How the BC Lions will look to Roar in the Free Agent market

Mark Dewit Stampeders

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his wish list for Wally Buono in this years free agency signing period. As Phil recalls, defense was excellent this past year, but what needs a big dose of retooling this year is the offense. With a mix of trades, releases, and poor play, the Lions are in need of a new look offense, starting with the line. Phil has his eyes on a couple non-import veterans from the Riders, and Stamps. There are a few WR’s available that Phil likes as well, and he would like to see Buono go out and get another QB either via trade, or free agency.

BC Lions Roster Update: Moving Day in the den

Mike Reilly

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater updates us today on the Leo’s roster after the Mike Reilly trade today made by Wally Buono. The mastermind GM behind the Lions franchise. Phil says the Leo’s must lock up Shawn Gore. He is the next real deal. A Mr. Everything for the Lions Offense as he is the possession receiver, a threat at every range and can be lined up inside or flexed out wide.

Five things I hate about the Lions’ Geroy Simon trade

Geroy Simon Roughriders

New NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Bryan McFarlane gives us his five biggest reasons why he hates the Geroy Simon trade to the Roughriders. First off, green is clearly not his favorite colour, and Riders green is even worse. Green is the colour of envy, not the colour suitable for Superman. Plus the fact that the Lions got absolutely no value in the trade in return. The leagues best WR of all time gets traded for nothing in return is enough to make anybody’s blood boil.

Superman has left the building…BC thanks you for the memories Geroy Simon!

Geroy Simon

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater reacts today to possibly the biggest CFL trade in the history of the league. Geroy Simon is OUT of Vancouver. Traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Phil wishes to express his gratitude and appreciation to Mr. Simon. Time will tell how this trade will play out in the end but for the circumstances involved Phil believes GM Wally Buono played this masterfully.

What the Canucks mean to British Columbians province-wide

Chris Higgins

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Bryan McFarlane tells us today that the Canucks are NOT just Vancouver’s team. The entire province of BC holds their collective breath when Van City takes the ice. The Canucks are our cultural glue. We all might disagree on political issues or world issues or the state of the economy, but we can all say in unity that we love our hockey. That Roberto Luongo should be traded or not…etc

NCAA Hoops: Gonzaga’s unknown big man – Kelly Olynyk

Kelly Oylnyk Gonzaga

NWSB Insider Steve Lee brings us another addition to the Northwest Player Profile section of the NWSB. This time he tells us all about BC’s very own Kelly Olynyk, a 7 footer playing ball at Gonzaga.
During his first couple of years playing behind Robert Sacre, Olynyk didn’t see too many minutes, but now that he is the go to guy in the middle, he has stepped up his game.

Three big reasons the Lions didn’t repeat as CFL champs

Travis Lulay

New NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Bryan McFarlane gives us his reasoning behind why the BC Lions in the 2012 Grey Cup would have made for a much greater challenge for the Toronto Argos. He points out Travis Lulay is the leader of the Lions. There is no denying or doubting that. But he spent the end of the season nursing an injury and saw little meaningful game reps heading into the postseason.

Five Reasons the B.C. Lions will win the 100th Grey Cup

Travis Lulay

New NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Bryan McFarlane gives us his fearless prediction as to why the BC Lions will win the 2012 Grey Cup. The Leos have the league’s sack leader Keron Williams, and standout Adam Bighill, who finished second in the CFL in tackles and fourth in sacks. But it is far from a two-man show on B.C.’s stingy defense. Another reason. The West Final. The B.C. Lions lost just one game in the comfort of their own home this season.

Under the dome – BC Lions QB Mike Reilly in the spotlight

The student Mike Reilly helped the Lions clinch a playoff berth for the Grey Cup Playoffs

BC Lions Insider and northwest sports blogger Steve Lee brings us a good piece on the Leo’s Mike Reilly today. As a lifelong professional backup QB, it’s never easy coming in for a starter that has your team on the verge of a playoff bert, but Mike Reilly did just that for the Lions against Edmonton. He may start next game against Calgary as well. C’mon and roar you Lions roar.

“Under The Dome” – B.C. Lions SB/R Geroy Simon in the spotlight

Geroy Simon

BC Lions Insider and northwest sports blogger Steve Lee brings us a good piece on the Leo’s Geroy Simon today. Missing his first game in four years last weekend, Simon took to mentoring and supporting his receiving core crew, while at the same time giving the club and fans a small glimpse of what the team may be in for when “Superman” decides to finally hang up his cape. C’mon and roar you Lions roar.

“Under The Dome” – B.C. Lions LB Adam Bighill in the spotlight

Adam Bighill BC Lions

BC Lions Insider and northwest sports blogger Steve Lee brings us a good piece on the Leo’s Adam Bighill today. Bighill is pacing the Leo’s defense in just his second season with the Lions. He has taken the role of filling the gigantic shoes of Solomon Elimimian, a role in which he already finds himself not only leading the club with 45 tackles. C’mon and roar you Lions roar.

“Under The Dome” – B.C. Lions RB Andrew Harris in the spotlight

Andrew Harris

BC Lions Insider and northwest sports blogger Steve Lee brings us a good piece on the Leo’s Andrew Harris today. Starting the 2012 season fully embedded in the starting lineup, Harris has not disappointed. With the Lions currently in a three way battle for first place in the West, the Winnipeg native sits just 25 yards being the rushing/receiving leader Brandon Whitaker. C’mon and roar you Lions roar.

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