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  1. [Signing] Canucks re-sign Erik Gudbranson

    This regime continues to make franchise changing mistakes. HIs stats were terrible when Benning gave up and arm and leg to get him, they got worse on this team. To give a bottom pairing defender $3.5M is only something Benning would do.
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    2. Bur14Kes17

      Bur14Kes17

      Aquilini hates kittens and won't give the fans Tryamkin Shirseys.

    3. Kaner

      Kaner

      Good. Canada could use a guy like Kevin at the helm. 

    4. Ghostsof1915

      Ghostsof1915

      Wake up folks the 1% want it all. 

  2. Bens a great player, but here's yet another example of Benning unable to sign players to value contracts. At the moment, this is too much for what he's showed via advanced stats. He has Gilman in house still, why not use him? Is it brain surgery Benning?
  3. [Signing] Stars sign Dan Hamhuis

    Good luck Hammer! Benning offering Russel $5+ per year and can't match Hamhuis offer ---- especially when statistically speaking Hamhuis is the much better dman. Typical Benning. He trades or lets all the good quality (statistically speaking) players go, then trades for or signs all the bottom of the league or over the hill statistically terrible players. Hence their terrible record since Benning took over.
  4. Mike Darnay ‏@MikeDarnay 9m9 minutes ago Jim Benning has not had a very good year, with all of this happening since July 1, 2015. Yikes, yikes, yikes.
  5. How on this planet is this idiot still a GM? Who makes this trade? Of all the quality dmen in Florida, he takes the almost worst. And then adds in picks?!? In this world where every single team uses advanced stats, how can he not see Guds is a bottom pairing dman - who's making top 4 dman $$. Benning has brought in enough bottom pairing dmen, in fact that's ALL he's brought in & now it's all this team has (short of Tanev/Edler). A GM is supposed to come in and make a team better. He's done NOTHING but make this team exponentially worse. He's traded more picks in 1 year as a GM than GIllis did in last 5 years of tenure. He's traded more young players for older ones than any GM i've seen. He's succeeded in getting the worst asset/value ratio I've ever seen from a NHL GM. I could go on, the list is too long. This fan base needs to pressure Aquilini to get rid of this regime, asap.
  6. Benning: Thomas Drance ‏@ThomasDrance 1h1 hour ago Same guy who messed up the Ryan Oreily offer sheet, drafted Jankowski in the 1st round and many other countless franchise destroying blunders. The same guy that Benning gave a high ranking job i the Canucks org to. I have no idea, none, how Benning still has a job. in a short time as a GM, he's made the worst trades and singings I've ever seen (well since the Keenan era). How any competent GM can make this trade and justify it as "quality", well he's totally incompetent.
  7. [Trade] Kassian to EDM

    People thought EDM was a joke, well the Canucks are the new Oilers under Benning. Benning has to 'pay' a team to take Kassian, then blasts kassian on the way out. A few months later, Kassian is traded for value. Benning is by far and away the worst GM I've seen in the NHL. He's made the worst trades, signings, roster moves, drafting, personal changes I've ever seen. I'm truly flabbergasted by the amount of mistakes, errors, an blatant ignorant decisions he's made in a short time as Canucks GM. People wonder how this team got to be so terrible, well look no further than the GM and the useless chorines he's hired to help him make decisions. Such a joke.
  8. Nothing but embarrassing. Losing to a bunch of 1st time rookies.

  9. [Extension] Derek Dorsett and Luca Sbisa re-signed

    2 of the worst Canucks signings since pre-Gillis. Dorsetts advanced stats are garbage. Sbisas are worse. I'm not sure on what planet any GM in the league would give either player those contracts. BOTH are replacement level players. I have been not impressed with Benning from the beginning. He botches the Kesler trade, gets nothing in return. Signs Ryan Miller to a horrific contract when Lack was better than him from the get-go. Trades picks for Linden Vey (terrible advanced stats) and Dorsett (terrible advanced stats). Vrbata was the only him run signing in his regime. There is a reason why the Canucks are bottom 10 int he league puck possession team, it is pure luck they are making the playoffs. It's rare for a bottom 10 team to make the playoffs. With all those same bottom feeder advanced stats players being on the roster for the next 4 years, we can all look forward to no playoffs during that time.
  10. lack would have ko'd Quick

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    2. Newsflash

      Newsflash

      He's got reach.

    3. Webster6

      Webster6

      I wanted that to go down soooo bad

    4. Blueberries

      Blueberries

      Eddie would then take him for lunch tomorrow.

  11. When the rookie coach has no clue so he benches Kassian.....

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    2. Intoewsables

      Intoewsables

      and it's easier to justify using Dorsett on the PP if he dresses less skill guys

    3. Tortorella's Rant

      Tortorella's Rant

      I think benching Kassian at this point is ridiculous. Consistency is often argued as a huge problem of his. So instead of just letting him play, we bench him.

      I don't disagree with Willie much, but I have to here

    4. Tortorella's Rant

      Tortorella's Rant

      This is stupid. Play him or trade him. He's wasting his time here.

  12. Great Drance article on Edlers Revival: http://canucks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=749726

    1. Brad Marchand

      Brad Marchand

      Good thing JB didn't listen to CDC and trade him away for scraps.

      His on-ice shooting percentage was never going to stay that horrifically low. Of course, certain people never took note.

    2. Brad Marchand

      Brad Marchand

      Also comforting to hear from Lidster that the coaching staff doesn't pay attention to +/-.

  13. great article on Canucks prospects in Utica: http://canucksarmy.com/2015/1/11/the-kids-aren-t-alright

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    2. Brad Marchand

      Brad Marchand

      The author presumes that Canucks prospects should get more ice time simply because they're prospects.

      Several people who watch the Comets play regularly say that Shink and Gaunce haven't played well enough to earn extra ice time. It wouldn't send the right message if they were given more minutes than they deserve or can handle.

    3. ShinkarukisBeast

      ShinkarukisBeast

      I dont know about you guys but i think that Cole Cassels is going to be a beast for us. He has 46 points in 28 games! He is event that scrappy kind of guy that the canucks are looking for, with 65 PIM! he will stand up for his teammates.

    4. viking mama

      viking mama

      Isn't everyone on Utica,.. Canucks' property. Contractually some may have waiver-issues but the majority are there learning to be proper Pros. If they sit or they play, it's based on performance & obedience to the coach's game plan. None of these prospects will likely enter the NHL imediately as top 6-forwards. They should learn to be humble & how to deal with a pecking order, that many have not faced before. The writer is missing the mark on how such things take time.