Los Angeles Kings vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em game 5

Kings vs. Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Sunday night in game five to the LA Kings. Sometime in March, the Canucks stopped the fist-bump bench procession after every goal. I just realized this tonight, but after Henrik Sedin’s goal, it was definitely back. So what exactly happened there? Let’s not talk about this season ever again.

Five Vancouver Canucks who can spark the comeback

David Booth

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges says It’s do or die time for your Canucks and this is the moment when heroes are born. With this mind, let’s look at five Canucks who need to step it up and leave it all on the ice. Sami Salo, David Booth, Alex Edler, Zack Kassian and Chris Higgins you are in our crosshairs. Don’t let us down. Go Canucks Go.

The Canucks have the lowly Kings right where they want them

Coldplay

NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks writer Richard Hodges says the Canucks are coming back. What we have here is just another Vancouver first round rollercoaster special. Like Calgary in ’94, St Louis in ’03 or Chicago in ’11, the Vancouver Canucks like to get weird in the first round. You know who’s been suspiciously quiet this series? No not David Booth. Nope, not Chris Higgins. Read on…

Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings blog: love ’em & hate ‘em game 4

Blues vs. Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Wednesday night in game four to the LA Kings. It’s been a long slow slide for Mason Raymond hasn’t it? His blunder led to the Kings only goal of the night by Anze Kopitar. What a difference an Art Ross winner makes. With Daniel Sedin back in the lineup Henrik Sedin and he prooved whats been missing.

Devil in the blue crease: Vancouver Canucks goaltending quandary

Vancouver Canucks Goaltender Quandary

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges has an opinion in his part 1 article earlier today on Roberto Luongo vs. Cory Schneider for Game 4 of the Canucks vs. Kings Western Conference Quarter Finals game. He gave us the pro’s and the con’s. Now we know Schneider will start. Richard points out there are instant ramifications and repercussions now. Read Part 2 now to find out.

Zack Kassian learning on the job for the 2012 Vancouver Canucks

#9 - Zack Kassian Canucks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac describes how Zack Kassian is learning on the job for the Vancouver Canucks in 2012, and that even his minor playoff minutes will affect him going forward; hopefully in a positive way. Would the Canucks be better off with Cody Hodgson? Did Mike Gillis make the move in the best interests of the team?

Which Canucks goaltender gets the nod for Game 4 and beyond?

Roberto Luongo & Cory Schneider

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges has an opinion. Roberto Luongo. Pros, the de-facto 1A all season and aside from hiccups in October and March, he put together his most consistent season as a Canuck. Cory Schneider Pros, unflappable cool demeanour, Schneider is the antithesis to Luongo. Tough decision for Mike Gillis, Alain Vigneault and the rest of the Canucks organization.

The Vancouver Canucks could never be Canada’s team

Alex Burrows - Ryan Kesler

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in on the topic of being Canada’s team. When their teams are out of the playoffs other hockey markets want to talk about the series that involves the team from Vancouver that beats their teams on a regular basis. A team getting attention on Hockey Night in Canada and TSN. Plus a team with Ryan Kesler, and Alex Burrows could never be Canada’s hockey team.

Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings blog: love ’em & hate ‘em game 3

Canucks vs. Kings Game 3 Recap

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Sunday night in game three to the LA Kings. Let’s just say the chances the Canucks go no further than a couple more games is greater than the chance of a miracle comeback. The move to start Cory Schneider was a purely tactical move, if Roberto Luongo was in net we’d see the same result.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em game 2

Kings vs. Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Friday night in game two to the LA Kings. Is this karma? The Canucks are evolving in the sense that they’ve learnt to meltdown in the playoffs without Roberto Luongo leading the way. Jannik Hansen is one of the few Canucks who can hold his head high right now.

Canucks lesson learned?…fail. Rogers arena crowd?…fail

Luongo & Raymond Short Leash

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac chimes in with his thoughts on the disgrace that was game 1 of the Western conference quarter finals last night in Van City. Fun times ahead? He can’t see Daniel Sedin ready to come back following some less than promising reports on post-practice headaches, so the team needs to focus on staying with five-on-five play in which they looked most comfortable.

Five key playoff lessons learned from 2011 for the Vancouver Canucks

luongo schneider canucks

C-Mac chimes in with his version of a playoff preview for the Vancouver Canucks and tells us which lessons the Canucks hopefully learned from last year’s successful failure, if you will. Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider have to be utilised well but how about the 3rd line? Chris Higgins, Jannik Hansen and Samme Pahlsson have been playing balls out but can they keep it up and when does Coach Vee shake it up?

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