Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. Phoenix Coyotes Tuesday night? Canucks All-Star defenseman Alex Edler’s power-play goal in the first period held up until midway through the third, when Ray Whitney netted the equalizer. Vancouver has earned at least one point in 11 of its last 12 road matches (8-1-3) and 17 of 18 overall (12-1-5). Mike Smith outbattled Cory Schneider.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 64 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and the Phoenix Coyotes. The Canucks lost the game 2-1 in a shootout. Ray Whitney tied the game with 10:17 left and teamed with Mikkel Boedker for shootout goals to give Phoenix their third shootout win in the last four games. Alex Elder and Mason Raymond came up empty in the shootout.
After 60+ games the Vancouver Canucks GM Gillis has made his move and the team has the time and motivation to utilize the gifts he has given them. We are about to embark on another heck of a ride down the stretch run. Vancouver has begun to truly assert itself as a difficult team to break down. Roberto Luongo, Daniel Sedin, Ryan Kesler, David Booth, and Sami Salo are on top of their games.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Matt Martz tells us the five players that make up his all time starting team in the next chapter of our Moments In Time series on Northwest sports teams. The players mentioned on this list include: Ron Lee, Fred Jones, Luke Jackson, Greg Ballard, and Slim Wintermute. That sounds like a dream team to me!
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac brings us a pre season roundup recap on the Whitecaps today. If Sebastien Le Toux was somewhat of a surprise pick-up a couple of weeks back, considering the already healthy stable of strikers in Van City, then the acquisition of Maltese striker Etienne Barbara (another ex-Carolina RailHawk) was an even bigger wonder.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us today at M’s spring training practice outfielder Franklin Gutierrez suffered a pectoral injury. Gutierrez appeared in only 92 games for the Mariners last season and hit only a single home run and hit a measly .224 although his bat was starting to heat up toward the end of the year, before he was strained an oblique after swinging his bat too hard.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Blair Thomas isn’t exactly happy over the signing this week of Joel Przybilla. If Trail Blazers acting general manager Chad Buchanan does not want to address the Felton situation yet, that’s his prerogative. If Przybilla was playing like he did in his prime six years ago the move wouldn’t have made them a contender, so one can imagine what it means now.
Free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the Vancouver Canucks vs. Phoenix Coyotes Tuesday night matchup. The Canucks are -115 road favorites. The over/under is 5. Dave likes the home team in this one. Vancouver will likely have three new faces in the lineup. Chemistry is a funny thing. Manny Malhotra, David Booth, Mason Raymond, and Jannik Hansen need to step up their games.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies basketball blogger Clinton Bell tells us the five players that make up his all time starting team in the next chapter of our Moments In Time series on Northwest sports teams. The players mentioned on this list include Todd MacCulloch, Jon Brockman, Quincy Pondexter, Brandon Roy, and Isaiah Thomas. That sounds like a dream team to me!
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac was ready to jump off the ledge today when he first heard the Zack Kassian for Cody Hodgson trade details. Then after researching the deal a little more he realized Kassian fills a need that no other player at any level of the organization can fill. He is going to be raw granted, but he can go to the net, finish off the rush, and when needed exact retribution on opponents.