NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching for and delivers his winning game-day tips for the Avalanche vs. Canucks game tonight. He expects the special teams to get running, to win the defensive battles and for Van City to score early and often. Jason Garrison hasn’t been able to hit the net, Alex Edler has struggled periodically. They must be better tonight. “Bring their A Games!”
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in today on how rookie center Jordan Schroeder is doing after 4-5 games of 2013 NHL action. The Canucks and more importantly Alain Vigneault have really let Schroeder get his feet wet so far this season. The Return of Ryan Kesler and David Booth could change his icetime, but we have no idea when to expect those two back. The roster will be interesting moving forward.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck reports today that the Canucks goalie in the wings, Eddie Lack, has had successful hip surgery and will miss the remainder of the season. Will this effect a Luongo trade? Maybe, maybe not. If true, it could mean that the Canucks can send Lack back to the American Hockey League without losing him on waivers, and if Roberto Luongo isn’t traded, this could work well in their favor.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck reports today on second game of the California swings vs. the San Jose Sharks. The Canucks will need the likes of Mason Raymond to stay hot tonight, especially if the game takes on a run and gun style. Zack Kassian continues to impress playing along side Daniel and Henrik Sedin.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck reports today on the news that the VanCity Canucks are on the road for the first time this season. It’s the California swing. Three games in four night. Coming off his first win of the season against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night, Cory Schneider will get his first consecutive starts of the season. Manny Malhotra is home with his new child, Andrew Ebbett slots in on the wing on the 4th line.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck reports today on the rivalry between the Canucks & the Calgary Flames. Mitch points out that rivalries are few and far between in the northwest division anymore. He fondly remembers the Jarome Iginila vs Trevor Linden April 5th, 2008 game. It was Linden`s last game and Iginla scored his 50th goal of the season, received an unusual ovation from the people in General Motors place.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck reports today on the news going on in Nucks land after 2 games of the 2013 shortened season. The downside. Andrew Ebbett. For Mitch Ebbett has been non-existent, both at five-on-five and on the power play. He’s a -1 and has no shots on goal. Mitch thinks its early but says we got to see a little bit of what Zack Kassian can bring to the table.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck reports today on the news that we’ve learned Canucks GM Mike Gillis and Alex Edler have reached an agreement and he has signed for 6 more years. Edler was in the last year of a deal that saw him making $3.75 million per season. His new deal is $30 million over six years, with an annual cap hit of $5million. Much less than what he could have gotten on the open market.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck reports today on the news that we’ve learned Canucks winger David Booth will be out 4-6 weeks with a groin strain suffered at 2013 training camp. Coach Alain Vigneault also stated the injury wasn’t due to lack of training, but rather over training on Booth’s part. Now, either Mike Gillis rushes and makes a trade, or the more likely option is that there is some internal competition.
The NWSB staff weighs in with their 2013 Vancouver Canucks season lineup prognostications and team roster predictions. First up Mitch says Ryan Kesler is still rehabbing from two off-season surgeries, and we’re going to see a big hole to start the year down the middle on the second line. Andrew Ebbett, and Jordan Schroeder are competing for the spot. We know Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin and Alex Burrows will man the top line.
The NWSB staff weighs in with their 2013 Vancouver Canucks season player and team predictions. First up is blogger Mitch Dyck. Who will lead the team in scoring? Henrik Sedin? Who will be the Canucks goalie for the playoffs? Cory Schneider. Top defenseman Dan Hamhuis. Our Vancouver sports staff weighs in with all the preseason Canucks projections you can handle…
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us some Robert Luongo and Canucks trading him to the Flyers or Maple Leafs gossip for today. While we’re still 10 days away from the start of the 2013 NHL season (and you know, the ratification of the new CBA by both the NHL and the NHLPA) but that hasn’t stopped some trade speculation from filling the airwaves and social media.