Moments in time: Canucks fans remember the fearless Rick Rypien

Rick Rypien

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in today on some classic Rick Rypien moments in time today one year to the day since the death of Ryp. He recounts a special goal in this one. Vancouver had many highlight reel goals in 2008/09, but to see Rick Rypien and Darcy Hordichuk combine on a goal was pretty special. Not to mention some good scraps like one with Hal Gill.

Five guys who must make big strides with Canucks in 2012/13

Jordan Schroeder

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points five players in that must make big strides within the organization in 2012/13. Kevin Connauton, Jordan Schroeder, Zack Kassian, Chris Tanev, and Eddie Lack are the guys he points out. Internal competition brings out the best in everyone. Will it do the same for these Canucks youngsters this year? Who are you looking forward to seeing take strides?

Another NHL lockout? We don’t need no stinkin’ lockout!

kesler canucks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points weighs in today on a possible NHL lock out coming up in 2012, plus how it effects the Vancouver Canucks. From today there are 37 days until an agreement has to be reached. Remember seven years ago when people thought there would be multiple 11th hour deals before the season and during the lost portions of the season?

Hey Mike! To Huet, or not to Huet? That is the question

Cristobal Huet

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points weighs in today on a possible signing by the Vancouver Canucks Cristobal Huet. While Huet’s numbers haven’t been bad while overseas, it’s a different game than the one in North America. He points out Eddie Lack is ready for the NHL. He thinks this is the least likely, simply because the Canucks have reached out to Huet.

The Canucks offseason rumor mill: Jason Arnott edition!

Jason Arnott

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points out today that Shane Doan is the guy the Canucks really want, but they are also talking with Jason Arnott. See him as fit for 3rd line centre position. He could also fill in as 2nd line center if prospect Jordan Schroeder isn’t ready for the NHL while Ryan Kesler recovers from off season shoulder surgery.

*My* five Canucks games in 2012 I’m not looking forward to…

Roberto Luongo

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in with his top 5 matchups he’s NOT looking forward to watching in 2012 for his Canucks. The 2012 NHL schedule came out a short time ago. A big matchup he doesn’t want to see is Roberto Luongo playing for another team in Rogers Arena, namely the Panthers. He doesn’t want to see Duncan Keith of the Blackhawks either.

Even without Weber, the Canucks D isn’t that bad, right?

Kevin Bieksa

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some more thoughts on the Canucks non-roster sheet for Weber, As well as an in depth look at the top six Canucks defenseman currently on the Vancouver roster. Dan Hamhuis, Alex Edler, Kevin Bieksa, Keith Ballard, Chris Tanev, and Jason Garrison. Kevin Connauton has made strides in the minors.

Shea Weber isn’t going to play for the Vancouver Canucks

Shea Weber

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks not putting an offer sheet or a trade offer in on Shea Weber. He asks was GM Mike Gillis a sleep at the wheel or was he that confident that Weber would play just one year in Nashville and become an unrestricted free agent after? Or if Vancouver was involved, was the price to high?

Future Forecast: A look ahead at the Canucks Maxim Lapierre

Ducks vs. Canucks

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Maxim Lapierre. it’s part 5 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. Mitch thinks that although he doesn’t make a lot of money, Lapierre doesn’t want to stay a 4th line center for the rest of his career. We’ll know more in July of 2013.

Future Forecast: A look ahead at the Canucks Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Chris Higgins. it’s part 4 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. Mitch thinks Higgins is the most underrated of the Canucks forwards. Though he’s not sure there is any urgency for Vancouver to extend Higgins before his deal is up.

Future Forecast: A look ahead at the Canucks Alex Burrows

Alex Burrows

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Alex Burrows. it’s part 3 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. Mitch expects Burrows, like some of the other core players Vancouver have locked up, to take a slight pay cut to stay here. He’ll score goals, kill penalties, make plays and take the body.

Future Forecast: A look ahead at the Canucks Manny Malhotra

Manny Malhotra

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Manny Malhotra. it’s part 2 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. Unfortunately for the Canucks and Malhotra, he suffered a devastating injury on March 16th, 2011. A deflected puck caught Manny above the right eye. Then Manny’s first year back wasn’t his best.

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