LATEST | Trevor Linden creates a mediatic stir when opening up on his relationship with Jim Benning

Published November 9, 2023 at 12:39
BY COOPER GODIN

One day after discussing the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and the Canucks' decision to take Elias Pettersson on Sportsnet radio, former President of Hockey Operations and captain Trevor Linden opened up about his relationship with former General Manager Jim Benning.

Linden spent a little over four years in the Canucks' front office as the President of Hockey Operations and played a big role in hiring Jim Benning as General Manager in 2014.

"I think as time went on we were going in kind of two different directions. I was more concerned with the vision and kind of the long-term play. I mean I went to work every day thinking about, you know, what was best for the organization and trying to look three, four, five years down the road." Linden said.

He went on to add, "Like I've said, I didn't need a job at that point and I wasn't there to try and keep my job or save my job. I was looking for what was in the best interest of the hockey club. So, I think it was, it's not a secret that we had different ideas on how we should do things."



On July 18th, 2018, after four years in his position with the team, Trevor Linden and the Vancouver Canucks decided to part ways, while Jim Benning remained as the team's General Manager for an additional 3+ years before being fired in December 2021.

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