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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. JIm Benning is the gift that keeps on giving, we've got Dorsett and Sbisa and Granlund and all off these great players under contract. So glad Benning is our GM. Here's to a few more seasons of top 3 draft pick
  10. [Trade] Hudler to Florida

    Good comparable for Vrbata, though Vrby has way better advanced stats (and has historically). So if Vrbys traded, Benning should get no less than this. Who am I kidding, It's Benning. He'll add a 5th round pick + Vrbata to any team for a 4th rounder..... cause it's Benning.
  11. [Trade] Philip Larsen's rights to Canucks

    Bob McKenzieVerified account‏@TSNBobMcKenzie Conditional aspect of 5th round pick in EDM-VAN deal is it could become 4th-round pick if Larsen hits specified production thresholds. Oh my god this trade gets better. Larsen, who couldn't break the d-core in Edm, fetches a possible 4th rounder from Benning. Erhoff could only get a 4th rounder and he was one of the best d-man in NHL at the time. LOLOL. Benning is so terrible at his job.
  12. [Trade] Philip Larsen's rights to Canucks

    5th rounder for rights to an unknown who's played 80 miserable games in the NHL over 5 years? Back in 2011, Erhoff (who was at the time of of best dman in NHL) had his rights traded for a 4th rounder. Benning is, by far, the worst GM I've ever seen. People balked over some of Gillis's trades, but Bennings traded more draft picks in less than 2 years as a GM - than Gillis did in previous 6 years as a GM. He's trading away the future of this team for players who (at his rate) 95% of the time turn out to be AHL players. Had he not gave Frankie Corrado away for NOTHING, this trade would not have been made. He covers up one terrible mistake, but making another. That's our GM folks. Worse than Keenan.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.