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.
NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Chuck Kobasew started his career at Boston College of American Collegiate Hockey. This was only before being named MVP of the Frozen Four Tournament and going on to play in the WHL with the Kelowna Rockets. He was eventually chosen by the Calgary Flames 14th overall in the NHL Draft and now calls Denver, Colorado home with the Avalanche of the NHL.
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Satuday San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks matchup preview. 7:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. The Canucks haven’t been playing the best hockey of the 2011/12 season but there have been some exceptional performances from the likes of Roberto Luongo and Cody Hodgson. Joe Thornton and the Sharks visit Rogers Arena on Saturday night.
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 Carolyn Smith tells us a video explanation released by Brendan Shanahan outlines that this play was not considered instinctive or reactionary in defense, and that Brad Marchand had the decision to deliver a shoulder-to-shoulder hit and chose not to on Sami Salo.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges points out theres five very good reasons for the Canucks to want to see revenge on Marchand. As important as Sami Salo’s reputation is in this whole thing, it’s important to remember too that Brad Marchand isn’t some innocent choir boy on his way home from School. Brandon Shanahan explains in the ever so helpful and ever so on-point NHL video
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday morning. Brad Marchand earned a clipping major and a game misconduct for a low hit on Canucks defenseman Sami Salo. David Krejci scored early in the third for Boston. Cody Hodgson scored the game winner. Cory Schneider got the win.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us one of the lasting, iconic images of the Stanley Cup Final was Brad Marchand using Daniel Sedin as a speedbag. To that end, here are five helpful suggestions for Daniel Sedin to extract revenge on Brad Marchand. For starters he should Make Fun Of His Nose.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Josh Hall tells us we all hate the Bruins here on the west coast and in Vancouver after last years 2011 Stanley Cup finals. So why not mock them by comparing them to TV Show characters he asks. Milan Lucic is Bluto, Tim Thomas is Peter Griffin from Family Guy, Zdeno Chara is Robert Barone from Everybody Loves Raymond, Brad Marchand is Squidward from Spongebob Squarepants.
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Saturday GAME OF THE YEAR Vancouver Canucks vs. Boston Bruins matchup preview. 10:00 a.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. We have Tim Thomas and Roberto Luongo. It’s still up in the air until Friday who will start for Vancouver. We won’t see Aaron Rome laying out Nathan Horton. Rome is out.
It’s always fun when our two insiders sit down for a chat. Two of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers here at NWSB Josh (@vancan19) and Kevin (@flyingVhockey) sat down at their keyboards and discussed who should start in net for the Canucks versus Boston on Saturday. Don’t you even dare say this was scripted. Who starts in net? Roberto Luongo or Cory Schneider?
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night. Unfortunately Manny Malhotra was the only Canuck with a good night on the draws as Henrik Sedin, Ryan Kesler and Cody Hodgson went a combined 12 for 38.