NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching for and delivers his winning gameday tips for the Canucks vs. BlueJackets game Tuesday night. If this feels like deja-vu…it is. They played last Thursday. He says the Canucks are hoping that the injection of Andrew Ebbett will help the team and their scoring woes. They’re facing a Bluejackets team that is red hot and looking to extend their five game winning streak.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger tells us the Nucks announced Wednesday afternoon that forward Ryan Kesler will be out several weeks with a fracture in his foot. He asks is one month enough time for the Canucks to come together as a championship calibre team, or will Mike Gillis elect to acquire another forward to advance his team’s chances of Stanley Cup glory?
Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks Feb 19 matchup. Richard points out the Canucks Andrew Ebbett is on waivers which means that he’ll be abandoned by his large family in Chicago quite like Kevin McAllister was in Home Alone. His demotion means that David Booth is back and that Jordan Schroeder is becoming a regular NHL player.
Richard Hodges previews the Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks Feb 12 matchup. Richard points out the Canucks Henrik Sedin will have a lot of eyes on him tonight as the captain is just one point behind Markus Naslund for all-time franchise leader in points. The Canucks have scored four goals in each of their last two games after doing so once in their first nine contests.
Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. Anaheim Ducks Jan. 25 matchup. The key notes from Richard tonight. Manny Malhotra is celebrating the birth of a baby boy last night in Vancouver and will miss the game. Andrew Ebbett will replace him and Manny will back for Sunday’s tilt against the Sharks. Henrik Sedin ties Stan Smyl for second all-time on the Canucks’ games played list at 896.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck reports today on the news that the VanCity Canucks are on the road for the first time this season. It’s the California swing. Three games in four night. Coming off his first win of the season against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night, Cory Schneider will get his first consecutive starts of the season. Manny Malhotra is home with his new child, Andrew Ebbett slots in on the wing on the 4th line.
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.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck reports today on the news that we’ve learned Canucks winger David Booth will be out 4-6 weeks with a groin strain suffered at 2013 training camp. Coach Alain Vigneault also stated the injury wasn’t due to lack of training, but rather over training on Booth’s part. Now, either Mike Gillis rushes and makes a trade, or the more likely option is that there is some internal competition.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with some analysis of what he thinks Jordan Schroeder’s chances are for sticking with the big club come the 2013 regular season facing off. He points out initial reports out of camp have Jordan a bundle of nerves, gripping his stick tightly, making mistakes in drills and getting pushed around by Andrew Alberts.
The NWSB staff weighs in with their 2013 Vancouver Canucks season lineup prognostications and team roster predictions. First up Mitch says Ryan Kesler is still rehabbing from two off-season surgeries, and we’re going to see a big hole to start the year down the middle on the second line. Andrew Ebbett, and Jordan Schroeder are competing for the spot. We know Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin and Alex Burrows will man the top line.
NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac chimes in with his off-season analysis. He weighs in on the Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo goaltending situation. Roberto Luongo had a huge part in turning around the Canucks fortunes, and he remains a goaltender of jaw dropping ability at times, but there is too much bad blood between him and certain sections of the fans and media says Cmac.