Canucks: Jim Benning and reclamation projects

During his five years with the Canucks, Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning has made many big-time trades. Here is a look at his best work so far. Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has been the brunt of much scrutiny during his time with the organization. Whether it’s his overpriced free agent signings, lacklustre trades … Continue reading Canucks: Jim Benning and reclamation projects

Canucks: Alex Burrows and ball hockey

Written for thecanuckway.com Through 50 years of Vancouver Canucks hockey characters. Here, I’m taking a look back on how Alexandre Burrows emerged as a franchise great. Former Vancouver Canucks forward Burrows made a name for himself during his time with the Sedin twins. Dubbed as the “third Sedin,” Burrows was the ideal player to complete the top … Continue reading Canucks: Alex Burrows and ball hockey

Canadians: Vacuum cleaners or baseball players? C’s sweep Dust Devils

The Vancouver Canadians completed what some would call a sweep sandwich. After sweeping away the Dust-Devils, the C’s travelled to Spokane, and then returned home to sweep Tri-City once again.  For Vancouver, who were already eliminated from first-half contention, the rest of the first half is mostly time to practice. However, that's not to take … Continue reading Canadians: Vacuum cleaners or baseball players? C’s sweep Dust Devils

Canucks: The Kalamazoo question

Written for thecanuckway.com With the Vancouver Canucks goaltending situation heading into this season,  could the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings be an option for the organization? To say the goaltending situation for the Vancouver Canucks has an interesting past would be a criminal understatement. Since the turn of the decade especially, the Vancouver Canucks have had a whirlwind of … Continue reading Canucks: The Kalamazoo question

Canadians: Walkin’ around the bottom of the standings

July 9, Vancouver- The Vancouver Canadians returned home after a quick trip down the I5 where they played a brief three-game series vs the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. The C’s came into the first game of the Everett series feeling good about themselves, after putting up double-digit runs for the first time this season in their 16-9 win … Continue reading Canadians: Walkin’ around the bottom of the standings

Player Development Series: Which draft has more value, NHL or MLB?

July 6, 2019, Vancouver- Player development is a crucial part of any sport, but there is no clear consensus on what sport has the best system for player growth. Minor leagues, affiliates, prospect leagues and colleges all have their benefits. However, some have established themselves as the preferred routes to success for the game's elite.  Soccer … Continue reading Player Development Series: Which draft has more value, NHL or MLB?