Archives for March 2012

State of the Canucks – weekly notebook | March 30th

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. The NHL decided a five-game suspension was appropriate for Duncan Keith’s vicious elbow to the head of Daniel Sedin, but what of the victim and his recovery? Cory Schneider continues to shine is his role as the Canucks backup. Plus more insider news coverage on Van City.

MLS Matchup Report: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Philadelphia Union Preview

NWSB Inside and Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Philadelphia Union. This game should have a charged atmosphere with a somewhat desperate Philadelphia squad eager to get over the hump. Striker Eric Hassli and left back Alain Rochat will both not make the trip east.

Cougars vs. Panthers CBI Tournament preview | odds | picks

Washington St. Cougars blogger Q weighs in with his Cougars vs. Panthers Friday CBI basketball tourney preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Panthers by 8. The total is set at 128. Under is 8-3 in WAST last 11 non-conference games. Faisal Aden has been out for weeks but leading scorer and rebounder Brock Motum has played just two minutes over the first two games.

The 2012 Seattle Mariners week that was: Japan edition

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another M’s Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style. For the first week we’ll only do a top 5 since it was short. On Tuesday, Mariners short stop Brendan Ryan took his girlfriend to the top of the Mori Tower, and proposed to her.

Spring training foreshadow? The 2012 Seattle Mariners bullpen

NWSB insider Jonathan Irwin brings us his 5 reasons why fans should already fear for the Seattle Mariners bullpen. While Tom Wilhelmsen and Brandon League preformed well in the season opener. Shawn Kelley, Steve Delabar and George Sherrill did the opposite in game 2. The team has no set up man, no swing man and didn’t exactly wow fans with the bullpen performance this Spring.

Trail Blazers vs. L.A. Clippers betting odds & handicapping preview March 30th

Jason Green weighs in with his Portland Trailblazers vs. Los Angeles Clippers Friday NBA basketball Preview and a free nba prediction to boot. NBA odds favor the Clippers by 8.5. The over/under is set at 188. The Clippers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games. Joel Przybilla and J.J. Hickson will get a lot of playing time tonight.

Why the Seahawks sit down with Tannehill was a smokescreen

Seahawks insider Brandon Choate brings us his reasons why the recent dinner date between Seattle Seahawks brass and QB Ryan Tannehill was a smokescreen. Although the Seahawks are in favor of drafting another quarterback, Tannehill’s value will ultimately put him out of reach. The Seahawks have more pressing needs than another QB in the 2012 NFL draft.

Dallas Stars vs. Canucks betting odds & handicapping preview – March 30th

Free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks Friday night matchup. The Canucks are -154 home favorites. The over/under is 5. Dave likes the home team in this one. The Canucks have been winning but winning ugly. Their last two wins have been by 1-0 scores. Roberto Luongo got the night off on Wednesday and Cory Schneider filled in admirably. Luongo should be back in goal today.

Hornets vs. Trail Blazers blog: love ’em & hate ’em

NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Thursday night’s game between the New Orleans Hornets vs. Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers were still able to win this one because they were playing one of the worst teams in the league. J.J. Hickson was great off the bench again. Luke Babbitt poured in a career-high 16 points in just 17 minutes off the bench.

Game 78 Stars vs. Canucks: Rollin’ like a pebble

Is it just me or are the Vancouver Canucks winning but still not getting any credit? Yes, it’s been four in a row now and NWSB Insider Josh Hall says it’s about time we trust the Captain Henrik Sedin. Who will start against the Dallas Stars Friday? Should it be Cory Schneider? He’s the only one to beat them in three tries. Bah humbug to all you bandwagoners. Shame on you.

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