Alex Edler and the spinning wheel of justice

Alex Edler was suspended for a hit yesterday. (Christian Peterson/Vancouver Sun)

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger C-Mac talks about Vancouver’s woes with officiating lately. After not appearing to deliver THAT illegal of a hit, Alex Edler was suspended in a shocking turn of events that made Canucks fans resent referees even further. This troubling inconsistency in what constitutes an offense and the ‘pick ‘em out of a hat suspension length’ is what drives coaches and players crazy.

Canucks vs Dallas Stars equal D-light

Higgins vs. Dallas

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win versus the Dallas Stars. Richard points out you had to love Jason Garrison’s goal where he took a quick shot that devastated Antoine Roussel and allowed him to tee up a blast from the point like he was at the driving range. Also It was plainly obvious on the Stars’ third goal that Ryan Kesler is not yet back to Selke calibre.

St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks Game 13 notes, prediction & tweets!

Blues vs. Canucks

Richard Hodges previews the St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks Feb 17 matchup. Richard points out the Canucks Ryan Kesler has been medically cleared to play hockey and could return to the lineup tonight. With Manny Malhotra gone, they’ll need Kesler’s faceoff prowess back fast. Meanwhile in goaltending, Cory Schneider will get between the pipes tonight. Roberto Luongo will sit on the bench. Wondering what if.

Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks Game 13 notes, prediction & tweets!

Identical contracts, identical twins… but definitely not identical players.

Richard Hodges previews the Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks Feb 15 matchup. Richard points out the Canucks Ryan Kesler has been medically cleared to play hockey and could return to the lineup tonight. With Manny Malhotra gone, they’ll need Kesler’s faceoff prowess back fast. Meanwhile in goaltending, Cory Schneider will get between the pipes tonight. Roberto Luongo will sit on the bench. Wondering what if.

Canucks Gameday: What the Canucks need to do to beat the Stars

Ryan Kesler Vancouver Canucks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching for and delivers his winning gameday tips for the Stars vs. Canucks game Friday night. He says in order to win, the Canucks must contain Jaromir Jagr, don’t let him have too much time. And the Canucks are 5-1-1 this season at home, plus they get Ryan Kesler back. Hello Aaron Rome as well.

Goodbye Salo and Rome; Hello Jason Garrison and…Derek Joslin?

Marchand Salo

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his thoughts on the player movement this week coming out of Mike Gillis’ office in Vancouver. Gone are longtime d-man Sami Salo, a warrior in Van City for 8+ years. Also Alain Vigneault favorite Aaron Rome. In are hometown boy Jason Garrison and we’re also now hearing ex-Hurricanes D/FW Derek Joslin could be next.

Welcome to Vancouver Jason Garrison…acquired via free agency from Florida

Jason Garrison

NWSB Managing editor “Q” tells us on the first day of 2012 NHL Free Agency the Vancouver Canucks survived and made it thru losing Sami Salo and Aaron Rome to land Jason Garrison via free agency from the Florida Panthers on Sunday. The 6’2”, 220-pound undrafted defenceman from White Rock BC was signed by the Panthers in 2008 after three seasons with the University of Minnesota Duluth of the WCHA.

It’s a lock folks! Justin Schultz will pick the Vancouver Canucks

Justin Schultz

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his ananlysis of the Justin Schultz NHL free agency situation. He’s 21, can’t make more than $925,000 on his entry level contract. The Canucks are simply his best shot to win the cup, all other factors aside. The rumoured favourites for Schultz’s services are the, the Oilers, the Blackhawks, the Rangers, and the Maple Leafs.

No contracts forthcoming for Canucks’ Rome, Oreskovich & Ebbett

Aaron Rome

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Reggie Gill weighs in with his ananlysis of the current crop of Canuck free agent hockey players that did not have contracts qualified and therefore will be free agents come July 1st 2012. Aaron Rome figures to be the one who’s presence will be missed the most. Andrew Ebbett a role player and Victor Oreskovich a guy never able to realize his potential.

Top 10 Vancouver Canucks 2011-2012 moments in time Part 2

Canucks vs. Bruins

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges, who proclaims he is on permanent vacation has taken a break from lounging on the beach aka his deck to bring us some of the most heartwarming and goofiest moments of the past season for our beloved Vancouver Canucks. Here then are moments 5 to 1. The Duncan Keith hit, the battle in Boston, the Zack Kassian for Cody Hodgson trade and more…

Top 10 Vancouver Canucks 2011-2012 moments in time Part 1

Alain Vigneault was relieved of his duties by the Canucks on Wednesday.

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges, who proclaims he is on permanent vacation has taken a break from lounging on the beach aka his deck to bring us some of the most heartwarming and goofiest moments of the past season for our beloved Vancouver Canucks. Kevin Bieksa’s bum will never be the same. The weirdest rivalry of the year was the one between Vern Fiddler and Kevin Bieksa. Wait what…

Vancouver Canucks 2012 off-season: C-Mac answers five key post-season questions

Aaron Rome

NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac chimes in with his off-season analysis. He weighs in on the Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo goaltending situation. Roberto Luongo had a huge part in turning around the Canucks fortunes, and he remains a goaltender of jaw dropping ability at times, but there is too much bad blood between him and certain sections of the fans and media says Cmac.

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