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SportsBenning confirms Eriksson trade a possibility for Canucks

07:16  11 june  2019
07:16  11 june  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Canucks will not move 10th pick of this year's draft

Canucks will not move 10th pick of this year's draft If Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning was looking for some final answers on his draft board at the NHL Scouting Combine, he found them. Benning tells The Province’s Ben Kuzma that he will stand pat with his first-round pick as the NHL Entry Draft approaches, neither trading the pick away nor moving up or down the draft order: Coming out of the combine, I felt even better and excited about the player we’re going to get at No. 10. The kids were excellent in the interviews because they can get into a room with adults and sell themselves on what they can do and what they can get better at. I’m super excited about the pick.

Eriksson is Jim Benning ’s biggest free agent signing, one that is indelibly connected to his tenure as General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks . Benning should have been well aware of the possibility of Eriksson underperforming — he was there in Boston as Assistant General Manager

# Canucks GM Jim Benning said he evaluates all options, but trading defenceman Chris Tanev won’t be happening “I don’t think [moving up] is a possibility with where we’re at as a team. Benning confirmed a Matt Sekeres report from earlier this week which suggested the Canucks could use a

Benning confirms Eriksson trade a possibility for Canucks© Icon Sportswire / Getty

Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning might trade forward Loui Eriksson after the 33-year-old said he and Canucks coach Travis Green "don't really get on 100 percent."

"I am going to talk to Loui this week and get his thoughts on everything and why he made the comment he did, but (a trade) could be something that's real," Benning said, according to Kevin Woodley of NHL.com.

Eriksson, who has three years left on a six-year, $36-million contract, made the comments to Swedish website HockeySverige.se while playing for Sweden at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.

A trade for Edmonton Oilers forward Milan Lucic could be a good fit for both teams, TSN's Darren Dreger speculated on "Insider Trading."

Benning: Canucks looking for help on defence heading into draft, free agency

Benning: Canucks looking for help on defence heading into draft, free agency Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has a lot of balls in the air these days. There's the upcoming NHL draft — which his team just happens to be hosting — plenty of meetings, and preparations for the opening of free agency July 1. With young stars like Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser, and presumed captain-in-waiting Bo Horvat up front, Benning feels pretty good about Vancouver's forward group. That's why his focus heading into the big month ahead revolves around shoring up a defence with some nice pieces, and just as many question marks.

Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning is staring down a busy offseason, with their Benning didn’t rule out the possibility that Eriksson may need a fresh start elsewhere, and there have been unsettling rumours of a possible trade involving the Edmonton Oilers’ Milan Lucic, who has

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning chats with Canucks reporter Joey Kenward after the club signed free agent forward Loui Eriksson Friday.

"There could be a fit and if you look at it from Edmonton's perspective, the interest might come from their newly hired coach Dave Tippett, who had Loui Eriksson in Dallas for three years, so there is a familiarity there," Dreger said. "The Vancouver Canucks do see ​value in Milan Lucic, in that they have a younger team, they have some smallish players... Milan Lucic could add a little bit of bite."

Both Eriksson and Lucic come with a $6-million cap hit.

Eriksson notched 11 goals and 29 points in 81 games this season.

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