Insider Reveals The Clear Frontrunner To Acquire Chris Tanev

Published February 27, 2024 at 9:07 PM

The trade deadline is coming up fast and teams are lining up to acquire the highly coveted top-four defenseman Chris Tanev. According to reports, a Western Conference team has emerged as the clear frontrunner to acquire his services.

Dallas Stars Emerge As Clear The Clear Frontrunner To Land Chris Tanev

According to a report from The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun, the Dallas Stars are expressing heavy interest in Calgary Flames defenseman Chris Tanev.

LeBrun on Insider Trading says Stars are frontrunners for Chris Tanev, they've let the Flames know what they are willing to offer but that package does not include a 1st RD pick as of right now and that's why Tanev has not moved yet.

Stars GM Jim Nill didn't confirm their specific interest but admitted to seeking an upgrade in defense. He highlighted the importance of bolstering their defensive lineup, emphasizing the need for depth in that area.

While the Stars have been historically strong defensively, this season has seen some challenges, with their offensive performance outpacing their defensive stability. Nill believes there's still room for improvement, especially in finding the right balance between offense and defense, crucial for playoff success.

Tanev, who's set to become an unrestricted free agent, is attracting considerable attention as the March 8 trade deadline approaches. Despite having a limited no-trade clause, Tanev's availability has sparked interest from multiple teams, including the Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs. He currently carries a $4.5 million cap hit.

With the Flames already making moves and potentially looking to offload more players, Tanev remains a sought-after asset on the trade market.

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Insider Reveals The Clear Frontrunner To Acquire Chris Tanev

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