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The Province Apr 15, 2015
Jamieson: Tanev and Edler ready for red-hot Flames line

Jamieson: Tanev and Edler ready for red-hot Flames line

If it were easy to stop the Sean Monahan line, opposing teams would have done it by now. Monahan, the Calgary Flames terrific 20-year-old centre, has had a tremendous sophomore NHL season and neutralizing his dangerous line will almost certainly fall in the laps of Canucks top shutdown pairing of Alex Edler and Chris Tanev.
Nucks Misconduct Apr 12, 2015

Vrbata cleans up at Canucks Players Awards

With the Jets win over the Flames earlier in the day, the Canucks secured home ice advantage in the first round, making the evening's game against the Oilers completely meaningless. What was not meaningless, at least in the eyes of the Canucks PR department anyway, was the unveiling of this year's Canucks Players awards. To nobody's surprise, Radim Vrbata captured two of the awards, while Derek Dorsett and Chris Tanev snatched trophies of their own. Let's get to the analysis. Radim Vrbata - Team MVP and Most Exciting Player Radim Vrbata picked up arguably the two most coveted awards the...
The Province Mar 26, 2015
Jamieson: Once shut out of the Canucks lineup, Weber is now the shutdown man

Jamieson: Once shut out of the Canucks lineup, Weber is now the shutdown man

From power-play specialist and sometime spare part to top-pairing defenceman, it’s been a strange and wonderful five weeks for Yannick Weber. Many were predicting disaster when the Canucks’ blue-line turned into a train wreck in mid-February. With Kevin Bieksa already out with hand surgery, the Canucks lost their top pairing — Alex Edler (upper body) and Chris Tanev (concussion) — in the same game in Calgary on Valentine’s Day. That meant three of their top four D-men were out.

Province Sports Radio: Hockey Numbers talks Sedins and Tanev and power play

Thomas Drance and Patrick Johnston look at the Canucks' superstars, the amazing Chris Tanev - yes, we're going to say it, he's the NHL's best defensive defenceman - that meandering powerplay and the race in the west.
The Province Mar 24, 2015
Jamieson: Canucks lock up shutdown D-man Tanev

Jamieson: Canucks lock up shutdown D-man Tanev

The skinny kid from East York who quit competitive hockey as a 16-year-old because he got cut from seven minor midget teams in Toronto has now cemented his financial security and as well as recognition as a top NHL defenceman. The Canucks announced the signing of Chris Tanev, 25, to a five-year contract extension on Tuesday — a deal that will pay the club’s most promising young D-man $22.5 million overall and an average of $4.45 million per season. Tanev’s deal also includes a limited no-trade clause.
Vancouver Sun Mar 24, 2015
Canucks defenceman Chris Tanev enriched by ‘surprise’ rise

Canucks defenceman Chris Tanev enriched by ‘surprise’ rise

It has been the accepted wisdom that to really get paid as a defenceman in today’s National Hockey League, you either have to be a power-play quarterback, a rambling, gambling puck rusher, own a howitzer point shot or be an intimidating physical specimen.

Canucks Game Day: Playoff battle with red-hot Jets, Tanev signs, Miller on ice in equipment

Jets (38-23-12) at Canucks (42-26-4) Rogers Arena 7 p.m.; TV: Sportsnet Pacific; Radio TSN 1040 Five things we learned heading into the Canucks’ game with the Jets on Tuesday: 1. It’s another key Western Conference matchup, with two teams desperate …
Nucks Misconduct Mar 24, 2015

Chris Tanev is our lord and savior

The rather important blueliner has signed a new five year extension. Via the Mothership: Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Chris Tanev to a five-year contract extension that will run through the end of the 2020.21 NHL season. "Chris has developed into an excellent NHL defenceman and is an extremely important part of our team," said Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning. "He’s a player you want on the ice in the most critical points of a game and we’re excited about having him with our group as we continue to...

Tanev signs five-year extension with Canucks

The Canucks have locked up a younger member of the team’s core, announcing Tuesday that defenceman Chris Tanev has signed a five-year contract extension worth $22.25 million, or a cap hit of $4.45 million per season. Tanev, 25, plays a shutdown role on the Canucks’ first pairing alongside Alex Edler and is a key part of the league’s third best penalty killing unit. “Chris has developed into an excellent NHL defenceman and is an extremely ...

Canucks sign Tanev to five-year contract extension

The Canucks have signed defenceman Chris Tanev to a five-year contract extension that reportedly averages $4.45 million per year. His deal also includes a limited no-trade clause. It’s good news for the Canucks, who get their most promising young defenceman …
Vancouver Sun Mar 24, 2015
Canucks sign Tanev to contract extension

Canucks sign Tanev to contract extension

The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenceman Chris Tanev to a five-year contract extension.

Canucks’ Chris Tanev gets five year contract extension

Canucks defenceman Chris Tanev won’t be going to market anytime soon. The team announced Tuesday morning they’d reached an agreement that will keep Tanev under contract until 2021. According to Sportsnet’s Elliote Friedman, the contract will be an average annual …
The Province Mar 23, 2015
Jamieson: Weber makes some huge strides with Canucks

Jamieson: Weber makes some huge strides with Canucks

When opportunity knocked, Yannick Weber ripped the door wide open and bolted through. The Swiss defenceman found himself in a land of enhanced playing time during the Canucks’ crushing injuries to their blue-line brigade. In one eight-game stretch — Feb. 16 to March 3 — the Canucks were without three of their top four defencemen, in Kevin Bieksa, Chris Tanev and Alex Edler.

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