Plays of the Week: February 19th, 2017

Vanessa Jang
February 19 2017 04:56PM

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What They're Saying: Jim Benning Addresses the Trade Deadline

Vanessa Jang
February 17 2017 01:00PM

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With the Trade Deadline a little under two weeks away, the Canucks have four games left to decide their war-room tactics. They play Calgary and Philadelphia back-to-back this weekend, then have their NHL-mandated five-day bye week until they face San Jose on the following Saturday. After playing Detroit on Tuesday night, management will likely spend deadline day in the Rogers Arena offices before embarking for San Jose.

Earlier yesterday afternoon, Jim Benning made an appearance on TSN 1040 to discuss their preparation for the upcoming events, as well as what to expect from the Canucks and teams around the league.

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Plays of the Week: February 12th, 2017

Vanessa Jang
February 12 2017 11:30AM

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Sven Baertschi Leaves Game with Concussion

Vanessa Jang
February 07 2017 08:07PM

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Early in the first period, Sven Baertschi took a hit from Predators forward Cody McLeod. Visibly frustrated after returning to the bench, he then left to get looked at. The Canucks announced that Baertschi will be out for the remainder of the game with a concussion.

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What He's Saying: Jim Benning's Prospects Update

Vanessa Jang
February 07 2017 11:00AM

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We know Brock Boeser, Olli Juolevi, and Thatcher Demko. We've heard plenty about the Canucks' top three prospects, but not much about the rest of the list. Jim "Draft Guru" Benning came into Vancouver with quite the drafting pedigree. During his tenure with Buffalo and Boston, Benning managed to snatch some mid-round gems. Derek Roy, Jason Pominville, and Dennis Wideman were all 2nd to 7th-round picks who have had rather successful careers.

Prior to Jim Benning's hiring, the the depth prospect cupboard was sub-par. Three year's in, it's been filled. It's not necessarily full (or even close to full), but it's a heck of a lot better than it was before. This weekend on Hockey Prospect Radio, Jim Benning have us an update and scouting report on some players who may not be getting very much publicity.

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