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Is there a Canucks and Tryamkin reunion in the future?

Yesterday morning, Canucks GM Jim Benning was on Sportsnet 650 and they covered a plethora of topics.

One of which was the negotiations of Brock Boeser and was something that was covered yesterday here on CanucksArmy. Another topic that was brought up was Russian defenceman, Nikita Tryamkin.

Canucks fans have a long-standing love for the ‘big friendly giant’ and want him to come back to the organization. When Benning was asked about Tryamking and if there was interesting in bringing him back, he had this to say:

Benning added that Tryamkin has another year remaining in his KHL deal and that the NHL honours those commitments. Which means at the very earliest, Tryamkin could make a return to the NHL in April or May 2020.

It’s clear that the organization has a desire to bring him back but the question is if Tryamkin wants to return to the organization. It was clear that he wasn’t satisfied with a few things and thus signed the three-year deal in the KHL. Ultimately, the situation will remain stuck in limbo until the conclusion of the KHL season next year and then go from there.

The Canucks may find out that Tryamkin wants to come back to the NHL but doesn’t want to be a part of the organization and thus they can use his rights as an asset to move. The Canucks do retain his rights until June 30, 2022, so there isn’t a rush to resolve the issue at the immediate conclusion of this upcoming season.

Working in the Canucks favour is the fact that the team is hoping to trend upwards from here, aren’t restricted by the limitations of the entry-level contract system, and is now being led by a different bench boss. That may be enough to get Tryamkin to come back over and give it another try. But only time will tell on that front.



  • Rodeobill

    Everything I could read into his body language while on the ice seemed to show he was a good team mate. My suspicion is being that young and the language/cultural barrier were a big part of it. I think the media and fans grab hold of something said and blow things out of context too. I hope he comes back, he was fun to watch and so frustrating for other teams, the dude is STRONG.

  • truthseeker

    Personally I don’t care much one way or the other. If he comes back and is successful then great. Bonus. If he doesn’t then fine too. He was OK when he played here but nowhere near the hype and cloudy hindsight that many seem to be attributing to him. He wasn’t that good. I’m not going to lose any sleep over him never returning.

  • Locust

    The ONLY way this will work if he comes back with his tail firmly planted between his legs and begs for forgiveness.
    A head case is a killer in the room. A Russian head case – even worse.
    Unless he is massively contrite and comes in the best shape possible – no thanks. Better to trade him. We have a tremendous set of leaders ready to grow and mature together and lead this team back to contention. No drama needed.
    Fool me once shame on you………. you know the rest….

  • canuckfan

    Son many rumors and bs going on is all this trade hype going on in other NHL markets much like the talk before the trade deadline where in the end nothing happens but keeps the team and NHL in the news.
    Not sure that Tryamkin could even crack the lineup if he can’t then what he doesn’t want to go to AHL but he is big and strong but doesn’t play using that big body, but he can also skate. Not sure if he is a head case as some have mentioned as nothing like that came out from any of the other players once he went to Russia. Just like Jake with that size and skating ability not willing to give him to another team to end up kicking the crap out of us in the future. Imagine if he came back with a bit of an edge in his game.
    His biggest problem here was his physical shape hopefully he has a better off ice training regime.

  • wojohowitz

    Considering Willie Desjardins comments this past week about Kovalchuk I wonder if there was something else going on with both Tryamkin and Pedan both of whom I`d like to see back in Vancouver. As Bobby Clarke once said; `You`ll never see a Russian play on my team`.

    Bring in Zaitsev as well and we can call the gulag defense; `Nobody gets out alive`.

    • Beer Can Boyd

      Willie is no authority on NHL players, certainly he’s the worst ever to coach the Canucks. He seems to be confused all the time behind the bench, and if anyone can decipher this quote from him, then you are smarter than I am… ““It’s hard when you’re used to winning and then you see that this is going to be a challenge and you might not get to where you want to,” Desjardins told The Athletic. “It’s easy to put lots in when you know you’re going to get something out of it. It’s hard, but it’s easy to do that. When you see that you might win the Cup it’s easier to go hard. When you realize if you go hard you might not make the playoffs it makes it tougher.”

  • Beefus

    It’s interesting to consider the possibilities if Tryamkin returns and Tyler Myers is signed as a free agent this year. Those two giants along with Edler and Schenn would make up for the lack of size in Hughes and Stecher.

  • Hockey Bunker

    I’ve always liked the BFG. Great to have him back however if his rights could be used to swing a deal for Zucker or Trouba so that Canucks don’t have to give up a good young player like Jake, I’m all in.

    • Beer Can Boyd

      Minnesotas GM may be stupid, but he’s not that stupid. Tryamkin MIGHT return what they paid for him, (3rd round pick) but certainly no more at this point.

      • jaybird43

        Not sure. If he was traded conditional on the new team signing him, he might be worth as much as a late 2nd round pick. Most of those picks don’t have substantive NHL careers.

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  • Snoho

    Ryan, any comment on captaincy and healthy sxratches?
    I’ve read before that players often are worse after returning from the KHL. I don’t enough to confirm but I wonder if the BFG would be ok as a 6/7th dman?