The Elbow staff
VANCOUVER, BC – Jim Benning and his management team are already regretting the contracts they have not yet offered to impending free agents, unnamed sources say.
According to several reports, the likes of Milan Lucic and Brian Campbell will each be offered contracts in excess of $60 million, much to the dismay of everyone involved in the Vancouver Canucks organization.
"[Benning] is already talking about how he gave Lucic too much money," the source said about the Vancouver general manager. "We haven't even spoken to Milan yet."
"I also overheard him say that we gave Pittsburgh too much in the trade for Fleury."
The source said that the team had contacted Bill Daly to see if they could rescind on the deals that are yet to be signed. The league is yet to return that call.
Assistant GM John Weisbrod reportedly told members of the Canucks' inner sanctum on Thursday "what will be done is done" and that "there's no point dwelling on the future".
As of 5am Friday, an angry crowd had gathered outside Rogers Arena in Vancouver demanding that more be done prior to the opening of next week's free agency.