I hope this doesn't turn into what most threads that mention a Canucks prospect do, but I have been really impressed with what I have seen from Chris Tanev. In case you haven't see or heard about him, he is an undrafted college free agent that the Canucks signed out of R.I.T. (NCAA Div. I). He grew up playing with Sam Gagne, but quit hockey for a year after playing Bantam because he was only 5'3" and about 105lb. Then he started to grow. He went undrafted and ended up at R.I.T.. The Canucks signed him as a 20 year old based on Dave Gagne's scouting and knowledge of his play. He's now 6'2" and about 190lb. He's a great skater. His smooth effortless stride remind me a lot of Lukas Krajicek, but unlike Krajicek, he can also defend and play physically. What has impressed most fans is his decision making and first pass. He's extremely cool under pressure and either skating or passing, he moves the puck quickly and reliably. Now before the Lidstrom comparisons from some Canucks fans come in, he hasn't shown a lot of offense yet at any level, but he has managed to pass Kevin Connauton, Yann Sauve and Ryan Parent on the depth chart, and when Aaron Rome returns from injury he may find himself a healthy scratch due to Tanev's play.