October 12 2016 03:44PM
So I was reading Thomas Drance's piece on the Canucks over at Sportsnet the other day and I couldn't help but play the video of Benning talking about the Gudbranson trade.
What really struck me was how he describe the trade coming together:
"...it came together fast...they called us...they asked us about Jared...they brought up Eric's name..."
Now, if you've ever been involved in any kind of business negotiations, you might recognize this as somebody that took a very passive approach to making this deal. Florida clearly had the entire negotiation process mapped out. They decided how they wanted it to go, and pulled every trick in the negotiating book to make sure it did.
But listening to Benning talk, it suddenly became clear that the Panthers pulled off the perfect crime. Benning was had, and he didn't even know it.
So let's take a look at how you get away with plunder...
June 26 2015 01:30PM
Ah, the NHL draft. A time of anxious anticipation.
But we've got you, er, covered.
To help you budding GMs out there, we at Canucks Army have prepared a handy list of do's and don'ts for a successful draft. Thanks to @joshweissbock and @MoneyPuck_ for help compiling these tips. Ah, who am I kidding. They came up with them, I just added the witty remarks.
But enough foreplay, let's get to the action.
June 10 2015 03:28PM
We're in for a real treat tonight, folks. It's another night of back and forth action punctuated by the inane ramblings of crazy people with microphones.
No, I'm not talking about the Rogers or NBC broadcasts Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Hawks and the Lightning. We're heading back to Glendale for a best of seven vote on the fate of the Arizona Coyotes' arena lease.
Finally, Coyotes fans have an opportunity to cheer on their team in June!
April 16 2015 11:16AM
In the immortal words of Fox Mulder, "Nobody likes a math geek, Scully."
Especially when they predict that the St. Louis Blues will win the Cup this year. Ugh.
And yet, there we are. So how exactly did we get to this horrible, horrible outcome? Let's open up this particular X-File and find out...
January 29 2015 03:00PM
All eyes in the NHL this weekend were turned to Columbus, where you could see a once interesting and entertaining fixture in the hockey world now turned into a laughing stock, filled with professionals just going through the motions and putting on an embarrassing display.
No, I'm not talking about the All-Star Game, I'm talking about Ken Campbell and The Hockey News.
With news breaking that the NHL is about to revamp it's website to add new statistics, as well as trialing new technologies to automatically track even more on-ice parameters, Campbell penned an obituary to Corsi.