Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. Dallas Stars Feb 22 matchup. Richard predicts Dale Weise drops the gloves with someone, Alex Edler bombs one home on the point and Alain Vigneault is disappointed with Vern Fiddler’s new knock-knock joke. For Dallas, Kari Lehtonen is still battling the groin injury he picked up last week.
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.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching for and delivers his winning game-day tips for the Blackhawks vs. Canucks game tonight. He says in order to win, the Canucks need to remember that there’s a time and place for everything and that this may not be the time to seek so called “vigilantly” justice. The defense in front of Roberto Luongo will have to be sharp tonight as well.
Our man Mitch D. one of our NWSB insiders and Canucks bloggers weighs in with his January 2013 edition of Nucks All Access..the plus & minus report. On the plus side. What a pleasant surprise Jordan Schroeder has been. He hasn’t been lighting it up, in fact he only has one point, but he’s been a solid player when called upon to play. Zack Kassian in seven games is leading the team in goals with five. Negative. Chris Higgins has been the biggest dud so far.
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.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching for and delivers his winning game-day tips for the Avalanche vs. Canucks game tonight. He expects the special teams to get running, to win the defensive battles and for Van City to score early and often. Jason Garrison hasn’t been able to hit the net, Alex Edler has struggled periodically. They must be better tonight. “Bring their A Games!”
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Monday night to the LA Kings. Richard says the Canucks have a reputation for diving, which is weird because they don’t have either Anze Kopitar or Dustin Brown. Why’d Van City lose? Aside from Alex Edler’s two goals in the first two games, he and Jason Garrison have been black holes of offence.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Bryan McFarlane tells us today what Van city needs to do to achieve early season success for 2013. For starters he says increase the physical play. This has been lacking from Vancouver hockey for years. There are always glimpses of a physical resurgence, but it’s never sustained for any length of time. The addition of Zack Kassian last season was a great step in the right direction. Alex Edler and Kevin Bieksa can help here.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Wednesday night in a shootout over the Calgary Flames. Cory Schneider yielded five goals on 14 shots in a season-opening loss to Anaheim on Saturday. Recalled from Chicago of the American Hockey League on Tuesday, 2009 first-round pick C Jordan Schroeder had 19 shifts in his NHL debut.
Richard Hodges previews the Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks Jan. 23 matchup. The key matchup Richard is watching is between the pair of first-round rookies in Jordan Schroeder and Sven Baertschi. Schroeder got the call up earlier this week after an impressive Canucks camp, and looks to finally have a chance to prove himself at the NHL level. The Canucks will go back to Cory Schneider, he of the 11.11 GAA and .643 sv pct.
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.