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No progress between Canucks, Tanev


The Vancouver Canucks and restricted free agent defenseman Chris Tanev aren’t talking right now. At least, that’s the update according to Tanev’s agent Ross Gurney, News 1130 Sports reports.

The 23-year-old has played parts of three seasons for the Canucks, with 2013’s 38 games played setting a career-high.

Tanev’s negotiations with the Canucks have been a little different from the standard impasse.

In May, Tanev made some news in attempting to negotiate without an agent. A month later, he made an about-face by hiring Gurney.

Since then, the young blueliner’s reps and Canucks have seemingly been making little progress. That being said, training camp isn’t starting up until September, so there’s still plenty of time for back and forth.

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