Sure are a lot of Italians on the Canucks these days!

Canucks Team Italy

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Richard Hodges brings us a very important article today. He’s asking the question nobody in Vancouver seems to want to answer. Why are there so many Italians walking into Rogers Arena these days and finding their names on the roster of the Vancouver Canucks? Frank Corrado, Ben Ferriero. Brandon DeFazio. Mike Santorelli. Even the retention of Roberto Luongo. Last year we had Steve Pinizzotto, and Aaron Volpatti as well. Viva Italia!

Canucks announce Ryan Kesler out weeks with fractured foot

kesler canucks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger tells us the Nucks announced Wednesday afternoon that forward Ryan Kesler will be out several weeks with a fracture in his foot. He asks is one month enough time for the Canucks to come together as a championship calibre team, or will Mike Gillis elect to acquire another forward to advance his team’s chances of Stanley Cup glory?

Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks: Nucks got Shark attack’d

Volpatti fight vs Sharks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Sunday night to the San Jose Sharks. Jordan Schroeder was flying in San Jose, playing well and coming close a few times to scoring his first of his career. The Alex Burrows at centre experiment paid off when he immediately started a ruckus by jawing with Logan Couture and letting Ryan Clowe get involved.

Safe to say this wasn’t a part of “the Canucks 2013 plan”

Canucks vs. Kings

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck reports today on the news going on in Nucks land after 2 games of the 2013 shortened season. The downside. Andrew Ebbett. For Mitch Ebbett has been non-existent, both at five-on-five and on the power play. He’s a -1 and has no shots on goal. Mitch thinks its early but says we got to see a little bit of what Zack Kassian can bring to the table.

The Canucks re-signed Dale Weise. Is this a good thing?

Dale Weise

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Reggie Gill weighs in with his ananlysis of the current news of the day. Oft used winger Dale Weise has a new contract for 2012/13 with the Canucks. Re-signing Weise, is putting a guy back in the line-up who has played with the big boys, and knows what will be expected out of him. He’s 6’2″ and 210 pounds, so he fits into that “get bigger” mentality of GM Gillis.

The Canucks post-season quandary – Is this what 1995 felt like?

daniel sedin canucks

NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks writer Richard Hodges chimes in with his off-season analysis. He says to make another cup run the Canucks brass need to probably take a good hard look at finding someone who can score a goal or two or at the least, AND set up Ryan Kesler and David Booth with some regularity. He says Mason Raymond is an easy answer to who should NOT be back in 2012/13.

BC boys I would love to see on the Vancouver Canucks

Homegrown Canucks Shea Weber

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac weighs in with on British Columbia born hockey players he’d love to see in a Vancouver Canucks uniform one day. It will probably never happen for any of them but its fine to think about it isn’t it? Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jamie Benn, Shea Weber, Milan Lucic, and Evander Kane all make the list.

State Of The Canucks – Weekly Notebook | December 15

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Wednesday Head Coach Alain Vigneault and big talker Kevin Bieksa shot back at Dave Bolland, backing up Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin and their supreme talent. Cody Hodgson was hit hard by Nick Foligno in Saturday’s game against the Senators.

Rational and Irrational Anger: Riley’s Rants and Raves

David Stern

Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. This week, things that bother him about the Canucks, Roberto Luongo, Cory Schneider and the goaltending convtroversy, Aaron Volpatti and David Booth injuries, The NBA, namely the Chris Paul and the LA Lakers, and Sidney Crosby, his Elbow, and the reaction.

State Of The Canucks – Weekly Notebook | December 8

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Roberto Luongo appears to be alright after taking a puck in the throat off the stick Gabriel Landeskog Tuesday. David Booth will miss four to six weeks after getting caught with a knee-on-knee hit. An MRI showed a labrum tear in Aaron Volpatti’s shoulder, he’s done for the year.

Canucks walking wounded continues: Volpatti out, Weise in

Aaron Volpatti

Vancouver Canucks blogger Riley Trottier weighs in with his thoughts on the walking wounded. The Canucks injury report. One more player has been added this week with the announcement Sunday morning that forward Aaron Volpatti will be out 4-6 months because he requires shoulder surgery. Enter Dale Weise, again.

Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks Blog: Love’ Em & Hate’ Em

Maple Leafs vs. Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss to the Nashville Predators. Mike Fisher’s game-winning goal with about 75 seconds left was the quintessential gut-puncher When Dan Hamhuis hit the post with the Canucks up 5-3, did anyone realize how crucial that play would turn out to be?

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