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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


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

    3. Kaner


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

    4. 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. Mike Johnson fired from Sportsnet

    He was , by far, the best/knowledgable guy Sportsnet had - so it only makes sense they fired him. But you keep Cox and Kypreos and all those other winners, Sportsnet
  4. [Signing] Ducks sign Mason Raymond

    Smart, low risk signing. Raymond and Kesler have great advanced stats together, historically speaking. Curious to see if they still got it
  5. [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.
  6. [Report] Canucks Out of Milan Lucic Sweepstakes

    He saved Benning from himself. thank the high heavens
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. I guess it's hard to know whether he's an asset or not. He was doing fine statistically till Benning came in and told him to change his style of play and then never gave him a shot at the NHL lever. It could be a good trade - who knows right. Maybe like you said we forget about it.
  11. Gotta love posted who just write something like you did with no acutely value.
  12. That's some kind of statement which actually says nothing but shows what type of person you are. I detailed why it is not a good trade in my post. Furthermore, since when are basing trades on a players current and historical adanced stats a bad things. Both Chicago and LA won multiple Cups recently with this method. Vancouver is getting signicfictly worse under Bennings regime because he doesn't use advanced stats when valuing players and it shows. Since he got here, all he's done is trade away players with average or better than average advanced stats and bring in players with below average or bottom of the league advanced stats. That's no way to build a hockey team.
  13. Another terrible trade by the worst GM I've ever seen in the NHL. Giving up younger assets and picks for players who've done nothing in the NHL. Check. Bringing in players who have no history of quality advanced stats. Check Brining in players Willie will play no matter what just cause they're were on Medicine The team. Check. Brining in players who've scored 0 goals this season. Check. Giving up on young assets before they are ever given a chance in the NHL. Check. I don't know how he still has a job. He's got fleeced in every traded and signing he's ever made in Vancouver.
  14. [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.