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Slogans Believe Big & A New Day. A New Way give way to Mariners Tweets

Social Media Report: Mariners

NWSB Insider and northwest sports blogger Carolyn Smith is finally back with another article for NW sports fans. This time she weighs in on the Top 25 Seattle Mariners players and commentators to follow on Twitter. She points out the Mariners sucking means there’s no lack of commentary on TV, in the papers, and her favourite, over social media.

My Impressions of the Seattle Mariners’ 2012 Home Opener

Safeco Field

NWSB insider and social media blogger Carolyn Smith tells us after spending opening weekend in Seattle, she has some lasting impressions of the Mariners fans and the upcoming season. Seattle fans are dedicated. They are still out in full support of their team, even without an appearance in the post-season since 2001.

BC Lions Wally Buono named CFL coach of the year

Wally Buono

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Carolyn Smith tells us the defending Grey Cup champions have a new head coach, but last years man Wally Buono was awarded the 2011/12 CFL Coach of the Year this week. Bringing his team back from a 0-5 start to ultimately beat the Bombers 34-23 on home turf couldn’t have been a better way to end a fulfilling coaching career.

BC Lions have a Grey Cup rematch to kick off 2012

BC Lions Angus Reid

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Carolyn Smith tells us the defending Grey Cup champions will open the new season with a rematch against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at B.C. Place. Since they last played Wally Buono stepped down as head coach but stays on as GM, and appointed Mike Benevides as the team’s new leader. We like you can’t wait for the 2012 CFL season to begin.

CFL Free Agency: BC Lions re-sign Dante Marsh & Ryan Phillips

Dante Marsh

Vancouver sports blogger Carolyn Smith reports this week the BC Lions announced they have locked up their Grey cup champion defensive backs Dante Marsh and Ryan Phillips. Familiar face within the ranks goes a long way. So one day is down in the opening day of CFL free agency. There wasn’t much news in the rest of the league, but for BC it’s almost over before it started.

Canucks Henrik Sedin misses practice for CT scan

Henrik Sedin

Vancouver Canucks blogger Carolyn Smith reports on center Henrik Sedin who was scheduled to undergo a CT scan on his ankle Wednesday. Sedin was hit in the ankle by a shot in Tuesday’s game at Nashville. He did return to the game and collected two assists to extend his points streak to four games.The All-Star center, who did not practice Wednesday, has 11 goals and an NHL-best 46 assists in 53 games this season.

B.C. Lions re-sign record-setting kicker Paul McCallum

Paul McCallum

Vancouver sports blogger Carolyn Smith reports that on Friday the BC Lions will announce they have locked up their Grey cup champion kicker and oldest player in the CFL Paul McCallum. McCallum is not anticipating any dropoff in performance after setting a league record for field goal percentage. Wally Buono expects the 42 year old to help the Lions stay on top next season.

Hey Ladies! Some BIG Reasons why the Canucks Cody Hodgson is a STUD!

Cody Hodgson

Vancouver Canucks blogger Carolyn Smith breaks down the reasons why she thinks Canucks rookie forward Cody Hodgson is studworthy. For starters, Being named one of 12 rookies to participate in the 2012 All-Star game in Ottawa is a high honour. He’s been through the ringer, last season, Hodgson was called up to the NHL and sent back to the AHL several times. It built toughness.

Canucks secure the most players from the West in 2012 NHL All-Star Game

2012 NHL All Star Game

Vancouver Canucks blogger Carolyn Smith reports on the twins Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin, who have led the team to the best record in the Western Conference, and headline the list of players added to the pool for the All-Star Game set for later this month in Ottawa. Alex Edler, and Cody Hodgson will also be attending their first all star games…

Brendan Shanahan suspends Bruins’ Marchand for 5 games

Marchand Salo

Vancouver Canucks blogger Carolyn Smith tells us a video explanation released by Brendan Shanahan outlines that this play was not considered instinctive or reactionary in defense, and that Brad Marchand had the decision to deliver a shoulder-to-shoulder hit and chose not to on Sami Salo.

Canucks Henrik Sedin named NHL Third Star of December

Henrik Sedin

Vancouver Canucks centre Henrik Sedin has been named the National Hockey League’s third star of the month for December. Sedin is joined by Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin (first star) and Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos (second star) as the NHL ‘Three Stars’ of the month.

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