NWSB Insider and UW hoops writer Clinton Bell tells us his over and under achiever for the 2012/2013 University of Washington Huskies men’s basketball team. The easy, and even obvious choice for over achiever is CJ Wilcox. Leading the team in scoring, he was the man who needed to step up his game more than anybody else with the departures of Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross to the NBA after last season. Aziz N’Diaye is another overachiever.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens analyzes the five reasons he thinks the Seahawks got bounced early from the playoffs. Pete had some questionable calls during the game, but the biggest offender was not kicking the field goal on 4th and 1 at the 11. That would have at least put the Hawks on the board before halftime. Another one was Marshawn Lynch fumbling the ball. Nothing kills momentum more than a fumble. And that was Lynch’s second in two weeks.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke brings us a wish list of sorts, players who could be valid catching backups for the now limited role in Seattle. With the recent trade for Mike Morse, the M’s sent John Jaso to the Oakland A’s, leaving a whole behind the plate, while acquiring more unneeded 1B and OF personnel. Four names stood out to Jeff, and yes, one of them happens to be Miguel Olivo.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Bryan McFarlane tells us today that the Canucks are NOT just Vancouver’s team. The entire province of BC holds their collective breath when Van City takes the ice. The Canucks are our cultural glue. We all might disagree on political issues or world issues or the state of the economy, but we can all say in unity that we love our hockey. That Roberto Luongo should be traded or not…etc
The NWSB staff weighs in with their 2013 Vancouver Canucks season player and team predictions. Next up is blogger Richard Hodges. As always Richard is very honest. He points out the Canucks are the two-time reigning President’s Trophy champions and they have all that high-end talent and Roberto Luongo could return something very nice but this feels like a trap year to him.
NWSB gambling expert and fantasy sports afficionado Dave B weighs in with his 2013 Vancouver Canucks hockey pool breakdown and predictions. Dave B. is back and better than ever. If you consider yourself a fantasy hockey predictions expert you’ll want to read this article. Vancouver Canucks analysis of Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Zack Kassian, Jannik Hansen, Ryan Kesler, Kevin Bieksa, Alex Edler, and Cory Schneider is included.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “the Flying V” Vanstone tells us the Nucks have less than a week to prepare for the beginning of the regular season and will be moving quickly through a compressed training camp to round out a roster suitable for Saturday night’s home opener. Ready to bet? Cory Schneider faces 10-1 odds of winning the Vezina according to Play Now, edging out Mike Smith, Carey Price, and Ryan Miller.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks hockey gambling expert Dave B tells us the Vancouver Canucks 2013 Stanley Cup Championship Odds. He points out the Canucks have a ton to play for – even the oddsmakers feel they will emerge from the West! In the Cup Final, anything can happen – just ask the Boston Bruins! Big Questions include How long will Ryan Kesler be out? Can they finally get over that playoff hump?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke brings us the newest installment to the NWSB page, the 2013 M’s opening day lineup predictions. Dustin Ackley, Michael Saunders, Jason Bay, Jesus Montero, Felix Fernandez are some of the usual suspects. Where is Eric Thames? Read on to find out. Spring in the air, sunshine and the smell of sunflower seeds cover the field as the Seattle Mariners prepare for game 1 of 162.
The NWSB staff weighs in with their 2013 Vancouver Canucks season player and team predictions. First up is blogger Mitch Dyck. Who will lead the team in scoring? Henrik Sedin? Who will be the Canucks goalie for the playoffs? Cory Schneider. Top defenseman Dan Hamhuis. Our Vancouver sports staff weighs in with all the preseason Canucks projections you can handle…
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell tells us about the playoff divisional game for the Seahawks, a Sunday morning matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. No team is as hot right now as the Seahawks are. Coming in winning 6 in a row, and fresh off a road playoff win for the first time in 3 decades, are ready to take on the #1 seed Falcons. But, this is by far the best offense that the Hawks have faced in quite some time. Still, a win is predicted for the Seahawks.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “the Flying V” Vanstone weighs in with why he’s happy the 2013 NHL lockout is finally over. He says the tribulations of the latest labour dispute produced wonderful cultural explosions among hockey fans like #AssMode, @NHLPodium, and #DregerFace, but after a bitter winter without hockey fans had begun to feel hardcore hockey withdrawal. What will Mike Gillis do with Roberto Luongo?