NWSB Blogger and Insider J.D. Burke offers his opinion on the Zack Kassian conundrum and argues that he should be the recipient of better ice-time, with better line-mates. The numbers suggest that Kassian, while not necessarily a possession stud, doesn’t drag down Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin when asked to line up alongside them. For this reason and many more, that’s where he should land. Read on, for more.
NWSB Insider & Blogger Dave B gives you the inside scoop on the Seattle Seahawks tilt with the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Betting odds, suggestions and tips are all revealed as Dave gives the Seahawks the edge and provides a well thought out preview-esque look at the game. The Hawks aren’t really missing Sidney Rice and who knows what’s up with Percy Harvin. Doug Baldwin has played well and Golden Tate has been good.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in today on the work Mariners Jack GM Jack Zduriencik and Robinson Cano’s agent Jay Z were finishing up last night. Details on a block buster deal for Cano to play in the Emerald City are reportedly done. Contradictory reports started to surface discrediting the NY Daily News story and just like that the deal was done; 10 years & $240 million dollars. Oh what a night!
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps Portland’s thrilling win over the Oklahoma City Thunder and gives you some things to love and hate from the contest. Down after the first half of play, LaMarcus Aldridge and the Blazers exploded in the second half en route to a statement win against OKC.
NWSB Fantasy Football Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Dave B delivers to us his Week 14 NFL fantasy football forecast for the Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers matchup on Sunday. Dave says an underlying storyline ahead of this game is the fact that LT Joe Staley will miss Sunday’s game allowing the Seattle pass rush a little extra room. Chris Clemons, Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett and Michael Irvin could all very well be licking their chops…
NWSB Editor and Insider briefly recaps Seattle’s blowout victory over the New Orleans Saints and hands out his game balls for the offensive, defense, and special teams player for the Seahawks. Russell Wilson had his best performance of the year, After the game the chants of MVP, MVP could be heard, and after that kind of performance, well, they’re completely merited. Byron Maxwell stepped up big, and Steven Hauschka was automatic once again.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Ben Lypka breaks down the Canucks win on Tuesday night vs. the Nashville Predators. Jason Garrison picked up a pair of assists but had nearly six minutes of time on the power play and used his cannon to fire out six shots. Ryan Kesler was outstanding against Nashville and he wasn’t even playing a regular shift with Henrik Sedin & Daniel Sedin. Now, the Canucks return home, which could be a good or a bad thing,
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us an exclusive look at what it’s like to witness a Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers game live at the Staples Center in L.A. The game itself couldn’t have been any better. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard took over and won a close one despite a comeback from Pau Gasol, Xavier Henry and the Lake Show. The Staples experience is full of trash talk and super Lakers fans, but all in all, it’s a good place to visit — especially when Rip City comes away with a win.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Seattle’s blowout victory over the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night football and gives you some things to love — and possibly hate — from the contest. Amid the intense atmosphere that was CenturyLink the Seahawks came out and absolutely dominated the No. 2 Saints en route to a rousing 34-7 victory that saw an aftershock of Marshawn Lynch’s infamous Beast Quake.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us Thursday’s things to look out for in the Canucks vs. Nashville Predators matchup. The Canucks are in Nashville looking to close out their four-game road trip with a win over the Predators after splitting a pair of afternoon games over the weekend. After an exciting start to the season Jason Garrison has settled in as one of Vancouver’s best offensive defenceman. Roberto Luongo will be back in net tonight.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brian Scott once again brings you Tuesday Takeaways following the Hawks beatdown of the New Orleans Saints. The Seahawks have officially clinched a playoff berth. Even losses in every remaining game would not matter. They are in, one way or another. “My separation is my preparation.” Russell Wilson said this after the game. Indeed it is. Drew Brees looked noticeably rattled for most of the Monday Night Football game.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 5, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1, taking down the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers, while losing to the Phoenix Suns. Standout performers were LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum.