Northwest NBAers that need a big 2013-14 season

Steve Nash

NWSB Insider Steve Lee gives us a look at which NBA players from the Great Northwest must have a solid year during the 2013-14 season. First and foremost, Steve Nash must prove to the Los Angeles Lakers that he is still an elite point guard. Also making the list is Isiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings, Jamal Crawford of the Los Angeles Clippers, Martell Webster of the Washington Wizards and Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors.

Blame Game: Players responsible for opening night loss

Robin Lopez

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his three most disappointing players from Portland’s opening night loss to the Phoenix Suns last night. With expectations high for the 2013 season, the Blazers and their bench fell flat as the Suns powered past a winded Portland squad. Robin Lopez, Mo Williams, and Nicolas Batum were players who needed to step their games up a little more.

Gameday skate: Red Wings visit Canucks for rare Western Conference clash

Detroit Red Wings v Vancouver Canucks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us Wednesday’s things to look out for in the Detroit Red Wings vs. Canucks matchup. The Vancouver Canucks host the Detroit Red Wings tonight for their lone game of the season at Rogers Arena. While Thomas Holmstrom is long gone Roberto Luongo can expect a healthy amount of traffic crossing through his crease again tonight against the pesky Red Wings.

Moments in time…The Seattle Seahawks week that was

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with his weekly Hawks week that was piece. Tough win eh? If it wasn’t bad enough that our O line couldn’t protect our stars, the D line seemed to be just as bad. The Rams did whatever they wanted on the ground to the Hawks all game long, except when it counted. Russell Wilson ran for his life. Golden Tate taunted his way to a huge TD. Paul McQuistan couldn’t block anyone…

Are the Vancouver Canucks sustainable?

The Canucks are the seventh best possession team at evens

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Richard Hodges gives us a look into the future, wondering if the team, specifically Henrik Sedin, Ryan Kessler and Daniel Sedin, can sustain as the 2013-14 NHL season progresses. Before we get ahead of ourselves and declare the decisions to bring in Tortorella and retain Roberto Luongo as the pinnacles of Mike Gillis’ career, let’s remember that dreaded phrase ‘sample size’.

Seahawks vs. Rams – Week 8 “game balls”

Tate's reception was crucial...his antics weren't. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson presents the offensive, defense, and special teams game balls from Seattle’s 14-9, sloppy win over the St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football. With the offensive really unable to get anything going, Golden Tate stepped up and accounted for both of Seattle’s touchdowns. Defensively the Seahawks were once again spectacular but it was Earl Thomas who really pushed the envelope, and Jon Ryan complimented the special teams game…

ICYMI Seahawks vs. Rams – Sloppy in St. Louis

Seattle St. Louis

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Seattle’s sloppy and narrow victory over the St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football. Heading into St. Louis as 13-point favorites, the Hawks and their depleted offensive line couldn’t get anything going but still managed to rack up just enough points to slip past an ailing Rams team. It was an ugly win, but the Seahawks will take it. Golden Tate, Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, and Paul McQuistan are front and center.

Seahawks TMQB (MMQB): Was Bevell drunk?

Bevell...please do not forget about this man EVER again.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens once again brings you (Tuesday) Monday Morning Quarterback! Breaking down yesterday’s Hawks vs. Rams game. Brett points out Richard Sherman continued his season long pattern of going a game without an interception and following it up with a pick the next week. Another positive. Bruce Irvin got his first career interception and played great. Brett’s not sure what pub Darrell Bevell was at pre-game however. Brutal playcalling.

How Damian Lillard can improve upon Rookie of the Year campaign

Damian Lillard Warriors

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us a look at where Damian Lillard can improve coming off of his Rookie of the Year campaign in 2012-13. Lillard was chosen No. 6 by the Portland Trail Blazers in the draft, and he ended up becoming just the fourth player in history to be named unanimous ROY (Blake Griffin, David Robinson and Ralph Sampson being the others). Now, Lillard must improve defensively and continue developing as a floor general…

Gameday skate: Canucks back home for rare visit from the Caps

Detroit Red Wings v Vancouver Canucks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us Monday’s things to look out for in the Washington Capitals vs. Canucks Monday evening matchup. After surviving a successful road trip the Vancouver Canucks are back in the comfortable confines of Rogers Arena to take on the Washington Capitals tonight. The Canucks went 5-1-1 on their latest lengthy journey but also lost four forwards. Dale Weise, Jordan Schroeder, Jannik Hansen, and David Booth.

Week 8 Endgame: The blueprint for victory – Seahawks vs. Rams

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Keys to a Seahawks victory This is one of those Seahawks games that scare me.  The Rams have lost starting quarterback Sam Bradford for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL and must start backup Kellen Clemens.   Clemens will be starting for the 13th time in his 9-year career. Heading into Monday night’s […]

Edmonton Eskimos vs. B.C. Lions: Week 17 game balls

Buck Pierce, Rennie Curran

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Ben Lypka recaps the Lions’ last contest against the Edmonton Eskimos . Giving game balls to Buck Pierce, JR Larose and Stefan Logan. Lypka goes on to say not only did Logan have a good game on offense, he also was a beast on the return game. He averaged over 20 yards on kick returns and close to 10 yards on punt returns and those yards were sorely needed by the Lions – especially in the first half.