Latest news: Canucks Nation has a lot of questions about the relationship between Amateur Scouting Director Judd Brackett and General Manager Jim Benning and Assistant GM John Weisbrod.
This week’s mail bag reflects the hot button problem that was created at the base of the fan. Unfortunately, some of the questions are not legally safe to print, as essential service provisions amid the new coronavirus arrest do not include attorneys to defend themselves against defamation and defamation lawsuits.
But we include a selection of questions about Brackett and other things in MacIntyre Mailbag 2. (I plan to go to Roman numerals).
What caused the beef between Benning / Weisbrod and Brackett? Do Benning / Weisbrod just want more?
– Judd Brackett is undervalued (@ JuddBrackett_1) on May 14, 2020
Numerous reports base this dispute on autonomy. Brackett has no control over the amateur scouting department he wants. Things happen in sports organizations and the boys continue, but what makes this issue exceptional is the level of detail that is reported about Brackett’s unhappiness (down to the contract Benning offered him) and that all of this is produced during what appears to be a golden age. for Canucks analysis and writing.
Regardless of the company, all employees want to feel valued and respected, and every manager should look for it for their employees. Brackett has done an excellent job and deserves respect, as well as a degree of latitude. But, as far as I know, there is no organization in the National Hockey League in which the GM, and remember, Benning built his career as an explorer, has ceded full control of his exploration department and presented to a senior employee. Because if the owner is looking for a scalp, his first stop is not the research department.
who would be the main candidate for the new director of amateur scouting, considering that the parenthesis is as good as it is gone?
– jwu (@honeyribss) May 15, 2020
Good question and I don’t know. The Canucks added five new amateur scouts last summer and Benning said this is the strongest department he has ever had, so it’s very likely that if Brackett leaves he will be replaced from within. It would be naive to think, given that during this issue has been ongoing, there has been no succession planning. Benning promoted Brackett to the best job a year after inheriting it from Mike Gillis ’exploratory staff.
What does Weisbrod even do and why was he hired?
– Zhao (@lintspeed) May 15, 2020
Benning hired Weisbrod to be his right-hand man, and as such, Weisbrod is involved in almost every aspect of hockey operations, including amateur research. Gillis had Laurence Gilman, Brian Burke had Dave Nonis, Nonis had Steve Tambellini. I’m not saying that the Benning-Weisbrod dynamics are the same as others or that transgenic assistants have the same level of influence. But every GM wants a support lieutenant to know and trust. That’s why it can be the most important hiring after a head coach.
Judd’s news is proportional due to lack of content. Our market can sometimes turn small things into big things. Is it overflowing?
– Steven Rush (@ HockeyRush17) May 14, 2020
Brackett’s story would be great no matter the circumstances, but, yes, there aren’t many more things to occupy the West Coast’s attention these days in the sport.
How many goals did Judd Brackett score last season and why does everyone think he is a god. It was not decided by Juolevi about Tkachuk
– JB Ryan (@ Jibs10) May 14, 2020
Zero goals. Same as Olli Juolevi at the NHL level. But Juolevi was Benning’s choice in 2016 because GM wanted a defender and he loved what he saw from the Finn to the world juniors. He could have chosen Mikhail Sergachev or Charlie McAvoy. It is believed that Benning already went with Brackett’s first recommendation since then.
I think I’ve heard the name Judd brackett Enough to last a lifetime?
– Jackie Torpedo (@JackieTorpedo) on May 14, 2020
You’ll have to ask Canucks for Twitter, but let’s keep going.
What memories do you have of Alex Mogilny’s 1995-96 season with 55 goals and 107 points? Is he appreciated enough among the best players to ever wear the #Canucks jersey?
– Canucks Prospects (@NucksWatch) May 15, 2020
Alex Mogilny was the best player I’ve ever seen wearing a Canucks uniform. But only for that season. Incredibly gifted offensively, he could also play at his own end and in any situation. Teammates and staff, including Pat Quinn, loved Mogilny. But the team began to crater in its second season in Vancouver and Mogilny was not inspired to play in a projection position. I once tried to react on the part of Mogilny, who was always creepy, asking him after practice one day if there was any sweat in his sweater. Trent Klatt almost fell from the next stand. I also asked AlMo after the season for a summer contact and he replied, “Sure, do you want my credit card number too?”
If the canucks don’t get it through Robin’s part of the 24 playoff round, are they in the lottery and able to keep their choice?
– Wolfman P (@wolfmanp) May 15, 2020
There’s a lot of detail to work on if the NHL returns with an extended post-season format, but the league has stated that the Canucks are a playoff team in winning percentage and I don’t think that will change. The Canucks have no choice but to do so: they marketed their first round 2020 to J.T. Miller, however, will postpone payment until 2021 only if the playoffs are lost this season.
Mac … well, you’re fine.
What do you think Canuck’s canelina comb looks like next season?
How many bodies do we see?
– allan powell (@socklesshal) May 15, 2020
There are many moving parts on the blue line. The only certainties for next season are Alex Edler, Tyler Myers and Quinn Hughes. UFA Chris Tanev and FRG Troy Stecher could be victims of low wages and the team is expected to try to move Jordie Benn. Benn’s $ 2 million salary could go to Nikita Tryamkin and there’s a chance Brogan Rafferty will make the selection in the NHL after his excellent season in the AHL. An excellent prospect that Jack Rathbone could even enter NHL roles if he leaves Harvard, but it seems unlikely due to all the uncertainty in the hockey world and the real world. After that, there is an opportunity for Juolevi on the left side. Unless the Canucks charge Tanev and / or Stecher the wages that fit the panel, Vancouver will have to go to the market for another defender or two.
How long is your baby?
– Robert Yang (@RobertTYang) May 14, 2020
The universal answer to this question, unless it is for Barry Melrose, is “too long.” I have tried to cut my locks, but I think I would be more successful in acting as my own chiropractor than the barber. Since there is no photographic evidence, I admit that I once had a ponytail from a very young age in the late 80’s, but my hair was never long and straight to form more than a small ponytail. It seemed like an extra in a pirate drama.
Wondering if you can help me figure out who the guy in this picture behind Pat Quinn is? I can’t put my finger on it like almost 29 years ago … pic.twitter.com/LqtnIcgJ1w
– Joey Kenward (@kenwardskorner) May 14, 2020
First, that was only 28 and a half years ago. But I can’t deny this graphic evidence – this is my mentor, former Sun columnist Archie McDonald, on the far left and, I think, a photographer behind Pavel Bure. The dreaded fear is that Pat Quinn’s hair migrated over time to my head.
OKAY. Which Scotsman was the best in his trade? Golf: Old Tom Morris / Young Tom Morris? Football: Kenny Dalglish / Willie Johnston? Motor Racing: Jackie Stewart / Jim Clark? Poetry: Robert Burns / Walter Scott? Politics: William Gladstone / John A. Macdonald? Performance: Sean Connery / Fat Bastard?
– Mike Beamish (@sixbeamers) May 14, 2020
Outstanding question. I’m glad you asked. Easily Old Tom, Kenny Dalglish, Jim Clark and Sir Walter Scott. The choice of actors is imminent, but I have to go with Fat Bastard because I’ve seen “Rising Sun”.
Who would come out on top in the battle of the managers Harold Snepsts or Dana Murzyn?
– Ten Zowie (@TenZowie) May 14, 2020
On ice, shoes, easy. Congratulations on spelling Harold’s name correctly. But in the sand, I would go with Murzyn because those arms could generate momentum. And his skating step would be the same.
The top five golf courses you’ve played while on “homework”.
– Brad Ziemer (@BradZiemer) May 14, 2020
I feel a bit of cynicism in this question from my semi-retired friend who paid for a round of golf when the balls were gutta-percha. The work ALWAYS arrives and I’ve never missed a great story on the road (like, for example, the acquisition of Trevor Linden), because it was at a Jimmy Buffett concert. However, I have rarely taken my golf clubs to the NHL project, then taken one more day on my own before flying home. This way, I was able to play: 1. Whistling Straits (a Chicago unit) 2. Bethpage Black (New York) 3. Streamsong Red (near Tampa) 4. Bulle Rock (a Philadelphia unit) 5. Longaberger (outside of Columbus).
Hey, Iain: During your long and extensive career, have you ever met a journalist who played a game on the press board when he or she should have been quiet? Asking for a friend.
– Elliott Pap (@ElliottPap) May 14, 2020
Welcome back to Twitter, my witty and completely retired Vancouver Sun. You come short (without a fist): You were a man of play and an analyst of colors. Such as the time you offered in your custom: “Canucks lose face. Turnover Look, another bad pass. This team is not ready to play. “And then the first 10 seconds of the game were over.
But I miss your comments and appreciate your constant willingness to make my mistakes before most Sportsnet readers see them.
When you were a pay-per-view guest on @Canucks TV shows, did you ever leave your cell phone in your jacket pocket and have someone call you while you were interviewing? And are you angry that the caller had an uncatalogued number? Asking for a friend.
– Steve Ewen (@SteveEwen) May 14, 2020
Who is? Friends don’t call friends during live TV.
What is the strongest position of the farm system and what do you think needs more help?
– dmolson (@burlivespipe) May 14, 2020
The Canucks have an excellent group of wingers on their way: Nils Hoglander, Vasily Podkolzin, Kole Lind, Will Lockwood, and even Aidan Mcdonagh. And Zack MacEwen is already on the team. Its weakest position in the system is probably the strongest at the NHL level: center. The Canucks viewed Tyler Madden more as a center, but sold him to the Los Angeles Kings for Tyler Toffoli. Fifth-round pick Carson Focht is probably the best center in the pipeline, and has just finished his season plus a junior in the WHL. This is an area that Canucks needs to address.
An update on Levio would be fine.
– Jaskaran (@Jaskarancanucks) May 14, 2020
Josh Leivo continues to rehabilitate from a broken knee cap. Canucks always said that if the playoffs lasted long enough, Leivo could play again this season. But if they started tomorrow, it would still not be available.
Okay, okay. Tell us about the burgundy veal.
– J. D. Burke (@JDylanBurke) May 14, 2020
Easy but long recipe. It requires commitment. Use quality beef from a butcher and it won’t come cheap. You’ll go with two-thirds / one-thirds of wine and beef mix and use plenty of flour when you initially cook the onion and celery to ensure a substantial sauce while you cook the meat for three to four hours in a sealed cast iron pot. . You’re welcome.