Calgary Flames defensemen Noah Hanifin and Chris Tanev
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REPORT: All Signs Point To Another Imminent Calgary Flames Blockbuster Trade

Published February 1, 2024 at 3:59 PM
In a surprising move last night, Vancouver Canucks GM Patrik Allvin announced the acquisition of forward Elias Lindholm from the Calgary Flames. The deal, which stirred both excitement and skepticism among fans, involved a significant exchange of assets, leaving Flames supporters pleased with the return for pending UFA Lindholm.

All Signs Point To Another Imminent Calgary Flames Blockbuster Trade

Sources revealed that the trade almost included veteran defenseman Chris Tanev, a familiar face to the Canucks faithful. Reports suggested that Tanev was initially part of the deal but was pulled as Flames GM Craig Conroy sought a better return for the defenseman in a separate trade.

Working on to see if Chris Tanev is in this deal as well.

I believe he was, but it was thought to better as a separate deal. Heard the same, Rick.

According to insider Rick Dhaliwal, Chris Tanev was initially part of the trade, but talks broke down as the Flames reportedly asked for a first-round draft pick in exchange for the veteran defenseman. Despite this setback, the Canucks still have an interest in acquiring Tanev and may explore the option before the trade deadline.

Tanev, at 34, has contributed nine points in 46 games for the Flames this season, averaging over 19 minutes and 40 seconds of ice time per night.

Tanev joined Calgary in 2020 after spending the first decade of his career with the Canucks, where he played a crucial role in their 2010-11 Stanley Cup Final run. With 763 career games over 14 NHL seasons split between the Canucks and Flames, Tanev has accumulated 32 goals and 180 points.

Flames Also Looking To Move Hanifin And Vladar

According to multiple sources, the Flames are also looking to trade pending unrestricted free agents Noah Hanifin and Dan Vladar. Craig Conroy is still hoping to retain Hanifin's services, with a contract extension reportedly on the table.

Friedman on Noah Hanifin (TJMS): "I do believe Calgary has made it very clear they'd like to keep him, both in words and what they have offered, I think Hanifin has to make a decision".

As for Vladar, there doesn't seem to be much interest for him on the trade market.

It will be interesting to see what happens going forward.

Stay tuned.
February 1   |   259 answers
REPORT: All Signs Point To Another Imminent Calgary Flames Blockbuster Trade

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