Obviously, Canucks management saw something the rest of us did not, as Pearson clicked upon arriving and has enjoyed the best hockey of his career so far in Vancouver. To sum up, Pearson has a lot of upside when a coach knows how to utilize his strengths. You can change your selections at any time. Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t Pearson (and Toffoli) identified as “part of the problem” in L.A. when all of the closed-door players-only meetings happened? Benning acknowledged that Gudbranson didn’t ever fully adjust to life in Vancouver. Terms of Service. In discussing the move, … Tanner Pearson Bio Before turning pro, Pearson played two seasons with Barrie of the Ontario Hockey League beginning in 2010-11. There isn’t enough recent news in your lineup. Sucks to see it end like this but it had to happen, It’s really sad that Hagelin and his 10ish goal per season ceiling, is an actual improvement for the kings. There’s no doubt that we’re currently experiencing Tanner Pearson’s peak as a hockey player. He should excel playing with elite talents, Yes agree, and he’s just needs to have a playmaker on his line then he should excel, Damn not Hagelin. However, from an analytical point of view, he struggles to control play. Even if Pearson finds his scoring touch and becomes a useful player, the Kings didn’t have the money or desire to pay out his deal as they try to retool their roster. The 21-year-old has 14 goals and 15 assists for the American Hockey League’s Utica Comets this season. Required fields are marked *. That’s the key. The 19-year-old is playing at the University of Michigan. In 57 games this season, he has two goals and eight points and is a minus-27. They said that player for player trades are the only ones they wanted to do and that’s what this was. Salary freedom was the goal here for the Kings, but they do also get an experienced winger in return.
Gudbranson was often used as a whipping boy by Vancouver fans and media as his style of play, built upon his size and strength, harkened back to an older NHL.

He routinely failed to keep up with the speed of the modern game and never recorded 10 points in a season during his time with the Canucks. Reporters joked that he could just tell us all now, but Rutherford explained that because of the move’s alleged complexity, it was still in the holding period awaiting league-approval. In Pittsburgh, he was used differently, as he only started in the offensive zone 49.71 percent of the time. Benning said the young Swede’s agent called him a few weeks ago, asking that Dahlen be moved. I don’t know if the kid is hurt or has personal issues but he has been non-existent this year. But Benning said he’s excited about some of the club’s defensive prospects, including Quinn Hughes, who went seventh overall at last year’s draft. In fact, out of the eight defenceman that played at least 1,000 minutes for the Canucks from 2017 to 2019, Gudbranson ranked last in advanced stat categories such as Corsi For percentage (CF%), Fenwick For percentage (FF%), and High Danger Scoring Chance For percentage (HDCF%). That may be what the Pens were looking for in this deal. Meanwhile, Gudbranson was traded to Anaheim where he has been slightly better than he was in Vancouver for the rebuilding Ducks. In L.A., he was handcuffed and put with less-than talented players, then complained about when he didn’t perform well. I wish him well but I don’t anticipate an offensive explosion from him even if he is top six in Pittsburgh. Hagelin has 121 playoff games under his belt including lengthy runs with the New York Rangers and consecutive Stanley Cup championships with Pittsburgh. There’s no indication where exactly he’ll fit into the lineup, but the Penguins have been trying just about every combination so far this season with little success to show for it. Benning said sending defenceman Erik Gudbranson to the Penguins for winger Tanner Pearson just prior to the trade deadline adds a "good hockey player" to Vancouver’s roster. Tanner Pearson Traded To Pittsburgh Penguins November 14, 2018 at 10:51 am CDT | by Gavin Lee 31 Comments The Pittsburgh Penguins gave General Manager Jim Rutherford three more years under contract, and he immediately gave them a new player. NHL Chatroom Signing Season | What even is a salary cap? The reality of the Kings’ free fall hit Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli when they showed up at the team’s practice facility. They could still trade him to Toronto if they really wanted to. Gudbranson had once been a top-three draft pick, yet his large, lumbering style had not worked out on a rebuilding Canucks team. A one-legged sloth could excel playing with Crosby or Malkin so let’s not deflect and ignore his struggles. Both teams are on the cusp of playoff spots and will be looking to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Done deal. Updated daily with news and features from over 130 writers worldwide. Love brown. Your existing password has not been changed. Tanner Pearson, on the other hand, is known as more of a speedy forward. He’s just another guy that can score for us.". but on the kings… thats all we have.

Peak Pearson. He just needs to be set free. He carries a $3.75MM cap hit, and while it is offset for this season by dealing away Hagelin, the speedy Penguins winger is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year and was coming off the books. Kopitar is definitely an elite talent. An outstanding rookie season in the AHL earned him an NHL debut in the playoffs for the Kings, and in the 2014 playoffs he would be a huge component to the Kings’ Stanley Cup championship. Please contact us.

Also, he helped LA win a cup in 2014. The Canucks have really solidified their scoring with the addition of Pearson, J.T. A couple of days before the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline, Jim Benning, the general manager of the Vancouver Canucks, announced that the team had … No salary retained. Lombardi’s approach was relevant then, but not now and Blake et al. Is he on the same level as Crosby or Malkin?
We’re going to continue to do things the right way. Pearson projects as a middle-six forward who can score and has seemingly developed some chemistry with Horvat. The 27-year-old Gudbranson has two goals and six assists in 57 games for Vancouver this season, but his plus-minus sits at a league-worst -27. The trade was one for one, as well, no salary was retained. An excellent penalty killer—though Pearson is also strong short-handed—Hagelin will likely be a desirable asset at the trade deadline if the Kings can’t turn things around over the next few months. True, they could. Penguins acquire Tanner Pearson, send off Carl Hagelin in trade with Los Angeles Kings New, 271 comments The Penguins work in tandem with another struggling team and make a major trade … Carter and/or Kopitar were not exactly elite talents, but pretty close. But those players are a dime a dozen in LA right now. Wideman, who was sent to AHL Wilkes/Barre, was acquired for AHL forward Jean-Sebastien Dea.

The two never got the chance to play together for an extended period of time, though, as Toffoli took top-line duties while Brock Boeser was injured, but if the Canucks are able to re-sign Toffoli this offseason they may be able to recreate a pseudo “That 70s Line” with captain Bo Horvat taking Jeff Carter’s spot.