Single Status Update
I think Benning has been an awful GM but there’s no denying he had a great FA day. Aside from Poolman who somehow got 4 years I really don’t see any contracts coming back to haunt the Canucks like previous years. This does not absolve JB of all of his past blunders but even the JB haters like me can’t complain too much about yesterday. Here’s hoping Canucks are competing for a playoff spot next season. Go Canucks Go!
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@ken kaniff Let's not kid ourselves. The usual suspects of "JB haters" spent the majority of their time on CDC criticizing the so-called bad signings, like Poolman, which I even had some hesitations on.
The problem is that they don't acknowledge that Benning did a good job at all. In fact, they just went back to their old arguments about overpayment. That's my issue with these contrarian opinions. You at least have to be honest, and JB haters are rarely that.
I linked several people: lmm, combover, kanucks25 and so forth. They never engaged in the threads about the other Canuck signings that were obviously good. Silky mitts is another example.
There's nothing wrong with being critical, when said criticism has merit and furthers intelligent discussion on these boards. I don't like everything JB has done, although I can usually see what he was trying to accomplish. Some people here don't understand a GM likely has multiple plans, and if Plan A doesn't bear fruit you switch to Plan B, or C. Progression is rarely linear, in a team or with players. But the "haters" (gawd I hate that word) can not and will not see the forest for the trees.