Star Quinn Hughes Urges Canucks To Trade For Defenseman From Rival Team

Published November 24, 2023 at 12:37
Quinn Hughes, newly appointed captain of the Vancouver Canucks, is advocating for the team to acquire rival defenseman Chris Tanev from the Calgary Flames, according to recent reports.

In light of the Canucks' impressive start to the season, Hughes sees the potential addition of Tanev as a valuable enhancement to their defensive lineup. The belief is that Hughes is seeking a dedicated stay-at-home defenseman to complement his offensive prowess on the ice.

Rumored Trade Faces Hurdles

The current rumored trade involves the Canucks offering Conor Garland or Anthony Beauvillier to the Flames, but this proposal falls short of meeting Calgary's desires. The Flames, in their retooling phase, are reportedly looking for promising prospects in return.

Much like the strategy employed in the Toffoli trade, the Flames are said to be seeking a young player ready to contribute immediately to their lineup. One name prominently under consideration is Nils Hoglander from the Canucks.

Tanev's Calgary Chapter Nearing Its End

Chris Tanev, who has rejected all contract offers from the Flames, seems poised to move on from Calgary. The Flames' preference is to send him to the Eastern Conference, reducing the frequency of facing him on the ice.

Tanev Praises Quinn Hughes

Calgary Flames defenseman Chris Tanev praises former blue line partner Quinn Hughes, hailing him as "probably the best player in the league." Tanev, who played alongside Hughes during the latter's rookie season in 2019-20, acknowledges Hughes' exceptional skills and foresees him becoming the best defenseman in the league. Hughes, a standout for the Vancouver Canucks, is currently a frontrunner for both the Hart and Norris trophies in the 2023-24 season.

The 24-year-old leads the Canucks in offensive production with 26 points in 16 games and boasts impressive defensive stats, notably a plus-18 rating. Tanev, now with the Flames, is in the final year of his contract, and trade offers for his services are reportedly being considered by Calgary.

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Star Quinn Hughes Urges Canucks To Trade For Defenseman From Rival Team

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