ICYMI The Vancouver Canucks won! I’m serious! They did!

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges give you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Vancouver’s win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in a shootout. Whatever Mason Raymond did in the shootout worked. But man was it ugly. Was it legal? Richard doesn’t even care. It went in he says. The game’s first highlight was David Booth laying out Matt Calvert. Nice way to start the game.

ICYMI Canucks lose another! This time to the Wild

Vancouver will be looking for redemption against the Wild.

Waving the White Towel Yikes. After all these underwhelming games, the Canucks blew another chance to right the ship and take two points out a hockey game. Instead, the Minnesota debacle felt almost like the culmination of the creeping habits that had been plaguing the Canucks. Halfway through the year the Canucks are struggling to […]

ICYMI Los Angeles Kings vs. Canucks love ‘em & hate ‘em style

Jims Hughson and Robson were in the house, as were the Los Angeles Kings. Anything else?

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss Saturday night between the LA Kings and Vancouver Canucks. After a strong start to the year, Keith Ballard is back in the press box as a healthy scratch. It’s confounding. The Canucks looks like they need a little something extra to put themselves ahead of the pack in the west. Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider will be relied on bigtime coming up.

Phoenix Coyotes vs. Canucks: A howling bad performance

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Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss Tuesday night between the Phoenix Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks. The Coyotes boring style, as Richard puts it, lulled the Canucks high powered offense to sleep, as the Nucks mustered 31 shots on Mike Smith, but only could net two of them.

Canucks vs Detroit Red Wings…yeesh that was ugly

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Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss Sunday afternoon to the Detroit Red Wings. Richard points out Canucks fans didn’t take this game well, lamenting the defensive zone coverage, Roberto Luongo’s play and the general futility of even trying for the rest of the year. Nice to see after his reckless run at Chris Tanev, Zack Kassian decided to beat up Jordin Tootoo. Nice.

Canucks vs Dallas Stars equal D-light

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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.

Canucks video: Henrik Sedin takes franchise lead on historic night

I bet the Sedins to a bit of celebrating tonight against the Oilers.

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger the Flying V weighs in with his pick for the NWSB Canucks goal of the week. With the Canucks cruising on a six-game win streak heading into Friday’s game against the Stars, all eyes were on Henrik Sedin as he approached the franchise points lead.

Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild: Taming the Wild

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Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Thursday night over the Wild. Richard says for everyone using the most recent game to stir the goaltending pot, you should probably stop. The Canucks are in no hurry to solve this issue. Cory Schneider & Roberto Luongo are the real deal, and playing great.

2014 Olympics: Van City snubbed for Sochi

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger points out that so far, no Canucks names have been included in Team Canada’s 2014 Olympic roster. Now, the Bartender thinks that is a travesty. We all know that Roberto Luongo deserves to be between the pipes in Russia, but Phil also thinks that Alex Burrows and Dan Hamhuis deserve to get at least a tryout for the team.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Canucks: Hawks down but not out

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Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Friday night over the Blackhawks. Richard says this game highlights what a coin toss joke they are. You take a close game with this rivalry and let it be decided by an individual competition. Aside from Duncan Keith, all eyes were on Roberto Luongo making his third straight start against the team that haunts him.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Canucks: Vancouver boy nets the game winner!

Roberto Luongo

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Wednesday night over the Avalanche. Richard says we’re going to turn this into a goaltending controversy. Roberto Luongo vs. Cory Schneider is going to make a major distraction. There’s going to be a lot of uncertainty until this is settled. What exactly do Alain Vigneault and Mike Gillis have up their sleeves? We’ll know eventually.

Canucks under the microscope: Jordan Schroeder

Jordan Schroeder

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in today on how rookie center Jordan Schroeder is doing after 4-5 games of 2013 NHL action. The Canucks and more importantly Alain Vigneault have really let Schroeder get his feet wet so far this season. The Return of Ryan Kesler and David Booth could change his icetime, but we have no idea when to expect those two back. The roster will be interesting moving forward.

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