Canucks sign Chris Tanev to 5-year, $22.25 million contract extension

Thomas Drance
March 24 2015 11:01AM

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That contract negotiations between the Vancouver Canucks and Chris Tanev were moving in a positive direction, as Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported on Monday, would seem to have been an understatement.

On Tuesday morning, the Canucks announced that they've signed the 25-year-old defensive ace to a five-year contract extension worth a reported 22.25 million (for an annual average value of $4.45 million). That's pretty close to what we expected, and a solid deal for both sides.

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Report: Contract talks between Canucks, Tanev 'moving in a positive direction'

Thomas Drance
March 24 2015 09:40AM

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The Vancouver Canucks are reportedly making progress in contract talks with their best defensive defenseman Chris Tanev, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Tanev, 25, is a pending restricted free agent and is having a marvellous year. Though the production isn't there, one might reasonably argue that he's been among the best defensive defensemen in the NHL this season. 

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Canucks Player Power Rankings - March 23rd, 2015

Grainne Downey
March 23 2015 11:00AM

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Hockey's greatest power rankings are back for yet another week!

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NHL 94 Recap: Desert Duel

That's Offside!
March 23 2015 09:00AM

NHL 94 recap

The Canucks won their second of back-to-back games this weekend as they beat the cellar-dwelling Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Sunday. Click past the jump to see our 8-bit recap!

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Canucks Army Postgame: Howlin' For You

J.D. Burke
March 22 2015 09:40PM

Facing an Arizona Coyotes club that is diving head first into the McEichel sweepstakes, tonight's game had all the makings of a typical Vancouver Canucks letdown loss. Hell, it wouldn't even be the first one the Canucks had suffered at the hands of the Coyotes this month, having dropped a 3-2 shootout contest in Arizona on March 5th. The precedent had been set.

These Canucks bucked the trend of playing down to lesser competition, though, putting on a dominant performance in the Gila Rivers Arena, beating the Coyotes 3-1. The Canucks almost doubled up the Coyotes in shots as well, posting 44 to the Yotes 25. All in all, a good performance.

Lets break it down on the other side of the jump.

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