billabong Posted May 25, 2015 Share Posted May 25, 2015 Benning can't run into the same problem gillis had with Schneider and luongo. You must take the best possible option at the 11th hour and not wait around for the deal you think you deserve for the asset because teams will find their needs elsewhere. Ottawa has 3 nhl tenders so one must go, niemi is a ufa amongst other nhl goalies and is Howard or ward on their way out? Maybe 4-5 teams on paper need a starter or a solid back up and with so many other options and possibly cheaper routes the Canucks can't wait and let this drag out Honestly I'll shocked if benning doesn't deal one around draft day. He's well aware of what happened here and he can negotiate quite well (I.e Kesler trade, vrbata deal, garrison move) so I'm not worried that this will become a distraction Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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