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Jeff Tambellini to Zurich

From Jim Jamieson at The Province:

Ex-Canucks winger Jeff Tambellini has signed a three-year deal to play for Zurich of the Swiss League, where he’ll be playing for former NHL head coach Bob Hartley.

Tambellini, a free agent signing by the Canucks a year ago, had 9-8-17 in 62 games and was a plus-10 for Vancouver, largely in a fourth-line role. He played six games in the playoffs with no points and was a minus-3.

Update 12:04pm PT: From Ian Walker of the Vancouver Sun, via Twitter

Jeff Tambellini a prime example of a tweener. Too good 4 AHL, yet can’t stick in the bigs. Wish him all the best in Switzerland.

Probably not an unfair assessment.  But a very solid player, really, and a 3 year deal (quite the commitment there) in the Swiss League will be a great opportunity and experience for him. 

As for the fact he’ll be playing for Bob Hartley… well, I’ll just be generous and reserve comment on that point. (Just hearing that name gives me slightly irrational Avalanche: They Be Evil flashbacks…)

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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.

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