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Here’s what you may have missed on The Quickie over the last week.
Is Jim Benning a Genius?
Was Jim Benning a genius for calling out Jake Virtanen?— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) September 9, 2020
Or, was it unnecessary?
Listen to my take this morning on The Quickie. I also dish out my Virtanen trade scenario for you rosterbation freaks out there. https://t.co/YnJ1zBsaZj pic.twitter.com/znTaAWIHHo
It’s not often that you hear a general manager call out specific players for mediocrity.
Usually, that’s considered to be in bad taste. You would think that a GM who has his player’s back would keep those comments behind closed doors.
That’s not what Jim Benning did when speaking to the media last week. He directly called out Jake Virtanen, saying that he expected more from the player.
However, was this decision to call out Jake a genius move by the Canucks general manager? Or was it foolish? I give you my take on The Quickie.
Does Nikita Kucherov remind you of Elias Pettersson?— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) September 10, 2020
It's an interesting question, and not one I came up with. Shout out to @kylebhawan after some lazy thought creation on my part this morning on The Quickie.
Listen to my take on the question: https://t.co/1bXG5IX5jQ pic.twitter.com/wV9poWeZB3
There are probably lots of players that remind you of Elias Pettersson. That’s a testament to the fact he’s largely a unique player — with portions of his game reminding us of former and current star players.
After Nikita Kucherov’s clutch game-winning goal against the New York Islanders, I talk about the similarities between the Canucks superstar and the reigning Hart Trophy winner.
Do it for Ricky
Some Rick Bowness facts:— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) September 11, 2020
- Coached in the NHL for 34 years.
- Been to two Stanley Cup Finals ('11, '15)
- Hasn't been to the Conference Finals as an HC since '92
You're a monster if you aren't cheering for Bowness.
I give Ricky some love on The Quickie: https://t.co/BQ1yPFJE6t pic.twitter.com/fVq6a7h7zO
Monday Morning Quickie: Surprising stats from Canucks Bottom D-men
Did you like or dislike the play of Benn, Fantenberg and Myers in the playoffs?— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) September 14, 2020
I go over some surprising stats from those D-men this morning on The Quickie: https://t.co/gtK9tj58Ah pic.twitter.com/GkRFVCs6o7
Did Fantenberg deserved all that praise from the Hockey Night in Canada Panel? Was Myers bad or unlucky during the playoffs? And what category did Benn lead all Canucks in during the playoffs?
I answer that today on The Quickie.