Vancouver Canucks: Grades and analysis for 2013 NHL draft

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NWSB Canucks blogger Josh Hall recaps the 2013 NHL draft for the Vancouver Canucks two first round picks. Josh points out it finally happened Sunday as the Canucks traded away goalie Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils.In return they got to pick Bo Horvat, then with their second 1st round pick they chose Hunter Shinkaruk. A good day for Van City. Mike Gillis certainly isn’t making it easy to form an opinion on him.

Mike Gillis shocks NHL, trades Cory Schneider for Devils for 9th pick

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V’ Vanstone tells us the preamble to the 2013 NHL draft promised a day filled with bold moves and intrigue, and Mike Gillis wasted no time supplying the league with both by trading Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for their 9th overall pick on Sunday. The Canucks then drafted Bo Horvat 9th overall in the 2013 NHL entry draft.

Seattle Seahawks: Five players poised to have career years

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Jonas Hyde previews the team’s 2013-14 season by breaking down which players will have a career year. Golden Tate, Russell Okung, Antoine Winfield and Bobby Wagner make the list. Russell Wilson may or may not make the cut, too.

Russell Wilson’s sophomore season: jump or slump?

You want a stat? The Seahawks are on pace to win 16 games in the regular season.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth brings us a piece on the recent remarks made by Russell Wilson when asked about a Sophomore Slump. “I don’t know those words” was his response. Talk about swagger. The confidence this kid oozes is amazing, and hopefully contagious too. Whatever you think about this kid, he has the attention of the nation heading into the new season. Super Bowl or bust!

What the Mariners must do to win games and fans!

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Seattle Mariners blogger Brandon Choate brings us some simple ways the Mariners can get back in contention with the AL West AND their fans. Among his ideas are cheerleaders and lowering the price of just about everything. Did he mention cheerleaders? Also, Lower the ticket prices. Lower concession prices. Lower parking prices. And for the love of god, lower the beer prices. Plus check out what to do with Jesus Montero.

Week 1 / CFL Keys: BC Lions open the season on road in cow-town

Coach Mike Benevides

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 1 CFL preview for the BC Lions vs. Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Alberta. What a matchup we have at QB in this one. Center and anchor of the Offensive Line Angus Reid will not dress for the Lions. Starting in his place will be Matt Norman who played in 6 games last season before heading back to school. Travis Lulay hopes to start the season out on a good note.

Welcome to Portland C.J. McCollum…Combo Guard Lehigh

McCollum was a good pick by Portland. (AP Photo)

Portland’s First Round Pick (10) The 2013 NBA Draft came and went last night in a spectacle that produced many surprises, the greatest of which was Nerlens Noel falling to the 6th pick after being projected as the first pick. But, as was mentioned countless times leading up to this year’s draft, there were numerous […]

Welcome to Portland Allen Crabbe…Shooting guard from Cal

Crabbe's upside is his potential to continue developing. (Tommy LaPorte/Icon SMI)

Portland Second Round Pick (31) The 2013 NBA Draft came and went last night in a spectacle that produced many surprises, the greatest of which was Nerlens Noel falling to the 6th pick after being projected as the first pick. But, as was mentioned countless times leading up to this year’s draft, there were numerous […]

The Seahawks 5 horsemen: Who stays, who goes and what they offer

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Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate brings us a nice look at what the Seahawks have at running back. Between the physicality that Marshawn Lynch, Robert Turbin, Christine Michael, Spencer Ware and Michael Robinson bring to the table, there are only very slight difference between them all.

The 2013 BC Lions: Back To Prominence

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater gives us a look at how Travis Lulay and the team can return to prominence. Slater names a couple of goals the QB must aim for, including 5,000 yards, finding multiple targets (while establishing a No. 1 option), and simply put, scoring more touchdowns. This season, much like the previous two, hinges on the dominant right arm of Lulay.

M’s Injured reserve: What to do with Gutierrez?

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NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Franklin Gutierrez’s latest injury and what should be done about it. Taking a satirical approach and making a comparison to the movie “Unbreakable”, Chris describes how it’s time for Seattle to realize that Gutierrez is no longer a valuable commodity and that he hinders the future of the team. While he is a great player who has upside when he is on the field, his injuries are something that cannot be looked past.

Portland Trail Blazers: Grades and analysis for 2013 NBA draft

CJ McCollum

ESPN Editor Bryant Knox recaps the 2013 NBA draft for the Portland Trail Blazers. Despite rumors swirling before the event, Portland’s night was relatively uneventful. However, uneventful isn’t a bad thing when you improve. With the No. 10 pick, Neil Olshey and Paul Allen chose PG C.J. McCollum out of Lehigh.

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