NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott brings weighs in on the Hawks suspensions this week to Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond. Legion of Doom news. Sadly, Brian doesn’t think there is one and this might be the ultimate example of shooting yourself in the foot if you’re Browner. Browner has never had a big contract. Next man up. Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane both played extensively at this same time last year.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 4, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 4-0, taking down the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors. Standout performers were LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and Wesley Matthews. Bonus highlights are included from the 10-game winning streak!
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Ben Lypka breaks down the Chicago Blackhawks win over the Canucks on Saturday night. Ben calls out Dan Hamhuis, Zach Kassian, and Alex Burrows. As Ben put it, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were noticeable the entire game and had genuine scoring chances. Watching a guy like Duncan Keith play last night is proof of just how far away Hamhuis is from wearing the red and white.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott takes a look at the team’s roster and gives us five players who could be traded at winter meetings. Making the list is Dustin Ackley, Michael Saunders, Tom Wilhelmsen, Justin Smoak and Kyle Seager. The team has already been linked to Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s star player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 4, honors go to Wesley Matthews. In contests against the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors, Wes averaged 15 points and 5.5 assists while shooting 61.5 percent. LaMarcus Aldridge is a close second choice for Player of the Week, but Matthews has been too hot to ignore for Rip City.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s game against the Chicago Bulls last night and gives you some things to love and hate from the contest. While the Blazers did come away with a win, they did so after Derrick Rose went down with an injury in the third quarter, bursting out for 34 points in the quarter en route to a big comeback win at home.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott gives us a look at the financial situation facing the team in the upcoming MLB season. Notable names with big money deals that have ended would include Kendrys Morales, Raul Ibanez, Chone Figgins, and Franklin Gutierrez. The only two guys we know for sure will be on the roster in 2014 are Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s latest victory on the road and gives you some things to love and hate from the contest. Cleaning up the Milwaukee Bucks for their eighth straight win, the Blazers completed a road sweep while showing the nation they have what it takes to get the job done. They now head home for a huge matchup against the Chicago Bulls.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us a look at who might be considered the X-factor for the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2013-14 NBA season. Needless to say, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge are out, as they’re hands down the stars of the team. That brings Wesley Matthews, Thomas Robinson, Robin Lopez and CJ McCollum into the conversation. You might be surprised at who earns the nod…
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Ben Lypka breaks down the Florida Panthers win over the Canucks on Tuesday night. Ben calls out Alex Edler, Ryan Kesler, Zach Kassian, and the brothers Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin. As Ben put it, Roberto Luongo was really the only player on Vancouver that brought his working boots on a night when the Canucks played one period it’s easy to lay the blame.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott brings us three things that will help the team from the Pacific Northwest reach the Super Bowl and win its first Lombardi Trophy. So far, we’ve seen way too many penalties on this team, as has the worst mark in the NFL in that category. Aside from cleaning up and becoming more discipline, getting Marshawn Lynch more touches and keeping up the explosive plays by him and Russell Wilson will be a recipe for success.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us his weekly analysis of Portland Trail Blazers head coach, Terry Stotts. This past week, the team went a perfect 5-0, taking down the Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets. Throughout the week, Stotts did a good job of letting his roster play its game. LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews are all allowed to take quick shots, and they take full advantage. Unfortunately, the coach is falling into the trap of playing his starters too many minutes.