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The Best Jim Benning Player Comparisons of the Decade

Let’s play a game. It’s called “HFBoards poster, or Jim Benning?” It’s simple. I’m going to give you a few examples of player comparisons, and you can guess whether they were made by a random fan on the internet, or current Canucks General Manager James Elmer Benning. Who compared Brandon Sutter to a generational two-way…

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The Canucks May Be Worse Than Their Underlying Numbers Suggest

It’s only been two weeks, and mediocre is starting to look like a compliment. The Canucks have now lost three of their last four games, and have scored just seven goals over that span. They’ve now dropped to 3-4 in the month of December, with five of their six remaining games against playoff teams. And…

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Roundtable: Brandon Sutter

When Brandon Sutter went down with injury earlier this season, it opened up a spot in the lineup for Adam Gaudette, who fared quite well in his absence. While the Canucks will certainly welcome his return, it does leave the team with some difficult decisions to make with regards to the bottom half of their…

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Postgame: Canucks Get a Mulligan, Down Canes 1-0 in OT

Tonight’s game felt like it was straight out of 2016. Half of twitter was talking about election results, and the other half was talking about how the Canucks’ were struggling to score at home against a superior team. Everyone was oscillating rapidly between bored and depressed. The Canucks, and this can’t be stressed enough, did…

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Roundtable: Mediocrity

It’s the word that’s on everyone’s minds. With the Canucks currently vying for the final wildcard spot, there’s been some discussion as to the team’s overall quality. So, it’s time for you all to have your say. Are the Canucks mediocre? Why or why not? Everyone knows where I stand, so I’ll leave you all…

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For the first time in years, the Canucks have a real top-six

The term “top-six forward” gets thrown around a lot by fans and media alike, but most people don’t really know what it means. While some observers can certainly recall a time when second-line forwards were putting up 50-60 point seasons, the reality is that those days are long behind us. Unfortunately, it seems that a…

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The Canucks Are Mediocre

The first two months of the Vancouver Canucks’ season couldn’t have been more different from one another. In October, the team got off to such a hot start that they were able to give fans their first palpable sense of hope in nearly five years. Sure, they’d gotten off on the right foot plenty of…

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Roundtable: No-Luck November

November really took its toll on a Canucks team that looked prepped to join the NHL’s elite for the first few weeks of the season. The team went 5-7-4 in November, and aside from the power play, not much went their way. What do you think is ailing the Canucks and how would you fix…