TheRussianRocket. Posted June 14, 2015 Share Posted June 14, 2015 http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/30-thoughts-defencemen-a-hot-commodity-at-draft/3. Obviously, the goalie debate is the big one in Vancouver. (That topic just never goes away, does it?) After their scouting meetings, Benning was willing to say two things: First, Ryan Miller is not the one being traded. Second, while he is looking to get a second-round draft pick for the one he traded earlier, "We are also looking to make hockey trades." So, if it is Eddie Lack, for example, it's not guaranteed to be Lack for a pick. Possible, but not a lock. 2. "Have you ever been to the rink in Manchester?" Canucks GM Jim Benning said Saturday. (No.) "They have a banner showing all of the players who played here on their first Stanley Cup team. Then, they have a banner with all of those who played on the second one. They are the gold standard of our business, drafting and developing. Thats what we want to get to." It was a good run for Vancouvers AHL team. So, how many Comets are ready to contend for an NHL job next season? " I'd say, three-to-five of them," Benning replied. My guess is that includes goalie Jacob Markstrom, defencemen Adam Clendening and Frankie Corrado and forward Sven Baertschi I guess trading 34 year old Miller with a $6m cap hit was too unrealistic as much as getting younger is the goal. Plus it'd hurt GM rep trading away Miller right after we signed him with future free agents and he brings stability which is always a great thing. So, either Lack/Markstrom for a 2nd or a hockey trade. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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