Canucks backup to play large role behind Roberto Luongo

Roberto Luongo

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone is back today to tell us Roberto Luongo will undoubtedly be the Vancouver Canucks’ starting goaltender this season, but the battle to hold his iPad has only just begun. Both Eddie Lack and Joacim Eriksson will get a good look at the backup role during training camp, and the winning candidate can expect a significant regular season workload according to John Tortorella.

NFL Insight: Seahawks week 2 matchup vs. San Francisco 49ers

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brian Scott takes a look at the upcoming Week 2 2013 NFL matchup between our Hawks and the Colin Kaepernick led San Francisco 49ers. Early lines have the Seahawks by 3. After Seattle’s win over Carolina, there are several questions that will need to be addressed against a dangerous San Francisco squad. Will the Hawks be able to contain Kaep and will Russell Wilson get more time in the pocket?

Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers preview & Week 1 prediction

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Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell is back with his Week 1 preview, breakdown and prediction of the matchup between the Seahawks and the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers are trying to be a team on the rise in the weak NFC South, but the Seahawks are a team on the rise in the NFL. This one is a great test to see just how the Hawks will come out with the season opener on the road in the Eastern time zone. Definitely a thorn in the talons of these birds in the past.

Should the Seattle Seahawks have kept Antoine Winfield?

We barely knew you, Winfield.

NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger JD Burke takes a look at the the reasons why the brain trust of Pete Carroll & John Schneider released veteran offseason free agent Antoine Winfield. Last season Winfield only missed eight tackles playing in Minnesota’s nickel and dime packages, which are incredibly demanding of the nickelback/s in run defense. Surely he could have helped this D out right? For better or worse, the early returns are less than a day away. Can only hope they’re positive.

The fab five…Seahawks to watch in week 1 vs. Carolina

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NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger JD Burke takes a look at the five Hawks to keep an eye on – on Sunday vs. the Carolina Panthers in Week 1 2013 NFL action. JD says while the Panthers lack the necessary to depth to keep up with the Seahawks, their top-end talent is something to behold. Watch out for O’Brien Schofield, Russell Wilson, and Walter Thurmond. Read past the jump for a look at more important Seahawks heading into Sunday’s tilt.

Q&A…Seahawks week 1 matchup vs. Carolina Panthers

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brian Scott takes a look at the upcoming Week 1 2013 NFL matchup between our Hawks and the Cam Newton led Carolina Panthers. Early lines have the Seahawks by 3. I think they cover it easily. Brian’s biggest question. Can the Legion Of Boom contain Steve Smith? Brian says Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Walter Thurmond, Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman will have the WR’s from Carolina on lockdown.

Early Projections for Vancouver Canucks; 2013 Defense

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NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks blogger J.D. Burke weighs in the status of the Canucks defense. J.D. is hoping to get some new pairing out of the d-men this season. Inside is all the information you will need to make your own judgment’s as to who belongs where. With any luck, Tort’s will have himself a read on some fan comments to get a feel for his new team. How will Kevin Bieksa, Jason Garrison, Chris Tanev, Dan Hamhuis and others do in 2013?

Early betting odds & futures: 2013 BC Lions

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NWSB Insider, resident CFL betting expert and BC Lions’ blogger Dave B talks about the Lions’ odds at winning the Grey Cup in 2013. The BC Lions enter the 2013 CFL season in a familiar spot – as favorites to win the Grey Cup – and rightfully so. This is a team that won it all in 2011 and was the league’s best Regular Season team last year despite not getting a full year out of Travis Lulay

Mariners expectations for the month of June

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger gives you his M’s expectations for the month of June. It’s all about pitching. It is unreasonable to project that Felix Hernandez (5th in AL ERA) and Hisashi Iwakuma (2nd) will continue this torrid pace. Jeremy Bonderman will get the month to try to establish himself, but the Harang spot in the rotation may be up for grabs soon. Who will Tom Wilhelmsen be? The next Brandon League? Stay tuned.

Early betting odds & futures: 2013 Seattle Seahawks

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NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Seattle’s odds at winning the Super Bowl, winning the NFC Championship, and taking home the NFC West in 2013. Obviously there are some teams that you will feel safer betting on than other teams. And with us being northwesterners (or at least most of us) as well as you clicking on an article that is about the Seattle Seahawks, I’m going to safely assume you, at times, feel quite confident about the bets you put on Seattle.

Projecting Oregon’s 2013 offensive starters

Colt Lyerla is a beast. Photo: GoDucks.com

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his prediction of Oregon’s offensive starters in 2013. Though the Oregon Ducks’ 2013 college football campaign is still just about four months away, it’s time to start breaking down a team that could very well see themselves in the final BCS National Championship Game (thank the college football gods). Returning stars such as Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas obviously make it into the starting rotation but there are a few players who may be new to you.

End of season Canucks 2013 overachievers and underachievers

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac weighs in on the overachievers and underachievers in Van City for the end of the 2012/13 regular season. Jason Garrison was on the underachiever side of this list at the quarter season mark, but he made a superb turnaround. Alex Edler is the single most disappointing player that the Canucks have had to endure this season. David Booth could well be the victim of Vancouver’s buyout amnesty.