NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke takes a look at the rumours surrounding the Vancouver Canucks interest in Ryan O’Reilly, and whether they can acquire him or not. The bidding war, contract, and viability of such a move are all looked at in-depth. The package would likely include one of the Canucks young prospects, like Gaunce or Nicklas Jensen, and maybe even a mid-round draft pick.
NWSB Blogger Dave B. checks in this time with a Northwest Athlete Profile on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Stephan Elliot. He had his NHL debut on November 25th 2011 – he would score his first NHL goals a day later against Devan Dubnyk of the Edmonton Oilers. He continues to be a bright future star on the Colorado Avalanche roster.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer Josh Hall lays down the bottom line on what the Canucks need to do to get back on track. He’s insistent the Hockey Gods have something to do with it. Ryan Kesler and Henrik Sedin need to improve their attitudes and Cody Hodgson deserves more respect from his coach. Puck Drop is 7pm Wednesday on Sportsnet Pacific.
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Saturday Vancouver Canucks vs. Colorado Avalanche matchup preview. Saturday at 12:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. Daniel Sedin, Ryan Kesler, Henrik Sedin, Alex Burrows, Alex Edler, David Booth, Mason Raymond, Roberto Luongo and/or Cory Schneider it’s time to STEP Up. Lay a beatdown on the Avs. Sincerely, Canucks nation.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges points out there have been few rivalries in the NHL over the past few years that can compete with the bad blood brewed between the Vancouver Canucks and their most hated opponents. The Bruins vs. Canucks and Milan Lucic and Ryan Kesler is a matchup he wants to see more often.
Our gal on the Vancouver sports scene Carolyn Smith weighs in on the NHL’s headshot debate. The issue of hits to the head deserves all the news coverage it gets, and should continue to be discussed in the NHL – brain damage is a serious thing…