NWSB Blogger Dave B. checks in this time with a Northwest Athlete Profile of none other than Cam Neely. Vancouver Canucks fans won’t soon forget the haunting affects that the Neely trade has had on the editions of the Canucks since. The trade’s ripples still echo to this day as the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup to Neely’s now Boston Bruins last June.
NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Richard Hodges tells us the Canucks may have the division and the number two seed locked up but St Louis could be a very very frightening team to face in the West finals, 7-2-1 in their last 10, and would you not want to at least take a shot at wrestling home ice advantage?
NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall adds another into the Birthday Presents column as Cory Schneider celebrates his 26th this Sunday, March 18th. With Cory likely being gone from the Vancouver scene come July 1, 2012, will these birthday gifts be more like going away gifts? Hint. He seems to really love the vintage look and also mooses/meese. Check it out peeps.
NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider usual preview isn’t so usual this time. With the trade for Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani from the Buffalo Sabres and of Cody Hodgson’s return Saturday night on Hockey Night In Canada, Josh delves into the most controversial topic in Vancouver Canucks nation as we speak. What was Mike Gillis thinking is what Josh asks. What can you do to show your disdain towards the trade?
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us the 2012 NHL trade deadline day was slow to start and then a blockbuster deal that was easily the biggest of the day and sparked reaction not seen in a very long time in Vancouver happened. And Canucks nation was mad at Mike Gillis. If Zack Kassian becomes more Todd Bertuzzi than Taylor Pyatt this deal could be a whole lot easier to swallow.
Managing Editor at NWSB and Vancouver Canucks blogger “Q” tells us today the Canucks have acquired big hulking Candian junior team player Zack Kassian from the Buffalo Sabres and defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani. In exchange the Canucks give up Alex Sulzer a defenseman currently with the Chicago Wolves and third line center Cody Hodgson. Who won this trade folks?
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin Vanstone the Flying-V tells us some sad news out of Vancouver today. In the latest exhibit of hockey-oriented idiocy, this week an individual chose to write obscenities on the Church that Vancouver native and Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley cup hero Milan Lucic and his family call home. Stay classy Vancouver. Would Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin approve of this stupidity?
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges goes in depth on relative Canucks newcomer Byron Bitz. He’s probably not going to win the Conn Smythe (probably, you never know), but Bitz is a very nice piece indeed to add to the team free of charge and possesses a lot of traits the Canucks may have been looking for at the deadline.
USA President Barak Obama has never been to a Washington Capitals game, or a Chicago Blackhawks game, and judging by the Boston Bruins visit, he had clearly had no idea who any of them were. Yet Tim Thomas found the need to not show up at the White House. The Vancouver Canucks Cory Schneider had some choice words for the Bruins netminder.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Josh Hall reports on the news from the NHL today that Vancouver Canucks forward Cody Hodgson has been named the January 2012 NHL Rookie of the Month. Hodgson, who turns 22 in just over two weeks time, led all rookies in scoring with 10 points (six goals, four assists) in 11 games. He edged Philadelphia Flyers forwards Sean Couturier and Matt Read for votes.
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. Bruins vs. Canucks smacktalk of course. Tim Thomas. It’s not about honoring President Barak Obama, its about honoring the President of the United States. This was both stupid and pointless.
NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Milan Lucic is a tough NHL’er who scratched and clawed his way to the Boston Bruins lineup. It all started after he was passed up in the WHL Bantam Draft, but that motivated him even more to join the Coquitlam Express via the Junior B Delta Ice Hawks. From there, he rose to the level he is at today…the NHL.