Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 11 2015 12:51PM
Welcome back to "What Would You Do Wednesday!" we missed last week, mostly because we couldn't think of things that we could do (actually, I fell asleep at the wheel). Today, let's talk about a youngster who is ripping it up away from the main roster.
November 11 2015 09:48AM
Jim Benning earned the moniker Trader Jim at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, making move after move. While Benning was much quieter at the 2015 Draft, he still picked his spots throughout July and August and slowly but surely turned his roster over.
The popular belief right now is that Jim Benning is terrible at trading. It’s not strictly about the players involved, but rather about the value of these players as assets. It certainly seemed that the Canucks were bleeding value in nearly every trade that Benning made when looked at from the vast majority of statistical perspectives.
But a funny thing keeps happening: Benning’s deals seem to turn out alright simply because things keep going horribly wrong for the assets that he ships off. So naturally, the question becomes, does Benning see this coming, or is he a more active participant in their misfortunes? In short, is Jim Benning a psychic, or has he been practicing voodoo?
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 10 2015 08:01PM
You all know the story at this point. John Tortorella used to be the head coach fo the Vancouver Canucks. We all thought it would be fun at first, but it turned out to be awful. Next to nothing positive came out of it. Suddenly, the Blue Jackets showed up and offered up a draft pick in exchange for permission to hire a guy that the Canucks already fired. We all laughed as the team obviously approved the move.
Tonight, we got to see the Canucks face him for the first time. It was an interesting one, to say the least.
November 10 2015 05:58PM
Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports
Vancouver Canucks forward Derek Dorsett is one tough costumer. So you know when he's abandoning a shift with urgency while the opponent is threatening on in-zone play, and tossing his equipment to the ice, that something is seriously amiss.
In the first period of Tuesday night's game between the Canucks and the Columbus Blue Jackets, Dorsett left the contest briefly. It appeared that he was cut by the skate of Blue Jackets winger Brandon Saad. Thankfully Dorsett returned to the bench before the end of the period.
November 10 2015 02:00PM
This used to be us, but now we're playin'.
This game preview section sure has been a bummer the last few games and rightfully so, we've been let down. This is also the first time we get to see Ol' Torts behind a bench again. Crazy to think he's being paid by both teams. Anyways, there's a game to play and it's about time we see a Canucks win...in regulation. A rumour has also spread that Jacob (pronounced Yaw keeb) Markstrom gets the start, good for him.