Portland Trailblazers Insider and NWSB Managing Editor “Q” weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets game on Wednesday. Gerald Wallace was M.I.A. last night. Usually a guy who fills up the stat sheet very nicely, but he didn’t do much of anything. Nice game though by Jamal Crawford who put up 21 points on 5 out of 9 shooting from three-point range.
Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. What makes him angry about the Canucks and NHL this week? Mike Gillis and the 2012 NHL trade deadline. Most notably the Cody Hodgson for Zack Kassian trade. He’s gone back and forth on this trade roughly 200 times in the past two days. he hated it, than he liked it, than he was unsure.
NWSB Vancouver Canucks inside Josh Hall delves into the home stand starter versus the St. Louis Blues. Can Zack Kassian be all he’s cracked up to be? How about the Honey Badger Jannik Hansen; does he care? What impact will Cory Schneider have on the end of the regular season? Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-check it out!
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us today at M’s spring training practice outfielder Franklin Gutierrez suffered a pectoral injury this week. Gutierrez’s injury has escalated to what Manager Eric Wedge has described as “Considerable Concern” and has been flown to Seattle for more extensive examinations with the team doctors.
NWSB Insider and WCC conference blogger Blair Thomas tells us its 2012 West Coast Conference tournament basketball time. What team is going to win its way out of the WCC brackets into the NCAA tournament? Inconsistent play in close games plagued the Bulldogs in their five losses. Can Elias Harris, Kevin Pangos, and Robert Sacre help them win it in Las Vegas?
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Past Seattle Supersonics and current Portland Trailblazers bench boss Nate McMillan. Steve Lee one of our northwest hoops bloggers points out with a little luck on his side, chances are, the Trail Blazers and McMillan will soon reap the rewards of all their efforts and hard work.
Seahawks insider Brandon Choate brings us a Moments In Time piece that is a comparison that would surely get the Seattle Seahawks defense noticed. Defensive tackles John Randle and Cortez Kennedy both had Hall of Fame careers for different teams. What would it look like if they played together if they each peaked in the same year? It’s a crazy mash of statistics, folks.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us what we all want to know. The Mariners are a couple of weeks into Spring Training, offensive efforts have been embarrassing to fans over the past few years but the middle of the order is looking much more solid than last season and there has yet to be a single pitch thrown. Ichiro Suzuki and Felix Hernandez are leading this team along with Eric Wedge.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Tuesday night to the Phoenix Coyotes. Mason Raymond, you have to stop falling down. Even Bambi had this figured out by now. It’s no longer adorable, it’s just sad. Sami Pahlsson’s acquisition was overshadowed a wee bit on Monday, but it is freeing Ryan Kesler up for more offensive zone starts.
Jason Green weighs in with his Portland Trailblazers vs. Denver Nuggets Wednesday NBA basketball Preview and a free nba prediction to boot. NBA odds favor the Blazers by 4.5. The over/under is set at 188.5. The Blazers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest, the Tim Duncan vs. LaMarcus Aldridge match up is key tonight. Nicolas Batum is really coming into his own in 2012, watch for him.