Defensemen are at premium! and your guys' low self-esteem on the team regarding edler and tanev is rather depressing lol.
The Canucks could use another Edler and Tanev quite frankly for backup depth.
The only thing hindering a rock solid trade for Eddie is his NTC, even though wherever he's traded to would be only for a few months temporarily.
Tanev only has a modified NTC (8 teams he cannot be traded to), and Benning said he'll only move Tanev if he can get a younger dman who can play now is returned in the deal. Otherwise they'll keep him for another 6-7 years as he is still relatively young at 28 years of age and is one of the best dmen on the team, and yeah -> Hughes - Tanev could be the teams top pairing for many years
, like a Methot-Karlsson pairing
, where Methot stayed home on D so Karlsson can rush up and take all the risky plays to produce https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/ron ... rc-methot/
“The biggest mistake anybody [in the Senators organization] made was letting Methot go because Methot used to be back [when Karlsson would jump up into the rush],” Cherry said Saturday night during the Coach’s Corner segment on Hockey Night in Canada. “[Karlsson] takes chances. He takes chances and you’ve got to have a guy covering for him all the time.”
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