You can bet on 13 potential general managers the Canucks might hire

Dec 6 2021, 10:25 pm

It’s time to place your bets on who the next Vancouver Canucks general manager will be.

No, literally.

After the news dropped that Canucks GM Jim Benning was officially let go on Sunday evening, Sportsbook PlayNow has put up odds to see who the next Canucks general manager will be.

Some familiar names are on the list, with former Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin leading the way after being linked to the club earlier today.

Benning’s tenure in Vancouver lasted a little over seven seasons with the team before his departure, with Stan Smyl replacing him as the team’s interim general manager.

But it’s clear that the Canucks are now searching for a replacement for Benning, with PlayNow offering up 13 options to fill the role.

Bergevin headlines the list, but there are some other intriguing options on the list as well.

Former Canucks GM Mike Gillis is an outside shot at the job at 49-1 odds, while Canucks longtime goaltender Roberto Luongo is at 29-2 odds to take on the top job.

Former Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee also appeared on the list, with the same odds as Luongo.

Sprinkled into the list are TV commentator Ray Ferraro, Leafs’ assistant general manager Laurence Gilman (who held a similar role with the Canucks), and Hurricanes assistant GM Eric Tulsky.

However, there will be no coaching bets as Bruce Boudreau has already been brought into the club to replace Travis Green on a two-year deal and will be making his debut behind the bench tonight.

Here’s the complete list of payouts from PlayNow, based on how much you’d make if you landed the right guess on a $1 wager.

  • Marc Bergevin (4.50)
  • Chris MacFarland (6.50)
  • Mathieu Darche (8.50)
  • Ryan Johnson (8.50)
  • Scott Mellanby (8.50)
  • Eric Tulsky (13.00)
  • Jim Rutherford (13.00)
  • George McPhee (15.50)
  • Roberto Luongo (15.50)
  • Laurence Gilman (26.00)
  • Mike Futa (50.00)
  • Mike Gillis (50.00)
  • Ray Ferraro (75.00)
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