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Analyst points out the particular sequence of Jim Benning's tenure that screwed the Canucks for years to come

Published April 1, 2023 at 10:12
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

The trade Jim Benning pulled with the Arizona Coyotes not too long ago will be going down in history and not in a positive column.

It had already been pointed out that the Canucks were offered the opportunity to acquire Vince Dunn for a 3rd Round Draft Pick just days before acquiring Oliver Ekman-Larsson. Obviously, that ended up aging pretty badly since we know how it's turned out today.

While the Canucks played the Flames yesterday, it was pointed out that in that trade the Canucks had acquired Conor Garland who was later re-signed for a little under $5M / year. The Flames were showcasing a winger who's currently having a career-best season with 33 goals and 69 points in 73 games, Tyler Toffoli.




Canucks had traded with the Kings back in February 2020 to acquire Toffoli, but they eventually let him walk into free agency a few months later. It left a void on the Canucks' wings and they eventually traded to acquire Garland as a replacement. Losing a top prospect along the way who ended up being Dylan Guenther.

Toffoli went on to sign with Montreal at a $4.25M AAV managing a 0.8 point per game average over his last four seasons while Garland signed at a $4.9M managing a 0.63 point per game average.

Looking back, the majority would probably choose to have Dunn, Toffoli, and Guenther over OEL and Garland. On the good side of things, this sequence of events can go down as one of the worst in the Franchise's last ten years, it'll extremely hard to not be better. Will Allvin and Rutherford end up turning things around? Certainly looks like it thus far.
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Analyst points out the particular sequence of Jim Benning's tenure that screwed the Canucks for years to come

Can Allvin and Rutherford make up for Benning's mistakes?

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