The COVID-19 virus has the NHL on pause, but for Jim Benning, a busy offseason is inevitable. Here are three things he must accomplish this summer for the Vancouver Canucks.
Jim Benning and the rest of the Vancouver Canucks’ management group including the hockey club’s owners deemed the 2019-20 Canucks a team that would do everything in its power to return to the postseason. If that’s going to happen remains to be seen, but up until the stoppage of regular season hockey, the Canucks were on the cusp of accomplishing that very goal.
Despite the COVID-19 virus derailing the NHL season, Jim Benning made an excellent effort this year to help his team the best he could. When the roster needed a little pick me up, he was there to lend a helping hand (When Brock Boeser was injured, he acquired Tyler Toffoli). He showed true belief in his team from start to finish and he should be recognized for his efforts regardless of the outcome of this particular NHL season.
Benning will be hardpressed to complete his upcoming “summer to-do list”, but the soon to be 7th year GM of the Canucks is a smart man and has found ways to make it work this far. COVID-19 puts the future directly in the unknown, and what Benning has to work with is beyond anyone’s guess at this point, but regardless, he still has a job to complete. This next offseason for Van-City is going to be tough, there’s a lot to get done. Here are three things that Benning must accomplish this summer.