BigTramFan Posted January 14, 2020 Share Posted January 14, 2020 (edited) To TOR: Tanev (50% retained), Stecher To VAN: Ceci, 2020 1st (conditional*) * if TOR's 2020 1st goes to Carolina from the Marleau deal, then this pick becomes a 2021 1st + a 2020 7th Reilly and Muzzin are on LTIR. They could be out for another 8 weeks. TOR desperately needs some defensemen in the mean time because they have to stay in the playoff race if they want to be cup contenders this season. They have given away 27 goals in the last 5 games. This deal gives them two Dmen for $4.55m, which is very close to the same cap hit as Ceci $4.5m. Stecher is as good as Ceci, so this is like getting Tanev for no cap hit. This is critical because TOR are in a cap crunch. Tanev and Stech should go a long way to keeping TOR in the playoff race until their injured Dmen return. The deal also doesn't commit either party long term as Tanev and Stecher are UFA and RFA next season. Once Reilly and Muzzin return to the lineup TOR will have the following D lines for the playoffs, which is a significant upgrade and gives them a better shot at the cup: Reilly Tanev Muzzin Stecher Dermott Barrie (Marincin Holl) VAN takes the risk that they can still make the playoffs with the following defense corps: Edler Myers Hughes Ceci Fantenberg Benn (Teves Rafferty) JB speaks with Tanev prior to the deal and makes it clear that this deal is about giving Tanev a shot at a cup in his hometown, and that VAN would love to resign him as a UFA next season. Very likely Tanev doesn't list TOR on his 8 team "no trade" list. Say the same to Stecher that we would love to have him back next season, although it is more likely that VAN will not be able to afford Stecher's RFA price tag, and we likely resign Tryamkin and Fantenberg instead next season. Canucks D for next season: Edler Myers Hughes Tanev Benn Tryamkin (Fantenberg Rafferty) Edited January 15, 2020 by BigTramFan Don't want to sound "obsessed" about getting a 1st round pick back... 1 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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