Flames Ridiculous Asking Price For Chris Tanev Revealed Which the Leafs May Not Be Able to Afford

Published December 14, 2023 at 8:18

One player that has consistently been in trade rumors this season has been Flames defenseman Chris Tanev. Now we might now why he hasn't been traded yet.

Flames Reportedly Asking For 1st Round Pick For Tanev

NHL insider Pierre Lebrun did a piece on the Flames and Chris Tanev this morning. In it, he notes that the Flames are likely asking for a 1st round pick if any team wants to acquire Tanev this early in the season.

But again, the Flames are in no rush. Heck, in a perfect world, I suspect they trade Tanev later this season for a much-needed future asset then try to bring him back July 1 as an unrestricted free agent.

It's a good thought, although you don't see it work out that way very often.

The question is, what would it take for the Leafs to force the issue ahead of time? A first-round pick, that's probably what.

This makes sense as the Flames are likely hoping that a bidding war on Tanev could fetch a 1st round pick if not more at the trade deadline. That being said, Tanev has recently suffered an injury, possibly further delaying his trade. The Flames have shown that they are willing to make trades now as they've already moved on from defenseman Nikita Zadorov.

Tanev Suffers Injury Against Avalanche, Misses Next Game

Unfortunately for the Flames, their top trade asset is now injured as he left Monday night's game against the Avalanche after just 11 seconds. He then went on to miss Tuesday night's game. He is currently listed as day-to-day.

While the injury appears to be relatively minor, this will certainly come up in trade negotiations. The Leafs in particular will be carefully monitoring his status as they have reportedly been looking to add him as soon as possible.

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December 14   |   29 answers
Flames Ridiculous Asking Price For Chris Tanev Revealed Which the Leafs May Not Be Able to Afford

Should the Leafs give up a 1st round pick for Tanev?

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