Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 8

Damian Lillard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s star player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 8, honors go to Damian Lillard. In contests against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves and New Orleans Pelicans, the point guard averaged 33.7 points, 7.0 assists, 5.3 rebounds and shot 52.8 percent from the three-point line. He took down Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis, while falling to Kevin Love.

Seahawks MMQB: Humbled at home

Baldwin Penalty vs. Cardinals

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens once again brings you Monday Morning Quarterback! Breaking down yesterday’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Brett says clearly the official who thought the ball bounced off of Doug Baldwin’s arm had a more convincing argument because the call on the field was an interception. Russell Wilson lost a game at CenturyLink Field for the first time in his career. Shocking.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 8

Damian Lillard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 8, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1, taking down the Cleveland Cavaliers and the New Orleans Pelicans, while falling to the Minnesota Timberwolves. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard led the way as usual against Anthony Davis and Kyrie Irving, but Kevin Love proved to be too much on the road.

Week 16 Endgame: Blueprint for victory – Cardinals vs. Seahawks

Russell Okung

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens will weigh in each week with his blue print for a Seahawks win on Sunday afternoon. This week the team has a matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. Brett says the offensive line of Russell Okung, James Carpenter, Max Unger, Paul McQuistan and Breno Giacomini must protect their best game of the year, AND open holes for Marshawn Lynch for Seattle to win Sunday.

What did we learn during the Canucks’ dominant December

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NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks recent December form. They lost in regulation for the first time in 20 days last night ending the team’s most impressive winning streak of the year. Eddie Lack has been solid since joining the Canucks. Slowly but surely David Booth has begun to elevate his game. The trio of Ryan Kesler (5,3,8), Mike Santorelli (2,7, 9), and Chris Higgins (4,5,9) have been superb.

Seahawks vs. Cardinals Week 16 gambling odds & handicapping

Marshawn Lynch

NWSB Insider & Blogger Dave B gives you the inside scoop on the Seattle Seahawks’ matchup with the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Betting odds, suggestions and tips are all revealed as Dave gives the Seahawks the edge and provides a well-thought-out preview. The Cardinals aren’t healthy, which is one reason Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman should walk away victorious.

Gameday skate: Canucks face Blackhawks at the Madhouse on Madison

Canucks v Blackhawks

NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks who will be looking to bounce back against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight after being soundly beaten last night in Big D. After replacing Roberto Luongo in the crease last night in Dallas speculation has circulated that backup Eddie Lack will get the start tonight for the Canucks.

Gameday skate: Canucks visit Dallas for another dance with Stars

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NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks vs Dallas Stars tonight in Texas in their first game back since having the team’s eight-game unbeaten streak snapped in Minnesota. He points out David Booth has elevated his play since returning from an AHL conditioning stint in Utica, and says the trio of Ryan Kesler, Chris Higgins, and Mike Santorelli have spent plenty of time carrying the team.

Seahawks fantasy forecast – Week 16 NFL predictions

MMQB Seahawks vs. Cardinals

NWSB Fantasy Football Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Dave B delivers to us his Week 16 NFL fantasy football forecast for the Arizona Cardinals vs. Seahawks matchup on Sunday. Dave says with the aid of the 12th man, Seattle`s defense once again becomes a top 3 Fantasy start this week. Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd are banged up. Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Byron Maxwell will be licking their chops.

Franklin Gutierrez re-signs with the Mariners

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott wonders what the team should do with Michael Saunders now that they’ve re-signed Franklin Guiterrez. Before this signing, the outfield looked to be Corey Hart and Logan Morrison on the corners with Dustin Ackley in center and Saunders on the bench for defensive replacements. Now the M’s have brought in a fifth outfielder to the equation.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 7

LaMarcus Aldridge

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 7, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 4-0, taking down the Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons. LaMarcus Aldridge deserves credit for his MVP performance against Dwight Howard. Damian Lillard also gets recognition for his shooting against Philly.

Canucks Blame Game: Wild lull Van City (and everyone else) to sleep

Vancouver fell asleep in the third period and allowed Minnesota to hang around

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Ben Lypka breaks down the Minnesota Wild win over the Canucks on Tuesday night. Ben calls out Roberto Luongo, Dale Weise, and John Tortorella. Vancouver still managed a point in this snoozer and that’s really all that matters. They played well enough to win and a timely save by Luongo and we’re talking about the winning streak extended another game.

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