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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.