Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 13

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 13, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-3, taking down the Denver Nuggets and the Minnesota Timberwolves, while falling to the Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder. For the first time this season, Damian Lillard is encountering a shooting slump, but LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews made up the difference.

Gameday skate: Canucks host Coyotes in Pacific Division showdown

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NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks. They host the Phoenix Coyotes in a pivotal Pacific Division battle tonight at Rogers Arena. It is no secret that the Vancouver Canucks have struggled on the power play this season, but in the middle of a team-wide scoring slump the Canucks need to make the most of their opportunities 5-on-4.

Over the last 10… *My* Canucks 3 stars

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Steve Lee weighs in with his Nucks three stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers from the last 10 games during the Canucks’ 2013/14 campaign. Robert Luongo, Eddie Lack and Daniel Sedin earned recognition last time out. This time its Kellen Lain, the Canucks fans, and Ryan Kesler. If the Canucks are truly trying to be a playoff contender, Kes is going to show up on a nightly basis.

Seahawks vs. Broncos Super Bowl XLVIII gambling odds & handicapping

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NWSB Insider & Blogger Dave B gives you the inside scoop on the Seattle Seahawks’ matchup with the Denver Broncos in the 2014 Superbowl. Betting odds, suggestions and tips are all revealed as Dave gives the Seahawks the edge ATS. In all likelihood this game will come down to the effectiveness of Marshawn Lynch who had 1,257 yards rushing this season and 12 TDs. Is Russell Wilson in contention for the MVP? TIme will tell.

Tipping , Twerking and Screaming. They all do the same thing

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NWSB Insider Brian Scott gives us a fresh new perspective on Richard Sherman’s enthusiastic interview with Erin Andrews following the Seattle Seahawks’ NFC Championship win over Michael Crabtree, Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers. Is it possible the the Hawks’ now-renowned corner is actually a marketing genius? Scott says yet.

The 5 matchups that will decide Super Bowl XLVIII

Marshawn Lynch is absolutely incredible.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brian Scott brings us a good look at 5 can’t miss matchups with the Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 48. Will Marshawn Lynch steadily handle the Bronco run defense? Will the Seattle secondary shut down the best pass offense in NFL History?

Canucks to Sign Vinny Prospal to a PTO

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NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke breaks down the news that the Vancouver Canucks have signed Vinny Prospal to a PTO. The 16 year veteran is due to play with the Utica Comets at first, but could eventually join the Canucks later on. In Prospal’s last season with Columbus, he tallied 12 goals and 18 assists, for a total of 30 points.

Gameday skate: Canucks searching for 3 straight W’s

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NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks. They going for three in a row tonight against the Nashville Predators after putting together a pair of wins against both Alberta teams earlier this week. Brad Richardson is expected to play in tonight’s game after missing yesterday’s practice resting a leg injury. Jordan Schroeder took Richardson’s spot on the third line during practice on Wednesday alongside David Booth and Zack Kassian.

Tanaka goes to the Yankees, Flood gates open for the Mariners

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down what’s left in MLB free agency now that Masahiro Tanaka has gone to the New York Yankees. When it comes to pitchers, keep an eye on Matt Garza and Ervin Santana. For hitters, look at Nelson Cruz, although his history with PEDs could be problematic for the M’s.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 12

LaMarcus Aldridge

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s featured player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 12, honors go to LaMarcus Aldridge, as we recognize his performances against the Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks. In three games, he averaged 29.3 points and 14.3 rebounds. The question is whether he can keep it up alongside Damian Lillard, Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 12

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 12, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 3-0, taking down the Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks. As usual, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge stood out for Portland, but Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews had solid performances as well.

Fueling the fire: How the Seahawks made it to New York

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate explains how the Seahawks stayed motivated despite the adversity thrown at them leading up to this season and then throughout it. From Russell Wilson to Richard Sherman to Doug Baldwin, everyone has their story.

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