Let’s continue our daily countdown, shall we? We’ve been keeping a close eye on the Travis Konecny and Ivan Provorov contract situation all summer, and been providing daily updates beginning on Tuesday of this week. We are now one single day away from the start of training camp and four days from the first Flyers preseason game of the 2019-20 season and these two still don’t have contracts.
There’s a lot of chatter about it today though! We even looked at what would happen if Konecny holds out. Let’s take a look at what Uncle Bob has to say.
PHI and RFA D Ivan Provorov working hard today to try to finalize a contract. Three and six year deals both still on the table. Talks continue.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) September 12, 2019
Well that sounds promising.
I believe both deals are done tonight. konecny will get 3x 4.25 and Provorov 3x6.25 AAV. I am not reporting those numbers but I firmly believe that is how it shakes out. https://t.co/nefQ3lBkEQ— Jason Myrtetus (@jasonmyrt) September 12, 2019
Ok, those aren’t particularly painful numbers.
Very strong sense that 9 signs today. Not sure about 11.— Bill Meltzer (@billmeltzer) September 12, 2019
Hm, promising...kind of.
Provy has been working out at #Flyers’ facility in Voorhees. TK working out in Ontario. Flyers hope to sign them today. We shall see.— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) September 12, 2019
Good, Provorov has returned from Russia, that’s good. Konecny isn’t that far.
The crux of the problem seems to be PHI is basing its offer on the fact Konecny has averaged just under 15:00 TOI in his first three seasons but the player’s counter argument is that he’s amongst the better even-strength goal-scorers for his age/experience over last two seasons.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) September 12, 2019
Oh. Well. That is, uh, bad. That’s bad. The ghost of Dave Hakstol is starting to really chap my ass. Well, with this new information, what do you think?
Will Provorov and Konecny have new contracts before Friday?
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Provorov will, Konecny won’t
Konecny will, Provorov won’t