[Ed note: This post was originally titled Хорошие новости, товарищи! Трямкин знаки с Кэнакс! which we're told had to be changed to Хорошие новости, товарищи! Трямкин подпишет контракт с Кэнакс!. Sorry about that, as you may have guessed, we are very much not Russian]
While Trevor Linden tried to spin gold out of this season's garbage results at today's townhall, this little bit of relevancy snuck in the side door:
Nikita Tryamkin has come to an agreement with #Canucks, he's en route to Vancouver.— Aivis Kalniņš (@A_Kalnins) March 4, 2016
Tryamkin was Vancouver's 3rd round selection (66th overall) in the 2014 draft, a guy that at the time our own VanCityDan called his favorite pick of the draft:
With their own 3rd round pick the Canucks took a player that may end up comparing to Zdeno Chara in the "Boston Model" that it looks like we are following. He is massive, at 6'7", and a what has been reported from 228 lbs on his official numbers at NHL.com.
It's true, on a team that has Biega at 5'10'' as the smallest defender, and their cornerstone Edler at 6'3'', Nikita strolls in and towers over all of them. Assuming, that is, that he actually makes the team due to some existing cap issues.