Canucks fans could be products of a broken home pretty soon.
Reports from The Athletic Pittsburgh suggest that Chris Tanev, beloved father figure on the Vancouver Canucks, could be leaving for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Whispers are it will be a 5x5 deal.
Rumours from Rossi/Yohe of the Athletic that the Penguins would be interested in signing Chris Tanev to a five-year contract at raise over his current cap hit. I think that would be a really really bad idea. pic.twitter.com/3GouG5K9ey— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) September 22, 2020
The #fancystats tweet above is a great illustration of why you should probably stay away from Tanev at that price point. He’s 31 right now, and he’s not getting any younger. Plus, he’s had durability issues in the past. Last season was the first time in his career he’s played every single regular-season game. The previous three, he’s missed 25+.
The boss, Trevor Beggs, laid it all out on The Quickie. You can’t afford $5 million of the cap towards a guy who will most likely be carried by Quinn Hughes.
Unfortunately, we did NOT talk about this on the latest episode of Power Of The Towel with James Cybulski because the news broke after I finished recording. But we did cover more pressing issues, like smoking weed with Snoop Dogg.
The latest episode of Power Of The Towel is out now!— Power Of The Towel (@powerofthetowel) September 22, 2020
We talk to @JamesCybulski about the recent Brock Boeser rumours, hanging out with @SnoopDogg recording @EASPORTSNHL, and much more!https://t.co/3Ghw4dDV7L pic.twitter.com/SNEjF0bLMU
Trading The Flow
A guy that I would potentially trade Brock Boeser for is Aaron Ekblad.
Friend of the show Harman Dayal suggested it in one of his articles, and I have to admit I like the idea.
Ekblad is cost-controlled until the end of the 2025 season at $7.5 million. Boeser is $5.875 million but his minimum qualifying offer will be $8.5 million in two years’ time. Obviously, some other pieces would have to be worked out for salary.
Has Ekblad been the stud, number one defencemen the Florida Panthers expected when they drafted him first overall in 2014? Probably not. But he wouldn’t have to be on the Canucks, because they have a stud number one defencemen in Quinn Hughes. He could be the Robin to Hughes’ Batman and not have to be “the guy.”
If the Canucks were to trade Demko, what could they possibly get?
I still believe Markstrom will get re-signed just because I think Benning believes the window for this team is sooner rather than later. That means you have to go with the sure thing.
I look at what Freddie Anderson went for when he was dealt to the Leafs — a late first-round pick — as the absolute ceiling for Demko’s value league-wide. But, he could possibly be used for a defencemen that the team desperately needs.
Or as guest James Cybulski brought up, just keep the guy and role with two goalies next year. Or sign a cheap 1B. The possibilities are endless.
What would a potential Thatcher Demko trade look like for the Vancouver #Canucks?— Power Of The Towel (@powerofthetowel) September 23, 2020
The latest episode of Power Of The Towel with @JamesCybulski is out now!
We’re Unique Everyone
It’s no secret that Vancouver is a Canucks mad city.
That’s obviously to our benefit here at Nucks Misconduct, but I wonder how that will change if the city ever gets an NBA team back (if).
Drop It Like It’s Hot
We ask only the most important questions on our show. Wouldn’t you want to spark up with the Doggfather if given the chance?
We ask @JamesCybulski the pressing question: did he spark up with @SnoopDogg while recording @EASPORTSNHL?— Power Of The Towel (@powerofthetowel) September 22, 2020
The latest episode of Power Of The Towel is out now!