Picture of Calgary Flames defenseman Chris Tanev. Will he re-sign will the Flames or head to Vancouver?
Explore the latest updates on Chris Tanev's contract situation. Will the veteran defenseman re-sign with the Flames or return to the Canucks?

The upcoming off-season holds a pot of intrigue for the Calgary Flames and their veteran defenseman Chris Tanev.

The Flames have had a rough start to the season, and as Tanev’s contract nears its end, speculation grows around his future with the team​. Tanev, who will be hitting unrestricted free agency, is in the twilight of his career at 33 and is likely looking for a worthwhile deal to cap off his NHL career​.

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Examining Chris Tanev’s Contract Scenario: A Flame or a Canuck Once More?

Chris Tanev has been a valuable asset for the Flames since his move from the Vancouver Canucks, becoming a cornerstone of their defensive unit​​. The Flames’ decision hinges on their season’s performance; if they’re in contention for the playoffs, an extension of a year or two for Tanev could be on the cards. However, if they’re out of contention, trading him for valuable pieces might be the more strategic choice​​.

On the flip side, NHL trade rumors hint at a possible reunion between Tanev and the Vancouver Canucks, his former team. The Canucks are speculated to be interested in bringing him back, especially given his significant role in their defense from 2010 to 2020​​. A report even mentions Tanev’s willingness to re-sign with the Canucks, showcasing a mutual interest​​.

The unfolding of these scenarios heavily relies on the performance of the Flames as the season progresses, and the strategic decisions made by both the Flames and the Canucks as they navigate the trade and free agency waters.

What are Flames fans saying about Chris Tanev re-signing in Calgary?

Canucks don’t need Tanev. We don’t need another Tyler Myers problem.

He is in the twilight of his career. The Flames must trade for assets once the NHL trade deadline comes.

The dude is injury prone. We don’t need him on the Canucks.

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