NWSB Gambling insider Dave B previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. Stars game tonight. His headline, For The Gamblers! Canucks Aim For Ninth Straight At Home Thursday Night. Offensively, the Canucks will enter the playoffs as an average team – 2.59 goals for per game. But the presence of Ryan Kesler and the return of Chris Higgins to join the second line has made a world of difference. Roberto Luongo is in net tonight.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines from last nights Canucks win over the Chicago Blackhawks. If there was ever a perfect example of baptism by fire, for Frank Corrado his first NHL game would be just that. What happens now is anyone’s guess. Mitch thinks Corrado’s play last night warrants another look in Thursday’s game against the Ducks. Kevin Bieksa and Chris Tanev take your time.
For The Gamblers! The Vancouver Canucks and the Chicago Blackhawks play the rubber match in their three games series Monday night when the Hawks, who are coming off a rare loss (albeit in a shootout) invade Rogers Arena to take on a Canucks team that came up with what can best be described as a [...]
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges is back to give you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Vancouver’s loss to the Dallas Stars. Richard points Derek Roy is good. He says he’s not being used exactly right, but so far he’s above Bryan Smolinski on the trade deadline bell curve. He also asks an interesting question. Is it hyperbole to say when Kevin Bieksa comes back the Canucks will never lose? (Probably.)
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Bryan McFarlane weighs in with his Nucks three stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers from April 7th to April 14th during the Canucks’ 2013 campaign. Daniel Sedin, Dan Hamhuis, and Ryan Kessler make the list this week. Bryan points out the impressive play of Kessler in his return and how surprising Hamhuis’ efforts were.
NWSB Gambling insider Dave B previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. Stars game tonight. His headline, For The Gamblers! The Vancouver Canucks will be happy to get home but have one more road date before they can sleep in their own beds. After going 2-1-1 in the first four games of their current five-game swing, the Canucks head to Dallas, where they have gone 5-0-1 in their last six visits.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges is back to give you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Vancouver’s loss to the St. Louis Blues. Richard points out Cory Schneider got the start on the second half of back to back nights. Roberto Luongo was the surprise starter on Monday. This was a playoff game, and by rights it should have been settled in 5-on-5 overtime. Quick fact. The Canucks need Derek Roy to anchor a third line.
Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. St. Louis Blues April 16th matchup. Richard says the Canucks are only five points behind the Anaheim Ducks for second in the conference. He also points out Ryan Kesler and the powerplay both made triumphant returns last night against Nashville, putting the Canucks five points up in the Minnesota Wild
NWSB Gambling insider Dave B previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. Blues game tonight. His headline, For The Gamblers! Canucks Look to Keep Offense Clicking Versus Stingy Blues. The Canucks are on a roll right now and seem to be playing loose – unlike their play toward the middle of the season. Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin each had two assists against Nashville, giving the top-line twins 18 points in the past six games.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges is back to give you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Vancouver’s win over the Predators. Richard points out we’ve missed you Ryan Kesler. The pivot’s return has revitalized the team and the powerplay as the Canucks are really starting to look like the 2011 version. Need a negative? After a great start to the season, the inconsistency has been slipping back into Kevin Bieksa’s game.
Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. Nashville Predators April 15th matchup. Richard says the Canucks will try to push forward after the gut punch loss to the Avs on Saturday, and will do so with Roberto Luongo between the pipes, leaving their starter for the much better St Louis Blues tomorrow night. Richard asks if the Ryan Kesler on wing experimental is successful, is a Jordan Schroeder call-up far behind?