NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges, who proclaims he is on permanent vacation has taken a break from lounging on the beach aka his deck to bring us some of the most heartwarming and goofiest moments of the past season for our beloved Vancouver Canucks. Here then are moments 5 to 1. The Duncan Keith hit, the battle in Boston, the Zack Kassian for Cody Hodgson trade and more…
The Vancouver Canucks are still down 3-1 in their opening round series against the Los Angeles Kings but insider Josh Hall says Canucks Nation seems a little too optimistic. Will common sense be the difference as Ryan Kesler aka Guzzler and Alex Burrows strive to find their game? Can Cory Schneider hold the fort while Roberto Luongo rides the pine? Time will tell if Vancouver lives to fight another day.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Thursday night over the Dallas Stars. It was so unexpected that John Shorthouse originally gave Dan Hamhuis credit for the opening goal tap-in before that was Mason Raymond. Even parked four feet in front of the net, it just made more sense if it was Dan Hamhuis.
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.
Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin, Alex Edler, and Cody Hodgson make the 2012 NHL All Star Game. Sami Salo is out with a concussion after a brutal hit by Boston Bruins cheap shot artist Brad Marchand, the Canucks prevailed 4-3 in a brutal game against the Bruins that featured a first period brawl.
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? People who want to trade Cody Hodgson and Cory Schneider. The Brad Marchand hit on Sami Salo. Riley could write a whole rant just on him alone, and the letdown after the Boston Bruins win.
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
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Monday Vancouver Canucks vs. Florida Panthers matchup preview. 4:30 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. LW Mike Duco has been recalled from the Wolves. He will draw in on the 4th line with Manny Malhotra and Dale Weise. Andrew Ebbett had surgery today for his broken collar bone. Lots of EX-Canucks on the Panthers.
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.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 42 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks vs. Boston Bruins. Vancouver scored four times in 11 tries with the man advantage, including a Cody Hodgson game-winner just 1:09 into the third period, in support of a Cory Schneider solid goaltending performance in a 4-3 win at TD Garden.
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.