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Jim Benning Deserves A Contract Extension

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,

There were some encouraging signs before this season but there was also a belief this team was at least a year away from turning a corner.

That means they were staring down the barrel of another bottom-five finish. That would have meant more empty seats and further fan alienation.

It’s hard to see how Jim Benning would have survived another season like that.

But based on what we’ve seen so far, the rebuild appears to have been accelerated by a year. We’re not going through the whole organization but, based on what they have in Vancouver and what they have in the pipeline, there is ample reason to be optimistic about the future.

On that basis, Benning has earned a contract extension.

a few more notes on the Canucks...

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