SKYO wrote:It was sounding like it was all over done with, with all the talk about Mike Gillis saying he's pretty confident he will re-sign Tanev, but then Tanev got a agent and now it appears he wants more cash obviously.
Problem is on Friday he becomes a RFA and can accept offer sheets from an aggressive team who can offer a $3M-$3.36M per contract, with the Canucks only receiving a 2nd rounder in return.
If ol' Gilly can't re-sign him asap, I think Tanev with his value somewhat skyrocketing this past season, he could land the Canucks a young star winger in return, especially if included in a package that included Burrows or some other forward like the bible beater.
Anyways just spitballin', I think this is why they are still listening to offers for Edler so Tanev can move up to the top 4 full time, and Tanev will probably re-sign tomorrow now. ha.
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Jovocop wrote:SKYO wrote:Problem is on Friday he becomes a RFA and can accept offer sheets from an aggressive team who can offer a $3M-$3.36M per contract, with the Canucks only receiving a 2nd rounder in return.
Are you kidding me? There are lots of cheap replacements out there this year (buyouts + RFAs turn UFAs). Tanev is good but not $3-$4 m good... Anything over $1.75m is overpayment.
Rumsfeld wrote:Not surprised Tanev would want a shorter term.
If I'm Gillis I would sacrifice a little salary for a longer term.
4 years 8 mil sounds pretty good, especially two years from now...
Hockey Widow wrote:Hearing that Tanev will re-sign here. Term is a sticking point, not cap. Canucks want a little longer term Tanev camp wants to be able to test FA when his time comes. Obviously can't guarantee it but sounds like things are going well and Tanev wants to remain and the Canucks obviously want him back.
tantalum wrote:I don't believe the canucks will be looking for term that extends to UFA years. As soon as they start going down that path the money increases because you end up paying for those UFA years. The canucks right now have little cap space to play with and the long term deal will exasperate that cap situation. If I'm Gillis I'm looking at a one to two year bridge deal to see if Tanev can evolve past the third pairing guy he is. Given his offensive and size limitations I'm not sure he does. Even he does prove to be a reliable #4 he's never going to have a huge pay day (the thing one concerns themselves when giving out a bridge deal) because of the limitations he does have.