Chris Tanev can’t draw the Canucks logo

Pass it to Bulis

Bo Horvat was going to be the Canucks’ representative at the NHL Media Day, but since he still doesn’t have a new contract, Chris Tanev was sent in his stead. The annual event involves both interviews and promotional video and photo shoots, so you can expect to see plenty of Tanev in the NHL’s marketing of the Canucks this season.

We’ve seen some behind-the-scene glimpses of Tanev on social media and they have been universally delightful.

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There’s Dramatic Lighting Chris Tanev...

Chris Tanev - Media Day - Dramatic Lighting

Source: @Canucks on Twitter



...Good With Kids Chris Tanev…

Chris Tanev - Media Day - Good with Kids

Source: @Canucks on Twitter



...Road Hockey in Dress Shoes Chris Tanev…

Chris Tanev - Media Day - Road Hockey

Source: @Canucks on Twitter



...Production Values Chris Tanev…

Chris Tanev - Media Day - Production Values

Source: @Canucks on Twitter



...Mean Muggin’ Chris Tanev…

Chris Tanev - Media Day - Mean Muggin'

Source: @Canucks on Twitter



...and the incomparable Male Model Chris Tanev.

Chris Tanev - Media Day - Male Model

Source: @Canucks on Twitter



This definitively tells us that Tanev should be put into more awkward photo shoot situations, because the results speak for themselves. But he should never ever again be asked to draw anything.

The NHL asked several players to doodle their respective team’s logos. Some turned out better than others — Max Domi’s Coyotes logo turned out surprisingly well — while others had a tougher time. But the worst doodle undoubtedly belonged to Tanev.

Chris Tanev - Media Day - Canucks Logo

Source: @jhascup22 on Twitter



That is gloriously disastrous and I couldn’t be prouder of Tanev for committing to the terrible job he was doing by aggressively colouring in the whole thing.

Some Canucks fans on Twitter were willing to give Tanev the benefit of the doubt. After I suggested Tanev had never looked down at the logo on his own jersey, Graham was quick to reply.



ZeroTenacity thinks Tanev’s version is actually an improvement.



Meanwhile, smoothmedia thinks that Tanev has discovered a new species.



Honestly, Tanev’s logo looks a lot better when it’s on a jersey. You can almost excuse the proportions as being caused by folds in the fabric in this wonderful mock-up.


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