Elliotte Friedman: 'I'm not surprised Benning was extended, they don't want any distractions'
August 16 2019
Sportsnet's insider Elliotte Friedman joined Scott Rintoul to talk about the extension of Jim Benning, namely how the Canucks didn't want to have Benning in limbo going into this season. Friedman also states that he thinks this is a long-term deal, so he would be here for at least two more years. They also discuss how people knew Benning was a scout coming in, and that's why he may still be here. He also talks about how the Canucks haven't been afraid to let go of personnel with term left, so if Benning doesn't work out they may not be afraid to let him go.