Archives for April 2013

Can the Canucks beat the Sharks? #DeepThoughts

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s following with regards to the Round 1 Stanley Cup playoffs clash between the San Jose Sharks and our Canucks. Mitch says
in order for Vancouver to take this series, and he thinks they will, it will take four complete games, no relying on anything other than outplaying their opponent. And Cory Schneider must lead by example.

San Jose Sharks vs. Canucks Game 1 betting odds and handicapping preview

NWSB Playoffs Gambling insider Dave B previews the San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks game Wednesday night. His headline: Canucks Begin Cup Quest Wednesday Night. Offensively the Canucks generated just 2.54 goals per game this year – a far cry from the teams we’ve seen the last few years. Cory Schneider should return to the lineup for Game 1 and he will be crucial after Roberto Luongo melted down in his last two starts.

The never-ending saga of Khalif Mitchell

NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ blogger Andrew Deutschmann talks about the never-ending saga of Khalif Mitchell, a thankfully former BC Lion. His talent and tenacity are just about unmatched throughout the CFL and when he’s on, he is the best defensive player in the league, in my mind. He didn’t always have huge numbers, but he always attracts attention from the other team and opens up opportunities for his teammates to make plays.

Who’s In? Who’s Out? The B.C. Lions have reloaded!

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater tells us that the Leo’s have reloaded their roster in advance of trying to win the 2013 Grey Cup. Anthony Reddick, the veteran outside linebacker was released, most likely to give Lin-J Shell or Solomon Elimimian additional playing time. Khalif Mitchell & Geroy Simon are also gone. In are Justin Harper, Elvis Akpla, Adrian Awasom, Adrian Awasom and DJ Woods. Lets go!

Saunders’ Reassembled; Mariners win 6-2 in series opener vs. Baltimore

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke talks about the Seattle Mariners nice game 1 win over the Baltimore Orioloes on Monday night. The good. Michael Saunders crushed a home run in the first inning off a left-handed pitcher. Yes, he played great in CF, adding something Endy Chavez can’t a foot of height. The bad. In AAA, Mike Zunino recorded his first hit at home this season (a triple). Can he come up yet?

Predicting the 2013/14 Washington Huskies basketball starting five

NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies blogger Chris Hall predicts the staring lineup for the 2012-13 Washington Huskies. Andrew Andrews, CJ Wilcox, Desmond Simmons, Shawn Kemp Jr. and Gilles Dierickx all make the cut on Hall’s list. Nigel Williams-Cross, Darin Johnson, Mike Anderson, Jernard Jerreau and Perris Blackwell are the challengers for Lorenzo Romar’s squad.

What we learned from Oregon’s spring game

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps Oregon’s 2013 spring football game. And boy was it a show. Giving points for both offensive and defensive achievements, the Oregon offense looked in usual form as they overpowered the Oregon defense by a score of 65-10. This game gave us several opportunities to be in awe over the further development of players like Marcus Mariota, Josh Huff, and Bralon Addison.

The Canucks’ 2013 playoff run is anybody’s guess

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges takes a look at the form of the Vancouver Canucks as they head into their first round matchup with the San Jose Sharks. The Canucks have just as good a chance as every other team says Richard, but they will need the lucky bounces to go in their favor. A Cup run is unlikely, Richard thinks, but playoff hockey brings the unexpected right to our living rooms.

My oh My! Top play of the week for the Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the fourth week of the year had to be the go-ahead homer by Michael Morse. Morse followed fellow outfielder Jason Bay for the second home run on the day for the Mariners. This one was the deciding factor in the much anticipated return of former Mariners Jason Vargas. The Marines won the game, and the series, their first series win of the year.

Oregon Basketball’s 2013 recruiting class…so far

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s 2013 basketball recruiting class…so far. Taking a look at the Oregon Ducks’ recruiting class, they have already signed seven players (if you include Tyree and Tyrell Robinson as basketball players as well as football players) and apparently still in the running for Anthony January, Jabari McGhee, and Brandon Rosser. Though they did miss out on five-star Aaron Gordon, the Ducks’ recruiting class is still a very good one that will bring in several players who will compliment the likes of Dominic Artis, Damyean Dotson, and Ben Carter.

Examining the Seahawks against the NFC West

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Erin Acacio breaks down the Seahawks 2013 NFC West schedule. With three prime time games, one against each NFC West foe, the Seahawks have a chance to really make a name for themselves in the rest of the country. The Hawks often get overlooked by an east coast biased national sports media market. The extra “love” this year will finally give them a chance to be seen, and heard nationally.

End of season Canucks 2013 overachievers and underachievers

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac weighs in on the overachievers and underachievers in Van City for the end of the 2012/13 regular season. Jason Garrison was on the underachiever side of this list at the quarter season mark, but he made a superb turnaround. Alex Edler is the single most disappointing player that the Canucks have had to endure this season. David Booth could well be the victim of Vancouver’s buyout amnesty.

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