Archives for March 2013

BC Lions GM and coaching staff on the prowl for depth players

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater tells us with all the off season activity in the CFL the most impactful transaction probably happened right here in BC with trade with Edmonton, where the BC Lions lost their valuable backup QB Mike Reilly. Buono and Coach Mike Benevides have been left searching for a high-quality number two option behind CFL All Star Travis Lulay.

ICYMI Seahawks snag Tony McDaniel: Another vet via Free Agency

NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens brings us his take on another free agency signing today that involved the Hawks bringing in yet another D-Lineman, this time Tony McDaniel. This move leads Brett to believe that the slim chance of Alan Branch rejoining the team has faded away. He wanted to see Branch come back to the team, and has a feeling that Alan has overestimated his value. He also fired his agent this week. Tough times.

Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers March 29 matchup against the Utah Jazz. This game has major playoff implications, but at this point in the year, it appears as if both squads are headed toward the lottery. Portland needs to recover following the debacle against the Brooklyn Nets. Rebounding is going to be a focal point for the Blazers. The key matchup will be between Damian Lillard and Mo Williams.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks Game 34 notes, prediction & tweets!

Richard Hodges previews the Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks March 28th matchup. Richard says It’s looking like another couple of weeks for Dale Weise now, but Steve Pinizzotto should draw back into the line-up tonight, which could end the Keith Ballard experiment at forward. He goes onto say the Canucks and Cory Schneider are going streaking. Both have been red-hot over the past five games.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Canucks betting odds and handicapping preview

NWSB Betting insider Dave B has his free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks Thursday night matchup. The Canucks are -205 home favorites. Dave says the Vancouver Canucks should be fairly well rested after their last game Tuesday at home – the Avs played last night in Calgary. Get going boys! Henrik Sedin has just one assist in four games, Daniel Sedin is pointless in four games, Alex Burrows has one point in six games.

ICYMI…You didn’t miss much, Canucks win in shootout over Blue Jackets

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges is back to give you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Vancouver’s win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday night. Richard points out despite the close score, the Canucks significantly out-chanced the Jackets. Yet, their lack of conversion almost came back to haunt them. Not only was Maxim Lapierre’s shootout winner a beautiful move, it was the only goal in the game.

Who and what the Washington St. Cougars lose this year

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars basketball blogger Jordin Ereth gives us a somber reminder of what NCAA sports are all about with this piece about departing seniors Brock Motum, and Mike Ladd. While Motum started slow and developed into the threat he is today, Ladd had some promising upside before injuries took the front seat. Both will be sorely missed over at Wazzu, but with the recruits Ken Bone has in store, a winner might not be too far over the horizon.

Seattle Mariners you can actually draft in your league this year!

NWSB Insider, Seattle Mariners blogger AND fantasy sports guru Brandon Choate brings us a list that will make fantasy baseball owners happy. With a revamped lineup, the Mariners have more than just 1 guy you count on when you draft him in your fantasy baseball league. Felix Hernandez is an obvious choice. New additions Michael Morse and Kendrys Morales should add some serious power along with Jesus Montero.

The Seattle Mariners starting lineup on April 1st, 2013 will be…

Five days from start of the season Seattle Mariners Bench boss Eric Wedge has given enough clues for the lineup on Monday night…right? Spring Training has been nothing less than exciting for the Mariners, something that has not been said around Seattle for quite some time. With plenty of wins and a spring home run record, a breakout year […]

Writing on the wall? Casper Wells future with Seattle

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke talks about the trade that went down for the M’s today. On Monday, the Mariners signed OF Endy Chavez to a minor league deal, a competent to good defensive outfielder that could step in for emergencies if injuries occurred. Also, OF Eric Thames, who was sent to AAA, could step in as well. The writing is now on the wall for Casper Wells. It looks like Jason Bay will make the club too.

NWSB Picks: The weekly Vancouver Canucks three stars

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Bryan McFarlane weighs in with his Nucks three stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers from March 21st to March 206th during the Canucks 2013 campaign. Jordan Schroeder, Jannik Hansen, and Mason Raymond make the list this week. Bryan says there are few players in the league who can keep up with Raymond when he’s really skating, and when he keeps solid control of the puck coming in fast.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers March 27 matchup against the Brooklyn Nets. Portland is coming off of a five-game road trip; one in which saw the team go 2-3 against playoff opponents and one near-playoff team. The push for the playoffs begins now, and a win at home is the best way to start. The key matchup is going to be at the small forward position. Gerald Wallace and Nicolas Batum used to fight for the starting spot in PDX, but when the team turned Wallace in Damian Lillard, it instantly became Batum’s.

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