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What they’re saying: Internet reacts unfavorably to Penguins’ signing of Brandon Tanev

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It didn’t look good!

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Since news broke of the Penguins signing Brandon Tanev to a long-term (six years) and fairly big money contract ($3.5 million per year) for a bottom six forward, the internet reaction has been immediate. And mostly uncomplimentary but let’s take a look at some of the good, bad and other opinions that have been out there for this move!

That seems to be the general tone and tenor of immediate reactions. Some think that Tanev is young and useful enough. Others are repulsed by the length of this contract considering the role. Some are unhappy with the price tag per year.

It’s also pointed out this has been a player who is fast, tough to play against, decent defensively — pretty much all tenets of what the Pens’ thought they were missing and wanted to add. In that regard, it can’t be too shocking this was identified as the type of element the team felt they were missing and looking to add. However, the nuanced question of “how much they had to pay” to get him has sort of drowned out exactly what they may have think they’ve gotten as an improvement.

So, what say you?

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Rate your happiness with the Brandon Tanev signing

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  • 18%
    1 - atrocious, this is about the worst thing that could have happened
    (627 votes)
  • 41%
    2 - pretty bad, but what can ya do
    (1376 votes)
  • 20%
    3 - neutral on it, overall
    (690 votes)
  • 15%
    4 - moderately happy, it will help the Pens
    (509 votes)
  • 3%
    5 - Love it, just what the Pens needed!
    (110 votes)
3312 votes total Vote Now