How the Canucks can get under the salary cap without trading anyone

When Jim Benning says that he meets with his capologist on a daily basis, I don’t believe him. That’s because daily updates on a situation that remains static seem unnecessary. I think the message that he is trying to get across is that the Vancouver Canucks have their cap situation figured out, and I do…


Navigating The Salary Cap – Part 2

In my first article I showed that the Canucks are in a mostly okay salary cap situation this season that is manageable as long as a veteran player remains on injured reserve (likely), is traded (less likely), or if Brock Boeser signs for less than expected (somewhat likely) then they can squeeze everyone in. This…


Navigating The Salary Cap – Part 1

Jim Benning has been criticized for his contract signings since 2015. That year, he re-upped Luca Sbisa and Derek Dorsett in the spring and then followed those up that summer by locking up recently acquired centre Brandon Sutter to a five-year deal with a $4.375 million cap hit.