Joined: Mar 2017
The 2 attractions for Vanek are: he will have a good choice of linemates to make him look good, he has a better chance of getting traded to a hot team that can get him a Stanley Cup for a bigger payday with term.
I don't know if there's a private agreement, but I'd bet on players having very high trust in Benning to trade them where they want to go if that was the deal, based on his actions.
The locker room is stable, everyone knows the Sedins and Ryan Miller put in a good word to lay to rest other worries.
[there are 3 different groups daily in training camp right now, Canucks are both rolling lots of dice and also preparing for a trip to China.
That being said, a search on twitter shows Vanek having skated with Eriksson-Burmistrov-Vanek, Eriksson-Sutter-Vanek.
They might try Gagner or Horvat in the middle next, before trying Vanek on the wing with Sedins or Baertschi/Horvat.
Maybe more important than linemates for Vanek is the Canucks had the worst PP last year and are doing everything possible to change that this summer with new coaches and new players. PPG are the easiest way to boost stats and they want to get him a tonne]