I haven’t been much of a fan of Benning, but I’d rather have him as GM than Gillis, no matter the scenario.
JB - the Silver linings playbook GM.
“All part of the plan” lol all of it, especially picking EP at #5 with a cap team.
I don’t care one way or another about this news. Expectations are different now and if needed, JB will be replaced, which is inevitable, unless you’re a Ken Holland, and even then...
No more sissy hockey. It took house money to buy this team some character and toughness, not managerial prowess. Hardly exec of the year work, but it did suit my needs as a fan perfectly so I’m happy.
I just didn’t see the need to do this now, but suspect the PR team had something to say concerning capitalizing on the enthusiasm the fanbase is experiencing right now with this signing. Personally, spending house money to bridge gaps made in the rebuild process isn’t something I’d reward, let alone before the product was even tested.
For me, this news news confirms that Aquaman believes JB has listened and done what he’s been told to as GM. The news also makes me rethink Linden’s tenure here, given there appears to have been a disconnect, possibly in strategic planning. Linden, the human bug-deflector for the re-thingy in all of this, errr, Plan.