Jim Benning

Canucks Sign Forward Reid Boucher

<b>Vancouver, B.C.</b> - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Reid Boucher to a one-year, two-way …

NHL

Vancouver Canucks: Jim Benning defends Loui Eriksson

Jim Benning has come under plenty of fire for signing Loui Eriksson to a six-year deal worth $36 million two summers ago. Eriksson hasn’t come …

NHL

Vancouver Canucks should target Michael Grabner in free agency

If Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning is active in free agency, he’ll need to look at the best bargain buys. A reunion with 2006 first …

NHL

Vancouver Canucks: Jim Benning and mixed messages

Jim Benning and the Vancouver Canucks have a problem with their messaging. Fans are not informed and left to speculate about this confusing …

Canadian Hockey

Jim Benning on Elias Pettersson: He's ready to play in the NHL

ESPN NBA Front Office Insider Bobby Marks on Dwane Casey joining the Pistons, possible landing places for LeBron James, how Golden State's dominance …

Ice Hockey

Vancouver Canucks "Not Looking To Move" Chris Tanev

Over the last few years, as the Vancouver Canucks posted disappointing results on the ice, speculation has surfaced about what they’ll do with …

Ice Hockey

Canucks Sign Pettersson

<b>Vancouver, B.C.</b> - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Elias Pettersson to a three-year …

Canadian Hockey

Vancouver Canucks: Here’s how Jim Benning can acquire more picks

The Vancouver Canucks only have six draft selections heading into the 2018 NHL draft, but here’s a creative way for general manager Jim Benning to …

NHL

Vancouver Canucks: Why Jim Benning shouldn’t trade up in draft

Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning owns the seventh pick in this year’s draft. He needs to be content with that pick, because there’s no …

Canadian Hockey

Vancouver Canucks: Jim Benning nailed the 2017 draft

Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has received plenty of unfair criticism in his four years at the helm, and the doubters need to simply …

Canadian Hockey

Vancouver Canucks: Jim Benning needs another first-round pick

Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning owns the seventh selection in the 2018 NHL Draft, but he needs to work his magic and try to land …

NHL

NHL denied Canucks' request to send mascot to draft lottery

What a whale of a time this would've been.<p>Vancouver general manager Jim Benning said the Canucks wanted to send their mascot, "Fin," to represent …

Ice Hockey

The NHL Draft Lottery is apparently not mascot friendly. Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning told Sportsnet 650 that Fin, the team's plush whale mascot, was denied an appearance in Toronto on Saturday night. "Fin wanted to go this year, but we checked with the league and they said he couldn't come," said Benning. (For the record, replacing the suits with mascots at the draft lottery is an idea so good it's no wonder the NHL wouldn't go for it.)

The NHL Draft Lottery is apparently not mascot friendly. Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning told Sportsnet 650 that Fin, the team's plush whale mascot, …

Canadian Hockey

Benning: 'At seven, we're gonna take the best player available'

Canucks general manager Jim Benning spoke about his disappointment that his team was unable to move up in the Draft Lottery but said he expects to be …

NHL

Canucks ACTUALLY tried to send their mascot Fin to represent them at the NHL Draft Lottery

Are whales lucky? If the Vancouver Canucks had their way, we would have found out.When Trevor Linden mentioned sending the team mascot to the NHL …

Canadian Hockey

Canucks Reassign Forward Reid Boucher

<b>Vancouver, B.C.</b> - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has reassigned forward Reid Boucher to the Utica Comets.

American Hockey League

Canucks sign Jasek to three-year entry level contract

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Lukas Jasek to a three-year, …

NHL

Trevor Linden won't represent the Canucks at the NHL Draft Lottery this year

The Vancouver Canucks have a new good luck charm.At least they hope so.Hockey players can be a superstitious bunch, and it appears that extends to …

Canadian Hockey

Dahlen reassigned to Comets from Timra IK

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reassigned forward Jonathan Dahlen to the Utica …

Comets

Canucks reassign Goldobin, Motte & Sautner to Comets

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has reassigned forwards Tyler Motte and Nikolay …

Comets

The Morning Skate, April 3: Sedins mustn’t become tears in the rain

Ok, let’s be honest.A day later and it still stings a bit. The Sedin-less future just doesn’t look all that rosy. Sure there are those kids, but the …

Ice Hockey

Dreger and Friedman ponder cap space usage for Canucks

The Sedins may never get respect they are due<p>Published<p>13 hours ago<p>on<p>Apr 3, 2018<p>Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports<p>The City of Vancouver and the nation …

Canadian Hockey

Green, Linden and Benning look back on the Sedins' career

Travis Green, Trevor Linden and Jim Benning discuss the impact that the Sedins had on the Canucks and on the city of Vancouver. They also discuss how …

Vancouver

Canucks 2 Oilers 1: Suspense builds over Sedins, Gaudette gets feet wet

Canadian Hockey

Snapshots: Sedins, Jets, Rempal, Pinho

Canucks GM Jim Benning plans to meet with pending unrestricted free agents <b>Daniel Sedin</b> and <b>Henrik Sedin</b> in the coming days to gauge their interest in …

NHL

The Provies: Team Tank takes an L, hard work, and Gaud’s Plan

Watching the Canucks play lately has been a bit like listening to someone you barely know talk about their fantasy hockey lineup.Like, sure, they’re …

Canadian Hockey

Canucks ink NCAA leading scorer Gaudette to entry-level deal

The Vancouver Canucks signed forward Adam Gaudette to a three-year entry-level contract.<p>Gaudette, 21, led the NCAA in scoring this season with 30 …

Hobey Baker Award

Keith Kinkaid will start again on Tuesday

Keith Kinkaid will be in the crease Tuesday night against Carolina.<p>Kinkaid was in goal for the Devils in back-to-back wins over Pittsburgh and Tampa …

Ice Hockey

Panthers sign Henrik Borgstrom to ELC

The Florida Panthers have signed Henrik Borgstrom to a three-year, entry-level contract.<p>Borgstrom is one of the top prospects in the Panthers …

Ice Hockey

Holtby back, but Grubauer will start Monday

Philipp Grubauer will be between the pipes Monday against the Rangers.<p>This will be Grubauer's third straight start. Braden Holtby, who missed the …

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