Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 6/30/14
Memorable Moments It hasn’t taken long for newly minted general manager Jim Benning to make his mark on the Vancouver Canucks. Since joining Vancouver, Benning’s made his first hire, snagging Willie Desjardins for the Canucks coaching vacancy. Following that, Benning dealt arguably the Canucks best forward in Ryan Kesler to the Anaheim Ducks. And that was just the beginning. Interspersed in all the craziness leading up to the draft was the Canucks trading Jason Garrison to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a second-round pick, which was later turned into Linden Vey. The Canucks also acquired agitating right winger, Derek Dorsett, for a third round pick. By the time all this was done, the draft hadn’t even started. Talk about making your mark. After overhauling a huge chunk of Vancouver’s roster, Benning had the draft to take care of. Benning had eight picks with which to work, and work with them he did. Now that you’re all caught up on the most recent episode of roster crazies in Vancouv...
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