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Watch Jamie Benn embarrass Canucks

Feb 22, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT

The Dallas Stars were forced to start the season without Jamie Benn because they couldn’t agree to terms in time. Eventually Dallas inked him to a five-year, $26.25 million contract and the 23-year-old immediately went to work proving he’s worth that deal.

To get a glimpse of what he’s capable of, just look at him skate around the Vancouver Canucks to score the opening goal Thursday night:

The Canucks battled back to earn a 4-3 victory to improve to 9-3-4 this season. Dallas is 8-8-1, which puts them in a tie for ninth place in the Western Conference.

Benn now has five goals and 10 points in his last eight games and has already tied Jaromir Jagr for the team’s scoring lead despite the handicap of having missed five of the Stars’ 17 contests.

  1. trom09 - Feb 22, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Just like he did last season against Columbus.

  2. freneticgarfieldfan - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Jamie Benn: “To everyone in Canada outside of BC, you’re welcome.”

    • 19to77 - Feb 22, 2013 at 11:53 AM

      Benn’s from Victoria you tool.

      • nobandwagoners - Feb 22, 2013 at 12:04 PM

        Which for the completely uneducated (and those that cannot use google), is the capital city of BC.

      • davebabychreturns - Feb 22, 2013 at 12:32 PM

        So 19to77, what you’re saying is that in addition to the entire rest of the country there are also people in Victoria who hate the Canucks?

      • kaptaanamerica - Feb 22, 2013 at 1:09 PM

        Buffoon.you’re embarrassing Canadians with you r foolish comments.

  3. rdurk86 - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Wow get roasted.

  4. davebabychreturns - Feb 22, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    It’s funny, when I was a kid I watched highlights like this and was dazzled by the individual skill, now I watch replays like this or the Datsyuk goal the other night (or Edler’s goal last year where the BJs just gave him the middle of the ice) and shake my head at the brutal team defense. I guess it says a lot about where the game has gone over the last couple of decades – and not in a good way – but individuals simply shouldn’t be able to make plays like that at the NHL level.

    Also – it’s bizarre that Hamhuis and Bieksa have been our worst pairing this year. They had better get it together because that was bush league. Juice is on pace for 15 goals this year and he’s going to have to keep that up if he has any hope of outscoring his many, many defensive miscues.

    But anyway – booo Vancouver, rah rah Jamie Benn.

    • nobandwagoners - Feb 22, 2013 at 12:02 PM

      That was a great shot by Benn – he has the full package and he’s only going to get better. Scary thought for opposing teams.

      But how about also showing Henrik’s and Burrow’s 2 on 1 where they completely undressed the defence and goalie for a tap in by Henrik? Or the Canucks’ last “power play” of the game where with just over 2 minutes left in the 3rd, they decided to hang onto the puck and played keep away for pretty much the entire 2 minutes of that last period to bring the game home and not give up a potential odd man rush the other way? It’d be nice for a change if Mr. Dadoun actually posted something that didn’t just slam the Canucks or take veiled pot shots at them.

      • trom09 - Feb 22, 2013 at 12:14 PM

        Actually I think he said the Canucks got the last laugh.

      • davebabychreturns - Feb 22, 2013 at 12:31 PM

        Meh I’m not worried about “fair and balanced” coverage on a hockey blog, it was probably the highlight of the night and as I said a great individual effort so it got posted here.

        Good for Canucks fans that their team came back and won the game after opening so poorly, but not really relevant to a “look at this goal” post.

  5. kaptaanamerica - Feb 22, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    How about we watch a clip of dan hamhuis sending Bieksa out on a partial break away and he scores.then we can see why the Nux have the best d in the league.fyi Bieksa ha a five goals just behind karlsson. Hamhuis has eight assists and a goal already this season.

  6. loinstache - Feb 22, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    I agree with a previous comment, what about that final power play? I have never before seen that, talk about embarrassing a team

    • kaptaanamerica - Feb 22, 2013 at 1:18 PM

      Jagr hung his head on the bench when he realized what was going on and that the team was gassed and so they couldn’t get the puck back.it was crazy.

  7. kaptaanamerica - Feb 22, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    I for one hope Ben n is on team Canada instead of Crosby

    • micasa81 - Feb 22, 2013 at 2:55 PM

      Could we please have both?

    • 19to77 - Feb 22, 2013 at 3:55 PM

      What amazes me is that there are three real people on this board who actually think we’d be better off in the Olympics with Benn than with Sidney leading-the-League-in-points-again Crosby.

      Seriously, we can’t just take both? And like, Toews and Giroux to round out at centre?

  8. salmon90 - Feb 22, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Well if you’re ‘kaptaanamerica’ of course you don’t want Crosby on the Canadian team! I hope Burrish is on Team USA instead of Kane but guessing that’s probably not gonna happen.

    • kaptaanamerica - Feb 22, 2013 at 5:14 PM

      CANADA happens to be Part of North America ……

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