No, its based off the fact that:
-he left the team to play for the KHL for three years
-he expressed he was unhappy with the team when he left
-he expressed he was unhappy about the marijuana smell of Vancouver
-the lack of effort in learning English
-the only Canuck player he seemed close with, Goldobin, is basically no longer on this team
-there's no other russian presence on this team and
-Benning's admission that he didn't know why he left to the KHL.
But sure, he actually wants to be a Canuck because of his instagram avatar. I hope you're right.