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05-16-2013, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by stickside View Post
why do some people always focus on the offensive side of things when evaluating defensive minded defensemen?

the canucks have no cap room. tanev is a steady, solid, reliable d-man that has tremendous upside. it's just my opinion that gillis needs to sign him now or else he'll be targeted, especially since the compensation for his anticipated salary bracket is a second rounder only.
You can't have tremendous upside if your a zero offense defensive dman.

He's a good player, could play a top 4 shutdown role for a long time, but isn't there.

To be honest, where Tanev projects and his anticipated salary bracket should be the compensation is nothing.


He should not be getting over $1.6m period, he's unlikely to crack $1.3m IMO.

3 years 3.6m, ending with one RFA year left.

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