Media Release: Chris Tanev has been re-assigned to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL - *******/wc7CIP
Chris played very well while he was up though, do you guys think like me and think he shouldve had a couple more games with the Canucks?
I don't think the Canucks had a choice - combination of Salo coming back (too many healthy bodies?) and trying to keep as much cap space free as possible in advance of the trade deadline conspired against Tanev. He'll be back at some point soon, he looked better than a lot of our current depth guys have.
They were likely going to send him down for the All Star Break anyways. With Salo returning that would make 9 healthy defensemen. Someone had to go, and Tanev can be sent down without clearing waivers.
I dont understand the hate for Rome, he been incredible this year and done all that you could ask of him. I would love to see him back and I cant believe some people seem to try and compare him to Hamhuis or Bieksa or Edler or Salo or even Ballard.
My only concern with retaining Rome would be that he is playing for a contract this year, the most important one in his career and maybe his last.
too bad he is a better option than Sulzer/Rome who should be gone next year.....Tanev should definately make the team next year full time...
Tanev was good enough to make the team full time this year, but Gillis has stated that they want him to develop as much as he can in the minors. He only played one year in college before playing half a year in the minors and half with the Canucks last year. They know he's going to be good, he already is, but for him to reach his max potential the more minutes he gets in the minors the better. It's pretty much a given he'll be on the team full time next year.