NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ Blogger Ben Lypka hands out his mid-season grades for the BC Lions’ defence. While the team leads the league in interceptions, Ben would still like to see more output in this category from a certain few players. The defence has been good, but this team is still struggling in the aspects of what our fans expectations are.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ Blogger Ben Lypka hands out his mid-season grades for the BC Lions’ offense. While their records stands at a respectable 6-3 on the year, the Lions have been fairly mediocre and really haven’t looked like a Grey Cup contender. Andrew Harris has been one of the most consistent players on offense but Lulay and the rest of the squad have been rather unimpressive.
NWSB Insider Ben Lypka looks at former Vancouver Grizzlies players and ranks which ones went on to have the most successful post-Vancouver days. Greg Anthony, Shareef Abdul-Rahim, Antonio Daniels, Mike Bibby and Bryant Reeves all make the list. We’re approaching 12 years since the Grizzlies moved to the bustling metropolis of Memphis.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Ben Lypka breaks down how Roberto Luongo can stay happy entering the 2013-14 season. Everyone’s favourite backup goalie chatted with TSN’s James Duthie about his future. He made it clear he’s not thrilled to be back in Vancouver, but forgetting about his contracts (as well as social media) should help clear his mind. Also, working on shootouts and side-to-side movements will help. If he can get rid of the no-trade clause, that will help, too.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions Blogger Ben Lypka recaps the drama between the team, Arland Bruce and Wally Buono. Bruce is upset that he didn’t get a call from Buono, Mike Benevides or anyone involved with the BC Lions. But that’s the nature of the CFL. The Lions face Bruce and the Montreal Alouettes tonight. And, of course, everyone loves balloons.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Ben Lypka breaks down five UFAs that the Vancouver Canucks may be targeting this offseason. With names such as David Steckel, Steve Sullivan, Hal Gill, Akim Aliu and Colton Teubert on the list, the Canucks have options. The market has a mixture of veteran presence and moldable, youthful talent available, and these five options all would fit well.
NWSB Insider Ben Lypka focuses on the idea that Travis Lulay is a great quarterback and seems like a nice guy, but that could be the problem. He’s never had a receiver he’s really connected with. Who will step up? Emmanuel Arceneaux? Nick Moore? Courtney Taylor? Marco Iannuzzi and Shawn Gore? This team needs a No. 1 target.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Ben Lypka is here to plead with the fans of Vancouver. Stay at home when the Heritage Classic roles into BC Place stadium. $93 dollars for poor seating, cold weather and the Ottawa Senators? No thanks says Ben. Here’s a list of what else you can spend your $93 dollars on. Force them to slash prices in the weeks heading into the game and maybe families can see Henrik Sedin or Dale Weise.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Ben Lypka tells us why western Canada roots for the Blue Jays instead of the Mariners. He says in BC we only have all 162 games on TV, Jays Central, Jays 24/7, recaps and replays of every game and postgame shows. What’s a desperate fan to do with such a lack of Blue Jays material to absorb? He says we cheer for the Jays because we can all relate to Toronto due to the fact that we share this great land of Canada.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Ben Lypka is back with a piece about the influence John Tortorella should have on Alex Edler. Throughout his career in Tampa, New York and now hopefully here in Vancouver, Torts has had the ability to get more offense out of his defensemen. Alex Edler is no spring chicken, but hopefully he’s still young enough to learn some new tricks from his new bench boss.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Ben Lypka weighs in with the latest Canucks news, the retirement of Pavel Bure’s #10. So Ben asks the question, of course, should the Canucks really hang the Russian Rocket’s jersey from the rafters at Rogers Arena? If it were up to Ben, the answer is a big fat no. Even with all of the flash and the flare, Pavel Bure left the Canucks in the wind on more than one occasion. That doesn’t sound like team loyalty…