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NWB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Steve Lee weighs in on the Canucks and TSN1040’s current radio play-by-play staff. Gone is Rick Ball and for all but 28 games so to is John Shorthouse. With Ball now calling games for the Flames and Shorthouse only coming out for Rogers Sportsnet national broadcasts, the Canucks and TSN1040 have turned the mic over to Mr. Jon Abbott.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Steve Lee weighs in on the Canucks goalie situation. After trading Roberto Luongo last season for Jacob Markstrom and essentially turning the team over to Eddie Lack, it appeared that the Canucks were settled in with their goalie of the future. Enter Ryan Miller. Steve asks…What about parting with Eddie Lack for one of the Oilers front line studs?
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger breaks down the top five games for the team during the upcoming NHL season. Featured are contests against the Florida Panthers, Anaheim Ducks, LA Kings, Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Steve Lee takes a look at five prospects who stand a chance after Vancouver potentials recently took to the ice against the Edmonton Oilers hopefuls as part of the Young Stars Classic in Penticton BC. Featured are: Bo Horvat, Hunter Shinkaruk, Jake Virtanen, Curtis Valk and Dane Fox.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger talks about the possibility of a controversy for the team at goalkeeper. As Lee states, “it’s only a matter of time before Thatcher Demko arrives and gives us another reason to part with our No. 1 goaltender. Whoever it may be.” Featured are Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo, as well as Eddie Lack, Ryan Miller, Jacob Markstrom and Bobby Lu.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger J. Dylan Burke weighs in on the 2014 NHL draft weekend for the Canucks. Despite all the changes made in the front office and behind the bench, Ryan Kesler was not satisfied with the Vancouver Canucks’ path. He still wanted out. It seemed like the 2014 Canucks picks reflected this move. Hello Jake Virtanen and Jared McCann.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Andrew Deutschmann recaps the rumor that Willie Desjardins could become the new head coach of the Nucks. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the team could introduce him as the new lead man next week. Deutschmann explains why this looks like a great hire for Trevor Linden and Jim Benning.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Dylan Burke weighs in on the news this week out of Van City regarding much maligned winger David Booth. By using their final compliance buyout on David Booth, the Canucks will save $4.25M against this year’s salary cap and little over $1M in actual money. Hardly pocket change, but I can’t imagine that breaks the bank – all things being relative, of course.
NWSB insider & blogger J.D. Burke takes a look at some of the available coaches for the Canucks vacancy, and provides a list of the three most likely candidates as of this moment. There’s familiarity abound in this list, which includes, of all people, Marc Crawford.
NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke weighs in on how the 2013-14 campaign has panned out for John Tortorella and Alain Vigneault, as they adapt to their new clubs. A fair critique of Tortorella is laid out, while an appreciation for the old bench boss is also prevalent.
NWSB Insider Steve Lee takes a look at two franchises that are not living up to expectations: the Vancouver Canucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers are in shambles after a move that was supposed to see Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Dwight Howard leading the way, while the ‘Nucks are in rebuilding mode after trading Robert Luongo.
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