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The Buck stops here – Pierce returns to the Lions den

But most importantly, it gives Travis Lulay a little more time to recover.

NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ blogger Travis Erbacher brings us a piece today about the re-emergence of Buck Pierce in Vancouver. The old reliable QB is back. And yes, the reliable points to his injuries. Travis points out all of Pierce’s past injuries, and notes not all of the head injuries were listed as concussions. Good, that’s a relief for Leo’s fans everywhere.

Who will play on the Canucks third line?

Booth had a completely clean sheet against the Stars

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Travis Erbacher gives us a look at which players could be rolled out by Torts as third-liners in the 2013/14 NHL season. Travis brings you predictions for his scoring line, safe line and “beat-em-up line. You will have to read the piece to see if you either agree, or disagree with these choices.

Which Canucks will exceed expectations in 2013?

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Travis Erbacher gives us a look at which players will step up in 2013. Despite this year’s team being a bit of a mystery under John Tortorella, look out for Jordan Schroeder, Brad Richardson, Nicklas Jensen, Brendan Gaunce and Zack Kassian to make a name for themselves.

Lions, bulls, and bears: the Leos’ roster at the halfway point

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ blogger Travis Erbacher gives you his midseason analysis as well as Bulls and Bears on the Lions’ 2013 squad so far. Citing that they haven’t had the best of seasons and haven’t really lived up to expectation, Travis has quite a few players on both the Bulls (good) and Bears (bad) lists.

Mike Gillis and the art of the press conference

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Travis Erbacher brings us a good read about Mike Gillis and the art of the press conference. His brashness and honest ways have earned him notoriety en route to highlighting his biggest failure so far: the Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider situation. The place where Mike Gillis really fell apart will always take people back to this debacle.

Relationship advice with (fake) Dr. Travis B. Erbacher – Luongo edition

When someone asks you if you’re going to show up to do your job, don’t reply “well, I guess I have to”.

NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks blogger Travis Erbacher weighs in today on the rocky relationship between GM Mike Gillis & on again off again Nucks backstop Roberto Luongo. He says Lu has to suck it up. Play great hockey. Win us a Stanley Cup. Win us a gold medal. He also says Lu should when asked if you’re going to show up to do your job, don’t reply “well, I guess I have to”. You signed a contract of your own free will Lu, now honour it.

BC Lions blame game – offense edition

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions Blogger Travis Erbacher takes a look at an offence that left him at a loss for words following the matchup against Montreal. It’s odd to say that an offense was terrible when they managed to put up 38 points, but so is the case. Jacques Chapdelaine has to take the blame, as he’s gotten to cute with Travis Lulay, Shawn Gore and Marco Iannuzzi.

Liberté, égalité, fraternité – The NHL and LGBT rights

Could tonight be Ryan Kesler's last game at Rogers Arena?

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Travis Erbacher takes a hard look at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia where LGBT athletes and spectators will be at risk of persecution, particularly if they live an open life and refuse to hide their sexual orientation. The Russian government has defended its law by claiming it does not violate the Olympics anti-discrimination requirement. The IOC has appallingly said that it is “satisfied” with this nonsense.

Lessons from the Lions biggest game yet

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NWSB Insider & BC Lions blogger Travis Erbacher weighs in today with a piece about what the Lions may be able to take away from their most important game of the year thus far. It was a different style of game played this time between the Leo’s and the Stampeders, but Travis would still like to see Travis Lulay open up down field a bit more often.

A tale of two tournaments: NHL and the Olympics

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Travis Erbacher brings you a detailed analysis and comparison between success in the Olympics and success in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Though there are certain outliers in the group, Travis points out players who were outstanding in the Stanley Cup Chase and how they helped their national teams achieve glory as well. Canucks fans will surely see Ryan Kesler, Roberto Luongo, Dan Hamhuis, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin in Sochi…right?

Four things the B.C. Lions need to fix

Nice game BC. Well played. A huge win.

NWSB Insider & BC Lions blogger Travis Erbacher weighs in today with a piece about what kinds of changes the Leo’s need to make in order to repeat as playoff contenders this year. So far they have been sluggish at best. Andrew Harris and Travis Lulay have been great, but just not on the same day unfortunately. More pass rush is needed, and the youngsters need to start pulling their weight too. Click the link to see if you agree with Travis.

Where do we go from here? Possible directions for the Canucks

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NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks blogger Travis Erbacher weighs in on the future of the Vancouver Canucks. With three alternate endings straight out of a choose your own ending book, Travis gives us what could possibly happen in the very near future here in Van City. A what happens if look at the upcoming season, and the potential free agents around the league. Also what to expect from Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin?

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