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Canucks re-sign Weber; only Tanev, Vey remain unsigned

Jul 4, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

EDMONTON, AB - JANUARY 21: Yannick Weber #6 of the Vancouver Canucks skates against the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game at Rexall Place on January 21, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed defenseman Yannick Weber, crossing another restricted free agent off the list in the process.

The Canucks also announced the re-signing of forward Zack Kassian today, leaving new forward Linden Vey and steady d-man Chris Tanev as their two remaining RFAs.

Weber appeared in 49 games for the Canucks in 2013-14. The 25-year-old is a right shot who’s scored seven of his 11 career NHL goals on the power play. Defensively, however, he has room for improvement. His deal is reportedly worth $850,000.

Between Vey and Tanev, it’s likely Tanev’s contract will be the toughest to negotiate. The 24-year-old logged 20:44 per game last season, scoring six goals with 11 assists in 64 games. A favorite of former coach John Tortorella, Tanev finished with 136 blocked shots, tied with Alex Edler for the team lead.

  1. 13datsyuk13 - Jul 4, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Did you just use yourself as a source? Is that ok?

    • Jason Brough - Jul 4, 2014 at 1:43 PM

      Yes, I am very reliable.

  2. Wineshard - Jul 4, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    I said that I was the smartest, best looking dude around. It must be true!

  3. desertfan - Jul 4, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    Tanev= 3 x $2.5

    • blomfeld - Jul 5, 2014 at 1:19 AM

      The Vancouver Canucks = RMS Titanic … 30 minutes ‘after’ hitting the iceberg !

      The bottom line is that Vancouver’s chances of making the playoffs next year are even less than someone catching a glimpse of Haley’s Comet next week ! … and that’s a shame, believe me. Because like it or not, the Sedin Sisters are now ‘aged’ and slower, apparently Burrows has ‘recently’ become a vegetarian and Kassian still looks like a ‘toothless’ cave-dweller … not to mention the fact that Miller equals ‘Luongo Part 2’ ! …

      *** projected ‘bottom four’ WC standings in April 2015 … c/o Bloomberg Sports News ***

      11) Winnipeg
      12) Edmonton
      13) Winnipeg
      14) Vancouver

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