Canucks: What is Jim Benning Doing?

What are the Vancouver Canucks doing? It’s a simple question. If you’ve been anywhere near the local Vancouver headlines over the past few days, you also know it’s a very pressing one. Talk to anyone in or near the fanbase, including the masked cashier behind a pane of glass at your local grocery store, andContinue reading “Canucks: What is Jim Benning Doing?”

Canucks: Benning Extension Cements Vancouver’s Plans – For Now

The Vancouver Canucks have a plan. And Jim Benning is the man they believe will implement that plan. As the news came down Friday that the general manager had been signed to a contract extension, the picture crystallized in Vancouver: Benning is the man. Were he not the man for the Canucks, he would’ve enteredContinue reading “Canucks: Benning Extension Cements Vancouver’s Plans – For Now”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Vancouver Canucks

It’s hard to put a finger on what the Vancouver Canucks are doing. They’ve missed the playoffs three of the last four seasons and have seemingly been in the midst of a so-called “rebuild on the fly” for the past several years. There have been some exciting developments, but the club has also piled upContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Vancouver Canucks”

2016-2017 Season Preview: Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks would like to put 2015-2016 behind them. They finished the season with a 31-38-13 record, good for sixth in the Pacific Division and 13th in the Western Conference. The Canucks had the second-worst offence in the NHL, scoring just 191 goals. They allowed a miserable 243 goals against. Once again, the majorityContinue reading “2016-2017 Season Preview: Vancouver Canucks”

Vancouver Canucks Sign Loui Eriksson

The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Loui Eriksson to a six-year contract worth a reported $36 million. The 30-year-old Swede joins the Canucks after three seasons with the Boston Bruins and an extensive career with the Dallas Stars. “We were looking to add scoring to this group and Loui is a player that scored 30Continue reading “Vancouver Canucks Sign Loui Eriksson”