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The Paper Feature: Jim Benning hopes more size will lead to fewer injuries

http://images.glaciermedia.ca/polopoly_fs/1.23159480.1517356855!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_300/erik-gudbranson-at-canucks-practice.jpgIf you like the Canucks’ signings in free agency, it could be for a number of reasons. You might prize Jay Beagle’s Stanley Cup experience, Antoine Roussel’s energy, and Tim Schaller’s penalty killing. More than that, you, like Jim Benning and the Canucks, probably like that they’ll take on defensive responsibilities so that the team’s younger, more skilled players can be put in a more offensive role.
Benning, however, sees another benefit to signing the three veterans: injury prevention.

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Monday Mailbag Part 2: Management, College Hockey, and “Why?”

Is there a possibility that we lose Quinn Hughes by not signing him now? — Francisco Varas (@PanchoVaras) July 30, 2018 There’s always a chance, but it seems unlikely given the fact that Hughes would have to spend another three years in college before he’d be able to hit free agency. Taking the Jimmy Vesey…

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