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Pierre LeBrun Reveals What It Would Cost the Maple Leafs To Acquire Top Defenseman

Published December 17, 2023 at 8:08 PM
BY JAMES CONNELLY
     
TSN insider Pierre LeBrun has revealed how much it would cost a team to move for top defenseman Chris Tanev.

LeBrun Revals Tanev's Cost



It is no secret that defenseman Chris Tanev is on the trade block for the Calgary Flames. He has been listed among the top players on trade bait boards and many speculate that he will be going to be traded sooner rather than later.

Recently, insider Pierre LeBrun revealed how much it would cost to acquire Tanev.


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However, it may not just be a first-round pick as Tanev is one of the most serviceable defensemen in all of the NHL.

How The Price Could Be More



Tanev is currently in the last year of his deal for the Flames where he makes $4.5 million. If a team were to ask the Flames to retain on Tanev, it would cost considerably more as they would be asking the Flames to keep $2.25 million against the cap and over a million in real dollars.

Tanev with 50% retention is likely costing much more than a first and is likely closer to two first-round picks than just one. We will wait and see how much he goes for when he is moved but if one thing is for certain, it will not be cheap.
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