"Definitely trying to add more offence," said Tanev, still goalless through 54 regular season contests. "It comes with confidence I guess. I rarely shoot, so it is something everyone has told me I have to do. I've been working on my shot all summer, so I've got to get a shoot-first mentality instead of always passing."
Roberts is confident that Tanev can be an effective two-way player.
"I think he does have those abilities," Roberts said. "He's got great hands, moves the puck well and skates well. Once he gets a little confidence, I think that's going to be big for him. To go to camp and see that he's got that strength, and to see that he's got that speed and that ability to compete with guys in the National Hockey League, I think that'll really help him get off to a good start.
"I look for him to play lots of games for Vancouver this year and have a great season."
— That from the National Post.Check out more on that there. Apparently has put on 7 pounds, which still makes him "small" at his height. But let's face facts here: Chris Tanev is going to be a regular on this team. They don't call him "cigarette" for nothing. We have already seen what he can bring. It's his job to lose at camp. Remember, Roberts trained Cody Hodgson, and ripped Canucks' management last season over the handling of his little buddy.