Canucks: Jim Benning's aggressive moves have paid off

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Canucks: Jim Benning's aggressive moves have paid off
Canucks: Jim Benning's aggressive moves have paid off

Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning received plenty of criticism for his aggressive trades and UFA signings, but they've paid off big time. The Vancouver Canucks are in strong position to end a five-year playoff drought in 2020, and if they manage to do so, fans should prepare to send a plethora of gift baskets to general manager Jim Benning. He's one of the more polarizing figures in franchise history. On one hand, Benning has hit the jackpot more often than not in the draft. Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser and Quinn Hughes have already grown into franchise cornerstone players. But Benning's critics are quick to point out the inability to land valuable young assets and draft picks at the 2016, 2017

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