Benning vs. Agent: Nikita Tryamkin, Try Again
If disagreement surfacing between Trevor Linden and Jim Benning looks bad, how about this? Sure it doesn’t look as bad on the management, but whenever a situation like this happens, it does make Benning look bad…
Friday morning, Nikita Tryamkin reportedly (per KHL writer Alvis Kalnins) came to an agreement with the Canucks and was en route to Vancouver after his KHL season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs.
But that was not the case apparently, according to Benning who has already said that the giant Russian version of Zdeno Chara will not see AHL action but dive straight into NHL action. That will be something for Benning to figure out as Tryamkin has a few weeks still left on his current KHL contract.
Ray Ferraro was on his usual afternoon segment for TSN1040 and had this to say about Tryamkin. The future looks bright for the young defender.
"“The guy (Tryamkin) is a giant. I think he can be a top-four guy for sure. He can pass, shoot, [and] he skates pretty well.” – Ray Ferraro, Friday on TSN1040"
You have drafted well, dear Jimmy. Now please figure this out between our Russian friends and agents so that Tryamkin actually gets to Vancouver in one piece and wholly Canuck.
That should be easy given that the 21-year-old is six-foot-eight and 231 pounds heavy. If he doesn’t get to Vancouver and gets lost through the paperwork loopholes, this is all on Benning for what it’s worth.
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