Jun 24, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT
You may recall around a month ago when we wondered if Canucks defenseman and pending restricted free agent Chris Tanev was making the smart choice by deciding to represent himself — with some help from his dad, Mike — in contract negotiations.
The decision to negotiate without the advice of an agent was an interesting one, given RFA negotiations can be some of the most complex and contentious (see: PK Subban).
So we can’t say we were shocked to read that Tanev, 23, has, in fact, decided to hire Vancouver-based agent Ross Gurney to get a deal done with the Canucks.
“In the best interests of Christopher, we have decided to get an agent involved at this stage of the game,” Mike Tanev told The Province on Monday. “His expertise will hopefully bring this to a quick conclusion.”
Gurney is the same guy who got Colorado’s David Jones $16 million over four years, so he must be pretty good.
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