NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges takes the opportunity to introduce Canucks fans to Marc-Andre Gragnani. The defenseman acquired in the Cody Hodgson deal with Buffalo. His defensive game is rather limited but at 24, Gragnani only has 61 NHL regular season games under his belt, 46 of them this year where he has a respectable 16 points.
NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. David Van Der Gulik is an Abbotsford born and bred hockey player who’s spent more time in the minors than he would have liked at this point in his career. He currently is part of the Colorado Avalanche organization but was once a member of the Calgary Flames and their AHL Affiliate, the Abbostsford Heat.
NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Colton Gillies has hockey in his blood after his uncle Clark Gillies made the family proud by being voted into the NHL Hall of Fame. Gillies started off on the inept Saskatoon Blades but showed enough promise for the Minnesota Wild to call him in. Since then, he has joined the Columbus Blue Jackets in Ohio.
Josh Hall recently had a NWSB exclusive twitterview with Chicago Wolves goaltender Eddlie Lack. As of February 10th, 2012, Lack has a 2011-12 record of 12-11-5 in a starting role ahead of Matt Climie. He has played in 27 of 47 games this season leading the Wolves to 5th spot in the Western Conference. Eddie very recently set up a twitter account, the next step could be him in Vancouver Canucks uniform.
Richard Hodges puts future Vancouver Canucks hopeful defenseman Kevin Cannauton under the spotlight. In 2012 Connauton has shown signs of taking his game to the next level under the watchful eye of Craig MacTavish, an AHL coach with a luxury of NHL experience. It appears Kevin is a kid with that raw skill set, and a highly intelligent and determined player.
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks matchup preview. Tuesday 7:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. Even the Canucks should be able to handle the lowly Oilers in this matchup. Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler and Cody Hodgson will need to make a difference in this one. With 13 goals, CoHo is tied for 3rd in team goal scoring with Kesler and Jannik Hansen.
NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Chuck Kobasew started his career at Boston College of American Collegiate Hockey. This was only before being named MVP of the Frozen Four Tournament and going on to play in the WHL with the Kelowna Rockets. He was eventually chosen by the Calgary Flames 14th overall in the NHL Draft and now calls Denver, Colorado home with the Avalanche of the NHL.
NWSB insider Dave B brings us another Northwest Athlete Profile, following Zach Hamill. Hamill quickly caught on with the Everett Silvertips of the WHL where he caught fire. After representing his country in many competitions for Team Canada, he was selected 8th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins. He played for the minor league team affiliate, the Providence Bruins.
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, namely Ryan Kesler. Plus his take on the Talk of another potential lockout. Just thinking about this brings his blood pressure to dangerous levels.