Gameday Skate: Canucks host Wild as trade deadline looms

Chris Tanev makes his return to the lineup tonight at Rogers Arena.

NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks. Eddie Lack will receive his second consecutive start tonight after a solid performance Wednesday in a 1-0 win over the Blues. After a mediocre start to the season the Minnesota Wild have been making hay in 2014, putting together a 12-4-2 record since the calendar flip. Chris Tanev is expected to return to the lineup.

New Commish But Same Old Story

Vancouver Grizzlies

NWSB Steve Lee breaks down the NBA’s potential of adding a team in Europe, explaining how a franchise in Vancouver or Seattle makes far more sense. Although the Grizzlies and Sonics have left their respective towns, a team like the Milwaukee Bucks could look to relocate. The Pacific Northwest would be an ideal spot.

Some more potential Seahawks cap casualties

Eli Manning saw a lot of Red Bryant and the ground on Sunday (Kenny Via/The News Tribune)

NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke weighs in on the recent releases of Sidney Rice and Red Bryant, and muses on which Seattle Seahawks could be next. Oh, the cruelty of the salary cap. James Carpenter, Chris Clemons, and Zach Miller are probably next up for John Schneider and Pete Carroll. Miller is one of the best blocking tight ends in the NFL…right?

Thanks for the memories Sidney Rice

sidney rice

Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell is back with the impending news of Sidney Rice’s departure from the Seahawks. The buyout is coming, Rice knows it, the front office knows it, and us fans know it too. Clinton gives us a glimpse into why this is not such a bad move for the Seahawks, and offers a memory of his from Rice’s tenure with the Hawks.

On Red Bryant’s Rumoured Release

Red Bryant

NWSB Insider & Seahawks blogger J.D. Burke weighs in on the rumours surrounding the apparently imminent release of Seattle’s left defensive end, Red Bryant. Could Big Red come back to town?

Seahawks All Access: Welcome to the Hall of Fame Mr. Jones

Welcome to the Hall, Mr. Jones! (Photo courtesy of Seahawks.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens had the opportunity to interview Hawks legend and current 12th man member Walter Jones, who was recently elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Topics include youth football, the NFL draft, his recent induction and players who influenced him in Seattle.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 17

Thomas Robinson

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s featured player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 16, honors go to Thomas Robinson, as we recognize his achievements in the absence of LaMarcus Aldridge, Meyers Leonard and Joel Freeland. In games against the San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves, T-Rob averaged 8.7 PPG and 10 RPG in the three contests.

Gameday skate: Canucks host Blues as teams begin playoff push

Vancouver needs to turn it around next game. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks. After backing in to the Olympic break the Vancouver Canucks must begin to turn their season around tonight against the St. Louis Blues. Ryan Kesler is expected to miss tonight’s game, while Kevin Bieksa (bruised foot) and Henrik Sedin (ribs) are game time decisions.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 17

Nicolas Batum didn't show up against San Antonio. (Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 17, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1, defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz while falling to the San Antonio Spurs. With LaMarcus Aldridge out, Damian Lillard stepped up big time, and so did Thomas Robinson, Wesley Matthews and Robin Lopez.

New Players For Mariners Means New Hope… and New Risks.

Robinson Cano

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the team’s newcomers, giving us a look at both their upsides and their potential concerns. Seeing how the 2014 MLB offseason was busy for the the M’s, Robinson Cano, Logan Morrison, Scott Baker, Fernando Rodney and Corey Hart are all covered.

The Balancing Act as Super Bowl Champions

PCJS

NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke previews some of the many tough decisions ahead for the Seattle Seahawks, and preaches balance in this piece. The future of Seattle’s free agents are looked at in depth. With the Zach Miller quandary, Pete Carroll finds himself in another ideological catch-22. Golden Tate, Michael Bennett and Breno Giacomini highlight the list of Seahawks set to hit unrestricted free agency.

Portland Trail Blazers stand pat at 2014 NBA trade deadline

Meyers Leonard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the Portland Trail Blazers’ uneventful 2014 NBA trade deadline. The team could have used an upgrade when it comes to backup bigs, as Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson haven’t gotten the job done — not to mention Joel Freeland and LaMarcus Aldridge are hurt — but Neil Olshey didn’t make any moves, just as Terry Stotts expected.