Vancouver Canucks Hockey History: *My* Top 5 Fan Moments in Time

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Josh Hall, Vancouver Canucks insider takes a break from looking forward to next season and instead looks back into the past at his favourite Canucks moments from a fan’s perspective. These moments brought people out of their seats and have helped in the creation of Canuck Nation across the globe. Matt Cooke, Dave Babych, Ryan Kesler, Roger Neilson, Alex Burrows all make the list.

Where does Cory Schneider stand with USA Hockey headed to 2014 Olympics?

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The World Championships of Hockey are underway in Finland and Sweden but Vancouver Canucks netminder Cory Schneider is absent from team USA’s roster. Where does he sit with the program that has been beat by Canada in the gold medal game in 2 of the last 3 Olympic mens’ hockey tournaments? Does Schneider have what it takes to be better than Jonathan Quick?

BC Lions and Ending Violence BC awarded BCAB humanitarian award

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BC Sports Writer Josh Hall attended the BC Association of Broadcasters 65th Annual Conference this week and sat in on a press conference attended by some of the BC Lions including Travis Lulay and their partners with the Ending Violence Association of BC. The presser was to announce a major humanitarian award for the two organizations and Josh has the story after the jump.

Why Mike Gillis’ extension is a good thing for the Vancouver Canucks

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Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall says the re-signing of Mike Gillis is a great thing for the organization going forward. Consistency seems to be the main key here but there’s also the domino affect this has on players and namely, Alain Vigneault. Mike Gillis has as much motivation to get this team where it can be as Ryan Kesler and Kevin Bieksa.

Vancouver a Host for 2015 Women’s World Cup of Soccer

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Josh Hall breaks down what Canadian soccer fans can look forward to and be hopeful for headed towards the 2015 Women’s World Cup of Soccer. It was announced Friday portions of the tournament will be hosted in Vancouver including possibly the final. First, Christine Sinclair and company have to get through the London 2012 Olympics.

Vancouver Canucks Roberto Luongo is a future Ring of Honouree

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With Roberto Luongo seemingly headed out of town and across the continent one way or another, Josh Hall tells us why Bobby Lu deserves to be a future inductee into the Ring of Honour. The Vancouver Canucks won’t be the same without him which is indeed why he deserves said honour. Luongo and Kirk McLean along with Richard Brodeur are the only goalies in franchise history to play over 20,000 minutes.

Five key reasons the Vancouver Canucks must keep Roberto Luongo

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Josh weighs in with the first half of an NWSB debate in which we ask who should the Vancouver Canucks keep in town…Roberto Luongo or Cory Schneider? There are pros and cons to both and while it’s almost a done deal that Roberto won’t be back, Josh is convinced Roberto is the better path to take. Of course only Mike Gillis and Francesco Aquilini have the answers.

Vancouver Canucks 2012 off-season – Let the speculation begin…

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NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks writer Josh Hall chimes in with his off-season analysis. Josh touches on what went wrong and why it went that way; who he would trade and keep if he were Mike Gillis and what is up with Ryan Kesler? Will he return? His character is in question. The Canucks may be out earlier than they would have hoped but Josh says there’s still something to be excited for.

West QF Game 5 Kings Vs. Canucks: Comeback Phase 2 is a Go

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The Vancouver Canucks are still down 3-1 in their opening round series against the Los Angeles Kings but insider Josh Hall says Canucks Nation seems a little too optimistic. Will common sense be the difference as Ryan Kesler aka Guzzler and Alex Burrows strive to find their game? Can Cory Schneider hold the fort while Roberto Luongo rides the pine? Time will tell if Vancouver lives to fight another day.

Canucks Bieksa Pretends to be Kesler in Radio Interview

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Josh Hall,Vancouver Canucks blogger cites a radio interview with “Ryan Kesler,” who is actually Kevin Bieksa. Unfortunately for FOX Sports Radio Host Canadian Mike aka Mike Dunsmore, he has no idea.

Saturday Links: Canucks Morning Java

The Birthing Whale says, "Game, set and match...get out and play."

Josh weighs in with the biweekly Vancouver Canucks Java. NHL team news for the die hard Nucks fans. Gossip and articles captured on the web for Saturday. NWSportsBeat.com, your source for all Vancouver Canucks hockey talk all the time, plus Canucks blog archives.

Vancouver Canucks Birthday Presents: Alex Edler

This is a big year for Alex Edler.

Vancouver Canucks writer Josh Hall brings back Birthday presents with Alex Edler turning 26 on Saturday. What does one get a hulking Swedish hockey player? Cats or dogs? Framed photos? Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings even has something in store. Read on and find out.