NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks blogger J.D. Burke weighs in the status of the Canucks defense. J.D. is hoping to get some new pairing out of the d-men this season. Inside is all the information you will need to make your own judgment’s as to who belongs where. With any luck, Tort’s will have himself a read on some fan comments to get a feel for his new team. How will Kevin Bieksa, Jason Garrison, Chris Tanev, Dan Hamhuis and others do in 2013?
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Andrew Deutschmann provides us with the top 5 players he would like to see the Canucks part ways with this off season. Number one is obviously Roberto Luongo. Paying him to split time with Cory Schneider is just ridiculous. Let him go on to another team and get on with his life. This has dragged out long enough not only for management, and Luongo, but for the fans as well.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Bryan McFarlane weighs in with his Nucks three stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers from January 27th – Feb 3rd during the Canucks 2013 campaign. Roberto Luongo, Alexander Edler and Zack Kassian make Bryan’s list. The kid Kassian continues to impress. He is proving his worth in town by being that physical force Vancouver so desperately lacked.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck makes some 2013 fearless predictions for our Vancouver Canucks. Mitch thinks the reign is over, the Canucks won’t capture a third straight President’s Trophy. He thinks Zack Kassian has the potential to play more minutes in Vancouver if he can stay consistent and play his game effectively. He thinks Jordan Schroeder may be undersized but he feels like he’ll have a good camp.
NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on a NHL trade rumor he’s drumming up. Stop thinking about Roberto Luongo he says. Focus instead on an Alex Edler for Bobby Ryan type trade. The Ducks don’t know what to do with him. Ryan’s big, he has great puck skill and he could be that big right handed winger for the Henrik Sedin & Daniel Sedin.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Reggie Gill weighs in with his ananlysis of the current situation brewing in the NHL 2012 Free Agency headlines. Mainly the news surrounding the Minnesota Wild grabbing Ryan Suter and Zach Parise this week in a HUGE Transaction for them. The NHL’s northwest division just got tougher. Do the Canucks plan to go after Dan Hamhuis’ former teammate Shea Weber from Nashville now?
Vancouver Canucks blogger Carolyn Smith breaks down the reasons why she thinks Canucks rookie forward Cody Hodgson is studworthy. For starters, Being named one of 12 rookies to participate in the 2012 All-Star game in Ottawa is a high honour. He’s been through the ringer, last season, Hodgson was called up to the NHL and sent back to the AHL several times. It built toughness.
Vancouver Canucks hockey blogger looks indepth at the play of defenseman Alexander Edler. The early reviews look good. Following the road game in LA, Edler has scored an impressive 16 points in 16 games and is currently tied for first place in NHL defensemen scoring alongside Marc-Andre Bergeron of the Lightning.