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.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck makes some 2013 fearless predictions for our Vancouver Canucks. Mitch thinks the reign is over, the Canucks won’t capture a third straight President’s Trophy. He thinks Zack Kassian has the potential to play more minutes in Vancouver if he can stay consistent and play his game effectively. He thinks Jordan Schroeder may be undersized but he feels like he’ll have a good camp.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck reports today on the news that has surfaced about netminder Cory Schneider. He is in Switzerland and “ready to go” according to his agent Mike Liut. Early on in the lockout Schneider wasn’t sure about playing overseas and getting used to the larger ice surface, but with no end for the lockout in sight, it was time to make a decision.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in on the NHL news this week from Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke. Straight from the horses’ mouth, or from the bottom of a bottle of fine scotch, Leafs GM and hater of fancy stats, Burke has refuted claims that there is a deal in place that would see current Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in on the top 5 moments in time for the Russian Rocket Pavel Bure. Along with Bure, Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin and Adam Oates were all inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday. The mere mention of Bure’s name can bring out the best in Vancouver fans. It can also bring out the worst.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in on if the Canucks should retire Pavel Bure’s #10 jersey number this year. Right now the Canucks need to figure out if the most electrifying player to wear a Canucks sweater is worthy of their most prestigious honor. Different papers in Vancouver have different opinions. it’s obvious what’s next. We’re going to have a Botchford v MacIntyre bare-knuckled boxing match.
An update today comes in from Mitch Dyck on the Vancouver Canucks during the NHL labour dispute. Even with the lack of a CBA the Roberto Luongo trade rumors have come back. Nothing new, Toronto has constantly been a team rumored to land the services of the all-star net minder from the Canucks. John Shannon of Sportsnet broke the news that the Canucks and the Leafs had come to an agreement on a trade involving Luongo.