Calgary Flames defensemen Chris Tanev
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REPORT: Insider Leaks Best Offer On The Table For Chris Tanev

Published February 28, 2024 at 7:21 PM

Chris Tanev of the Calgary Flames is drawing heavy interest from multiple NHL teams as the March 8 trade deadline approaches and it sounds like a trade is inching closer as Pierre LeBrun reports that the Dallas Stars are particularly keen on acquiring the defenseman.

Pierre Lebrun Leaks Trade Offer For Chris Tanev

Darren Dreger had previously mentioned Dallas' interest in Tanev, and during a recent Insider Trading segment on TSN, he elaborated on the Stars pursuit.

« I would go with the Dallas Stars , who as Dregs mentioned earlier this season have shown interest. Well, that interest has continued to grow from the Dallas Stars . They covet going out and getting a right-shot defenseman and he tops that list is our understanding and they made it clear with the Calgary Flames what they're willing to pay in a trade for Chris Tanev . But what that package doesn't include right now, my understanding, is it does not include a first-round pick. And really, that's why Chris Tanev hasn't moved, because of all the teams that have shown interest and we know that a dozen teams have reached out on Chris Tanev , no one has slapped a first-round pick yet on the table which is why I think the Flames are willing to be patient and see if the market plays out. But if he is traded as we expect, you know, Tanev wants to go to a winning team, a team [with] a chance to win a Cup this year. And of course Dallas fits that criteria. But again, Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto among the other contenders with interest.»

Dallas has intensified its efforts to secure Tanev, as they are eager to add a right-shot defenseman to their roster. However, their current offer to Calgary falls short of including a first-round draft pick, which has been a sticking point in negotiations.

Calgary's general manager, Craig Conroy, has made it clear to interested teams that a first-round pick is the asking price for Tanev. Despite this, no team has been willing to meet that demand yet. The Toronto Maple Leafs, in particular, have been linked to Tanev in the past but face challenges in meeting Calgary's terms due to their limited draft pick assets.

Reports indicate that Toronto's GM, Brad Treliving, attempted to negotiate a deal for Tanev but was unable to sway Conroy into accepting a lower offer. Treliving proposed multiple lower-round draft picks, but Calgary remains firm in their stance.

As the deadline approaches, Conroy seems unwilling to budge on his demands. This could prompt one of the contending teams vying for Tanev to reconsider and sweeten their offer by including the coveted first-round pick.

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REPORT: Insider Leaks Best Offer On The Table For Chris Tanev

Where do you think Tanev gets traded?

Toronto1510.6 %
Dallas8862 %
New Jersey1611.3 %
Other2316.2 %
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