Popular Post -AJ- Posted January 27, 2020 Popular Post Share Posted January 27, 2020 https://theprovince.com/sports/hockey/nhl/vancouver-canucks/ed-willes-is-canucks-jim-benning-the-best-gm-in-the-nhl-at-the-seasons-halfway-mark?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1579902220 Some interesting info in here, including the fact that Jim finished 4th in mid-season Jim Gregory (GM of the year) voting. I wonder how "Dim Jim"ers are handling all this. Quote The Professional Hockey Writers Association — a confederacy of filberts and misfits of which your agent has been a proud member for 30-odd years, emphasis on odd — announced its midseason awards this week. Most of the results were predictable. Connor McDavid won the Hart; John Carlson the Norris; Cale Makar the Calder with Canucks’ rookie Quinn Hughes finishing second. There was one category, however, in which the results weren’t quite as obvious, where voters had to stop and think about their ballot. The Jim Gregory Award goes to the general manager of the year — or half-year in this case — and it went to Colorado’s Joe Sakic over the Coyotes’ John Chayka and the Blues’ Doug Armstrong. But it also raised a question in at least one member’s mind; namely, did any GM do more to improve his team over the first half of this season than Jim Benning? Benning, as it happens, finished fourth, which at least means his work with the Canucks isn’t a complete mystery to the national media. But you wonder if the voters fully appreciate the transformation that has taken place in Vancouver and the turnaround Benning has helped create. 3 6 10 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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