Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/29/14 at 06:35 PM ET
from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province,
After going supervillain on that once-preciouse core, tearing out a chunk of the Canucks roster with the Kesler and Jason Garrison deals, Trader Jim Benning proclaimed he has no intentions to be “careful” as he turns toward finding the tools the Canucks are going to need to actually score some goals next year.
As it stands now, they have only two locks as top-six forwards, Daniel and Henrik Sedin.
“Some of the things we’ve done (in Philadelphia) is supply depth to our organization. Now, we want to sign guys who can make an impact,” Benning said. “We’ve cleared out money and we can be active. That’s what we wanted — so that in free agency, if we see something we want to do, we can now do it.”
“We are going to go after pieces that we think can make the team better.
Could one of those pieces be a starting goalie, say Ryan Miller?
“It could be,” Benning said. “He could be the guy.
“We want to make the playoffs next year. Our goal is to make the playoffs every year and develop young players in a winning environment.
“That’s what we’re trying to accomplish.”
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