Archives for 2013

Gameday Skate: Canucks take to the road for battle with Wild

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us Tuesday’s things to look out for in the Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild matchup. After closing out an undefeated five-game home stand the Canucks will take to the road to face the Wild tonight at the Xcel Energy Center. Chris Higgins has been one of the hottest Canucks during the month of December.

ICYMI Seahawks vs. Giants – Defense embarrasses G-men

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Seattle’s triumphant victory over the New York Giants on Sunday. Making the trip to the east coast, the Seahawks and their stellar defense limited the Giants’ putrid offense en route to a 23-0 win that saw them take a big step forward in securing home field advantage.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers coaching analysis – Week 6

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us his weekly analysis of Portland Trail Blazers head coach, Terry Stotts. This past week, the team went 4-0, taking down the Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons. With his team leading the entire NBA in the standings, Stotts has to be considered a Coach of the Year candidate with Frank Vogel, Scott Brooks and Gregg Popovich.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 7

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s star player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 7, honors go to Dorell Wright. In contests against the Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets, the forward averaged 7.5 points on 55.6 percent shooting from the three-point line.

Seahawks MMQB: Defense dominates

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens once again brings you Monday Morning Quarterback! Breaking down yesterday’s win over the New York Football Giants. Brett says both of Byron Maxwell’s interceptions were spectacular plays where he took the ball from the receiver but neither was more impressive than Earl Thomas’ interception. Thanks Richard Sherman. Shutout for the Seahawks D.

Nucks gameday skate: Bruins in Van City for first game since 2011 cup final

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us Saturday’s things to look out for in the Canucks vs. Boston Bruins matchup. The Canucks host the Bruins in their long-awaited return to Rogers Arena tonight over two years after their victory in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Final. Roberto Luongo will return to the crease after a shutout last night vs. Edmonton.

Seattle Mariners winter meetings and roster review

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the team’s roster after the 2014 Winter Meetings. Nice additions in Logan Morrison, Willie Bloomquist, Robinson Cano, and Corey Hart. Here’s the biggest weakness remaining with the Seattle Mariners for the 2014 season. The Bullpen. Yoervis Medina, Charlie Furbush, Tom Wilhelmsen, and Steven Pryor. The pressure is on.

What I’m watching for in the Seahawks vs. “Little Giants” Week 15 matchup

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Jordin Ereth brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching leading up to Sunday’s contest with the Giants. Jordin says the truth is Seattle is the most physical defense in the league, and yes they’re gonna bully you out there. Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Brandon Mebane, Bobby Wagner Clinton McDonald, Cliff Avril and Chris Clemons all bring the lumber on gamedays.

Week 15 Endgame: The blueprint for victory – Seahawks vs. Giants

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 New York Giants. Brett says the Richard Sherman called the game “A glorified practice” and it was very apparent that the Seahawks didn’t play at their usual level last week. Russell Wilson, Chris Clemons, Doug Baldwin, and Byron Maxwell will have to STEP up in Week 15.

Seahawks vs. N.Y. Giants Week 15 gambling odds & handicapping

NWSB Insider & Blogger Dave B gives you the inside scoop on the Seattle Seahawks tilt with the N.Y. Giants 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 D could be tested this week. But feel safe 12s. Jeremy Lane has been terrific and Malcolm Smith is a very capable fill-in for KJ Wright.

Canucks host Oilers in first of back-to-backs tonight at Rogers Arena

The Canucks take on the Oilers in the first of two back-to-back games tonight with the Boston Bruins waiting patiently for tomorrow’s highly-anticipated tilt.

Why next season should be on Canucks fans minds

Ben Lypka our Vancouver Canucks insider and NWSB Blogger weighs in today with an opinion piece on the Canucks 2013 Stanley Cup fortunes. He says just wait till next year! I’d say the writing was on the wall when Vancouver refused to keep any of their young talent even for a seven game test drive at the start of the season. One of Bo Horvat, Hunter Shinkaruk or even Brendan Gaunce should have been given at least a short look. Next year is promising.

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