Tryamkin Analysis: The On-Ice Chemistry
Before anything — is it just me, or does that look a very Canuck thing to do, scrambling across and swiping the puck off the goal mouth with the gloves? I bet that Alex Edler is feeling is the netminder’s envy watching this clip.
Tryamkin made it a goal of his to improve his English. Nevertheless, it will be great for him to start off playing on a pairing with a fellow Russian speaker, in the form of either Larsen or Pedan. Both look to be locked to make the NHL next season. If it is not those two, it has got to be Hamhuis who plays to the opposite of Tryamkin, the most veteran one around.
Maybe the prospects of playing with a 6-foot-8 Tryamkin makes Hamhuis want to take a bigger cut to stay in Vancouver? Who knows?
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So if both Pedan and Tryamkin make the team, does that eliminate the need for Luca Sbisa? Tough call for Jim Benning. You know, Sbisa is just three years older than Pedan is.
Biega, on the other hand, is actually two years older than Sbisa is. He doesn’t need more minutes. He is the perfect depth defenceman. The Bulldog is the kind of player who can step in and fill in for anyone with his hard play and work ethic. His featherweight contract makes it easy for the team to scratch him, too.
So with that in mind, let’s draw some things up.
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Edler – Tanev
Hutton – Sbisa
Tryamkin – Hamhuis/Pedan/Biega/Larsen
My dream future blueline based on what the Canucks have right now would look like this:
Edler – Tanev
Hutton – Tryamkin
Larsen – Sbisa/Pedan
Biega / Subban?
Enough rosterbating. Let’s save that for the summer. Now, it is time to wrap it up.
Next: Nikita Tryamkin: The Round-Up