Dave B. Profiles one of the classiest hockey players of all time, Joe Sakic. The Burnaby born and bred sniper played 20 seasons and now has his number retired by the Colorado Avalanche, the organization he spent his entire career with, including the first few with the Quebec Nordiques. He remains part of the NHL landscape today as Executive Advisor and Alternate Governor for the Avs.
NWSB Blogger Dave B. checks in this time with a Northwest Athlete Profile of none other than Vancouver BC major leaguer Justin Morneau. He became the first Canadian to win the AL MVP award, and the second Canadian to win a major league MVP award (Larry Walker was the first, having won the NL MVP Award in 1997; Walker and Morneau were joined in 2010 by Joey Votto).
Northwest Sports Beat basketball insider Steve Lee takes the NBA All Star Dunk Contest to town saying it’s watered down WWE Wrestling. Just kidding, but he does liken it to the all hype, no fun Wrestlemania. Who won? Who will we see from the past? Check it oooout!
Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. What makes him angry about the Canucks and NHL this week? Where does he begin. Keith Ballard. Mike Gillis must trade him NOW. The 2012 NHL All Star game is frustrating as all heck to watch. The Sidney Crosby injury saga. The list goes on.
Richard Hodges weighs in with his 2012 NHL all star game Vancouver Canucks edition – recap. Sunday night was the All-Star game itself and the Sedins were all over the night, starting with Henrik flashing a Rick Rypien mindcheck.ca shirt pre-game. Cody Hodgson found himself on Zdeno Chara’s team thanks to a coin toss that went horribly, horribly wrong.
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Tuesday Chicago Blackhawks vs. Canucks matchup preview. Tuesday 7:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. Fight night? Unlikely. Dan Carcillo being out for the season with a knee injury and Dale Weise and Keith Ballard won’t know who to drop them with. Patrick Kane vs. Ryan Kesler should be a good tilt though.
Vancouver Canucks hockey blogger C-Mac tells us with the 2012 NHL all star game coming up in Ottawa this weekend for the brothers Sedin, there is not much of a gain in showing up in Ottawa. Going back to the 2010 Olympics, and the 2011 NHL playoff run, Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin have played an awful lot of hockey. Alex Edler and Cody Hodgson also make the trip.
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.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Carolyn Smith reports on the twins Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin, who have led the team to the best record in the Western Conference, and headline the list of players added to the pool for the All-Star Game set for later this month in Ottawa. Alex Edler, and Cody Hodgson will also be attending their first all star games…
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday morning. The former Blackhawk Brian Campbell was a thorn in the side of Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin all night. With Andrew Ebbett out with his broken collarbone, the depth chart spinner landed in Mike Duco to make his debut with the Canucks