Archives for 2011

Hey Vancouver! Do you like Italians or Redheads more?

Vancouver Canucks blogger weighs in with his update #2 on the goaltending situation in Van-City. These are two guys who shared the Jennings Trophy last year only because Robert Luongo made sure Cory Schneider got his 25 starts. The Canucks didn’t get where they are today by making rash decisions and rocking the boat. The reality of the situation is simple when you put down the NHL12 controller.

Beware thy neighbor! Week 17 NFC West Matchups + Previews

The Seattle Seahawks are no longer still barely mathematically alive in the NFC wildcard race. A loss to the 49ers last week coupled with a Detroit Lions win did them in. Time for the Week 17 NFC West previews. The Seattle Seahawks travel to Arizona to play the Cardinals. The 49ers play the St. Louis Rams in the final action of the NFL regular season.

Canucks vs. Ducks Betting Odds & Handicapping Preview Dec. 29

Free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the Vancouver Canucks vs. Anaheim Ducks Thursday night matchup. The Canucks are -144 road favorites. The over/under is set at 5.5. They beat the Sharks in overtime last night. Andrew Ebbett has three goals in his last two games, including a deflection of Kevin Bieksa’s shot from the point in overtime Wednesday. Saku Koivu has missed seven games with a leg injury.

Seahawks vs. Cardinals Week 17 Gambling Odds & Handicapping

Free NFL Betting Odds & Picks for the Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals week 17 matchup. The Seahawks are a 2.5 point underdog. The over/under is 41. The Hawks are 1-4 SU and ATS in their last five trips to Arizona. The Cardinals are 4-1 SU in their last five games overall and at home. Can Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor stop Larry Fitzgerald? That’s the key.

Seattle Seahawks Earl Thomas Named to Pro Bowl

NWSB Senior editor Q tells us the Pro Bowl rosters got announced on Tuesday (Dec. 27) and it is a tad bit shocking that Earl Thomas was the only representative from the Seahawks this year on the 2012 NFC Pro Bowl roster. In just his second year the dynamic free safety is having another quietly great year. He was drafted by the Seahawks in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Game 38: Orcas Hungry For Some Fowl

Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Thursday Vancouver Canucks vs. Anaheim Ducks matchup preview. 7:30 p.m. PT, SNet Pacific (Vancouver). Cory Schneider will get the start tonight and is 1-1-0 lifetime versus Anaheim. Andrew Ebbett is riding high after an OT winner last night vs. the Sharks. Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler also scored.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Sharks Blog: Love’ Em & Hate’ Em

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night. It was a playoff atmosphere at the Shark Tank which meant that Ryan Kesler was in his element. This was Kevin Bieksa’s type of game too. Antti Niemi was shaky on Henrik Sedin’s opening wrap around goal but made it up for it later on…

Vancouver vs. San Jose – December 28th | NHL Highlights

Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks game Wednesday night from HP Pavillion Arena? We’ve got the highlights for you. A nice 3-2 overtime Vancouver win. Andrew Ebbett scored at 3:23 of overtime as Vancouver began their three-game road trip with a 3-2 triumph. San Jose has lost seven of its last eight meetings with Vancouver and five of six at home against the Canucks.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Canucks Sneak Past Sharks 3-2 in OT

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 37 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks. A 3-2 Vancouver win. Light-scoring forward Andrew Ebbett grabbed himself the overtime winner in a spirited affair. Roberto Luongo grabbed the win on Wednesday night. Logan Couture, Joe Thornton, Ryan Kesler, and Daniel Sedin also popped goals.

Five keys to success for Whitecaps Coach Martin Rennie

Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac tells us a bit more about the coaching style of Martin Rennie. Hopefully, the west coast is about to see the inauguration of Alex Ferguson version 2.0. There are five considerations he will need to act on to ensure that he continues this remarkable chain of accomplishment to date.

The World (and Phoenix) Needs More Steve Nash

Steve Lee weighs in with what we can expect out of BC basketball legend Steve Nash now that the 2011/12 NBA season has tipped off. National teams, community basketball leagues, charity foundations and games, film director and all around good guy are part what makes up the basketball star that is Steve Nash.

Vancouver Canucks Chris Higgins’ Unplanned Hand Injury

Chris Higgin’s next five injuries as predicted by one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers Richard Hodges. Chris Higgins wasn’t flying to San Jose with the team because of a mysterious hand infection. What does this all mean? Luckily, Richard specialises in speculative medicine and can predict Chris Higgins’ next five injuries.

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