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Living in beautiful Vancouver, B.C. the majority of his life, father introduced him to hockey at an early age and made sure his team was the Canucks. Eventually found himself loving the Seahawks. Masochistic much? Loves beer, novels, music, writing, long walks on the beach & sushi. "Be more like J.D." Connect with him today!
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Looking Back on the 2014 Vancouver Canucks NHL Draft

Jake Virtanen picked up at #6 overall by the Canucks in the 2014 NHL entry draft.

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger J. Dylan Burke weighs in on the 2014 NHL draft weekend for the Canucks. Despite all the changes made in the front office and behind the bench, Ryan Kesler was not satisfied with the Vancouver Canucks’ path. He still wanted out. It seemed like the 2014 Canucks picks reflected this move. Hello Jake Virtanen and Jared McCann.

Why the Canucks Should Have Kept David Booth

David Booth needs to prove he deserves to stick around in the NHL.

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Dylan Burke weighs in on the news this week out of Van City regarding much maligned winger David Booth. By using their final compliance buyout on David Booth, the Canucks will save $4.25M against this year’s salary cap and little over $1M in actual money. Hardly pocket change, but I can’t imagine that breaks the bank – all things being relative, of course.

Free Agents That Could Help the Seattle Seahawks

Pete Carroll and John Schneider

NWSB blogger & insider J.D. Burke provides a list of free agents that could all prove to be valuable addition to the Seahawks roster in time for mandatory minicamps. The list includes names like Fred Davis, Kevin Williams and Eric Winston.

Names to Watch in the 2014 Canucks Coaching Search

Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers

NWSB insider & blogger J.D. Burke takes a look at some of the available coaches for the Canucks vacancy, and provides a list of the three most likely candidates as of this moment. There’s familiarity abound in this list, which includes, of all people, Marc Crawford.

A Tale of Two Coaches

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NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke weighs in on how the 2013-14 campaign has panned out for John Tortorella and Alain Vigneault, as they adapt to their new clubs. A fair critique of Tortorella is laid out, while an appreciation for the old bench boss is also prevalent.

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?

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?

The Balancing Act as Super Bowl Champions

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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.

The Seattle Seahawks should release Sidney Rice

Tate TD throw to Rice

NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke weighs in on whether or not the Seattle Seahawks should cut bait with Sidney Rice, as a means of getting under the cap. With Doug Balwin and Golden Tate set to hit free agency, can the Seahawks afford to keep Rice as well? Doubtful.

Was Malcolm Smith the right pick for Super Bowl MVP?

Malcolm Smith

NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke takes a look at Malcolm Smith’s body of work from Sunday’s Super Bowl victory and tries to determine whether he was the right pick for Super Bowl MVP. Burke does his best to raise an interesting case for one of either Kam Chancellor, Cliff Avril or Percy Harvin as more viable options. Congratulations to Malcolm Smith. He had a great game

The Seahawks stats don’t lie; We are the Champions!

Seahawks Champs

NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke takes a look at the stats from Sunday’s Super Bowl, using both conventional and advanced statistics to paint a better picture of how the Seahawks won this game. J.D. argues that the real stars from this game are Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril, but sheds some light on Malcolm Smith’s MVP performance as well.

Vancouver Canucks Acquire Raphael Diaz – He’ll play tonight.

Raphael Diaz

NWSB Insider & Canucks blogger J.D. Burke breaks down today’s trade, that saw the Canucks sending Dale Weise to the Montreal Canadiens in return for Raphael Diaz. All in all this is a great move for the Canucks. They filled a position of need without giving up much of anything.

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