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Canucks Owner Makes Surprising Comments About Team's GM.

The Vancouver Cancuks have been a struggling organization over the last couple of years.

Ever since the team lost to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals, the team has never seemed to be able to get back on track.

Current general manager Jim Benning took over as the team's general manager in April of 2014 and many Canucks fans believe his time has expired as GM.

With Benning's contract coming to an end after this season, most fans are hoping it's not renewed, but it looks like the team's owner feels otherwise.

"I'm optimistic we're going to come to an agreement with him," Aquilini told Sportsnet 650, perEd Willes of The Province.

Despite the team being labeled in rebuild mode, the team is off to a 8-6-2 start, good for third place in the Pacific. Benning feels his plan still needs some time to come full circle.

"I'm more concerned about trying to change the culture of the group. Since I took the job, we've been trying to rebuild the organization," Benning said. "It's something that doesn't happen overnight. Kids take time."

Do you think keeping Benning around would be the right choice for the Canucks?

Source: The Province

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