Jim Rutherford and Patrik Allvin from their days in Pittsburgh.

However, the Filip Hronek signing may complicate financial matters somewhat for the Canucks. The club will need to ensure they can fit Guentzel’s new contract under the cap. Otherwise, another team could make a much more competitive offer, with regard to terms and money.

Regardless, don’t expect the Canucks to stand pat. The franchise will look to bolster its lineup, with Guentzel becoming a potentially significant piece in the plan moving forward.

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Edited by Piyush Bisht
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