Rational and irrational anger: Riley’s rants and raves

Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. What makes him angry about the Canucks and NHL this week? Where does he begin. Keith Ballard. Mike Gillis must trade him NOW. The 2012 NHL All Star game is frustrating as all heck to watch. The Sidney Crosby injury saga. The list goes on.

Cody Hodgson is Dancing with the Devil

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges points out the All-Star weekend was already shaping up to be a transformative experience for young Vancouver Canucks Cody Hodgson even before fate stepped in Thursday night and gave us the scenario Canuck fans thought they wouldn’t see this weekend: A Canuck on Team Chara. We trust you Cody and know you’ll make the right choices.

Canucks Conversations: Josh & Kev’s NHL All-Star Game Fantasy Mock Draft

It’s always fun when our two insiders sit down for a chat. Two of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers here at NWSB Josh (@vancan19) and Kevin (@flyingVhockey) sat down at their keyboards and had their own 2012 NHL all star game mock draft. Team Daniel Alfredsson vs. Team Zdeno Chara, it should be quite the spectacle. Please pick up your cheese gift basket on your way out the door.

Do the Canucks All-Star appearances benefit Vancouver?

Vancouver Canucks hockey blogger C-Mac tells us with the 2012 NHL all star game coming up in Ottawa this weekend for the brothers Sedin, there is not much of a gain in showing up in Ottawa. Going back to the 2010 Olympics, and the 2011 NHL playoff run, Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin have played an awful lot of hockey. Alex Edler and Cody Hodgson also make the trip.

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