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A2Y- Filip Hornek Traded To Vancouver

03/01/2023 at 4:53pm EST


Also, maybe they plan to flip those picks for someone else they’re targeting. 


Wigs have two first round picks in this year's draft plus three in the 2nd round.


Its the Islander's pick and it becomes an unprotected 2024 1st round pick if it is in the top 12.

I don't think Yzerman is done, maybe he offloads Bert for picks and uses them in teh summer for roster talent.  I've always thought we'd be a surprise landing spot for Chykrun, dude can't stay healthy though, still would not shock me to see him pull that off.  

Does Edvinsson get called up?  What's the 9 game status with him, is that a concern?


from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

The deal gives the Wings their own and the New York Islanders' first-round picks in 2023 (there's a thread to be pulled there: The Canucks got the Islanders' pick as part of the Bo Horvat deal, who was someone the Wings targeted as a possible acquisition.)

The deal also gives the Wings three picks in the second round: Their own, the St. Louis Blues' pick from last year's trade-deadline deal, and the Canucks.

Yzerman may use his plethora of picks to move up in the draft, like he did with the first-round pick he got from the Washington Capitals in the Anthony Mantha trade (to draft goaltender Sebastian Cossa), or he could use them to swing a deal for a player.


There is now online chatter of the Wings making a move for Jakob Chychrun, they have the assets to do so.


We're now down to one legitimate NHL RHD, so yeah, there's more to come. 


DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today acquired a conditional first-round selection and a second-round pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for defenseman Filip Hronek and a fourth-round pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft.
Hronek, 25, skated in 60 games with the Red Wings this season and ranks among the team leaders with nine goals (8th), 29 assists (2nd), 38 points (T2nd), a plus-eight rating (2nd), 34 penalty minutes (4th), four power play goals (T4th), 16 power play points (T2nd), 122 shots (4th) and 21:32 average time on ice (2nd). Originally selected by Detroit in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Hronek recorded 156 points (30-126-156) and 162 penalty minutes in 305 games with the Red Wings since 2018-19. The Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, native began the 2020-21 campaign with his hometown club in the Czech Extraliga, notching 23 points (10-13-23) and 18 penalty minutes in 22 games. Hronek previously spent parts of three seasons with the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins, racking up 65 points (19-46-65), a plus-25 rating and 93 penalty minutes in 108 games with the team from 2016-19. He earned a spot on the 2018 AHL All-Rookie Team in his first full AHL campaign. Prior to turning professional in North America, Hronek spent one season with the Ontario Hockey League's Saginaw Spirit, where he was named an OHL Third-Team All-Star after tallying 61 points (14-47-61) in 59 contests. On the international stage, Hronek has represented his country at each of the last four IIHF World Championships, tallying 20 points (5-15-20) in 35 games. He won a bronze medal with the Czechs in 2022 and was named Best Defenseman at the 2019 tournament after leading all blueliners with 11 points (3-8-11) in 10 appearances. Hronek also competed in back-to-back IIHF World Junior Championships in 2016 and 2017, collecting six points (2-4-6) in 10 games.
The Red Wings have now accumulated 17 draft picks in the next two NHL Entry Drafts, including three first-round selections and four second-round picks.


WOW. Surprised by this trade, but Yzerman wheeling and dealing.


Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Patrik Allvin announced today that the club has acquired defenceman Filip Hronek and a 2023 fourth-round draft pick (Detroit) from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a 2023 conditional first-round draft pick (New York Islanders) and Vancouver's own 2023 second-round draft pick.

"We are excited to add a 25-year-old right-shot defenceman who handles the puck well and possesses a strong two-way game," said Allvin. "He has steadily progressed throughout his time in Detroit to show that he is a top pairing defenceman in this league. We are happy to continue to add younger pieces to build out the core of this team."

Hronek, 25, has appeared in all 60 games for the Red Wings this season, so far matching a career-high 38 points (9-29-38) and +8 plus-minus rating, in addition to recording 34 penalty minutes. Prior to being acquired by Vancouver, he ranked first among all Red Wings defencemen in almost all offensive categories this season, including goals, assists, points, power play goals (4) and power play points (16), and also ranked tied for second in points among all Detroit skaters.

The 6'0", 190-pound defenceman has previously spent all five seasons of his NHL career with Detroit, accumulating 156 points (30-126-156) and 162 penalty minutes across 305 regular season games. He began his professional career with the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) in 2017, eventually tallying 65 points (19-46-65), 93 penalty minutes, and a +25 rating in 108 regular season games. Additionally, Hronek played 12 AHL playoff games with the Griffins across three seasons highlighted by a Calder Cup Championship in 2017.

A product of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, Hronek has represented his country on several occasions, including four World Championships (2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 - Gold) as well as two consecutive IIHF World Junior Championships tournaments in 2016 and 2017.

Hronek was originally selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the second round, 53rd overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.


Figured the Larks signing would be the first shoe to fall with more moves to come. IMH,I would of traded Cheriot instead of Hronek but trust the Yzerplan. 


Agreed CG. It seemed like Hronek was finally turning the corner. He had some bad gaffes the last few games but he has been much better this season under Lalonde 


via Max Bultman of The Athletic ($),

Why did the Red Wings trade Hronek?

We have yet to hear from general manager Steve Yzerman, but the most logical answer would have something to do with Hronek’s breakout year and it’s timing with relation to his contract. Hronek has exploded for nine goals and 38 points in 60 games this season, with one year remaining on his current contract at a $4.4 million AAV. That production will give him grounds for a substantial raise.

If the Red Wings did not want to be the ones to pay that raise, then moving him now makes sense, especially for a return that includes both a first and second round pick. The first-rounder is the same pick Vancouver got from the Islanders in the Horvat trade, and is top-12 protected, but there is now potential for Detroit to have two picks in the top 20 of this draft.


I am not so much surprised SY moved Hronek, but surprised where he is moved, non playoff team.


Why the Canucks should have avoided trading for an expensive piece like Filip Hronek

That's the headline of The Athletic-Vancouver ($)


Not surprised that he was moved, but to VAN?  Whuh...

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