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Canucks Hat Trick: GM Benning needs to be busy now

Three thoughts after a 2-0 loss to Dallas on Wednesday stretched the Canucks’ losing streak to five games:

1. After all the angst about how dysfunctional the Canucks’ defence (with the exception of the Edler/Tanev pairing), it’s now becoming clear the team is facing an even bigger problem. 302 more words

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Canucks GM Benning confident his team will rebound; looks like Bo's here to stay

Jim Benning said he’s not looking to shore up the Canucks’ defence via trade in the absence of No. 1 D-man Dan Hamhuis.

The Canucks GM also sounded like rookie Bo Horvat won’t be playing anywhere but Vancouver this season. 374 more words

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Canucks Hat Trick: Sedins alert; Bonino's goal drought and Tanev-time

Three things we are pondering, heading into Tuesday’s game in Washington:

1. Let’s start off with the latest installment of The Sky is Falling, featuring the Sedin brothers. 485 more words

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Canucks acquire minor league D-man from Islanders

The Canucks have acquired defenceman Andrey Pedan in exchange for Alexandre Mallet and a third-round pick in 2016 from the New York Islanders. On the heels of trading prospect centre Kellan Lain last week to the Oilers for centre Will Acton, it suggests GM Jim Benning hasn’t been all that impressed with the depth left him by the previous regime. 120 more words

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Canucks' Jim Benning early leader for GM of the year

If the voting was conducted today for NHL general manager of the year, wouldn’t Vancouver Canucks rookie executive Jim Benning have to be the favorite? 409 more words


After 20 Games - What Canucks Benning and Dejardins have Learned

Not having seen the Canucks very often through the years, the first 20 games has been a learning experience for the new GM – Jim Benning and of course it’s Coach – Willie Dejardins. 1,331 more words


Timeline: Ryan Kesler’s career had ups and downs

June 21, 2003: Drafted 23rd overall by the Canucks from Ohio State Buckeyes of the CCHA.

Nov. 24, 2003: Makes NHL debut in 2-1 loss to Toronto, producing no points. 654 more words

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