NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks fresh new blogger J.D. Burke weighs in today on the offseason thus far for the Canucks and GM Mike Gillis. He asks Brad Richardson apparently projects as Vancouver’s third line center? Richardson will provide nowhere near the level of offensive production as Derek Roy. He says he should be the fourth line center. As for age, Richardson and Maxim Lapierre are both 28, so much for getting younger he says. Gillis reset time.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Richard Hodges previews th Vancouver Canucks bottom six next year. The patchwork system of Jordan Schroeder, Derek Roy and even Mason Raymond at times is now down to Schroeder, newly signed Brad Richardson and a handful of promising prospects. It wouldn’t be a problem if a fourth line centre spot was all that was up for grabs, but the Canucks knew last year that Schroeder wasn’t the solution on the third line.
NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks writer Richard Hodges chimes in with his off-season analysis. He says to make another cup run the Canucks brass need to probably take a good hard look at finding someone who can score a goal or two or at the least, AND set up Ryan Kesler and David Booth with some regularity. He says Mason Raymond is an easy answer to who should NOT be back in 2012/13.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Sunday night in game five to the LA Kings. Sometime in March, the Canucks stopped the fist-bump bench procession after every goal. I just realized this tonight, but after Henrik Sedin’s goal, it was definitely back. So what exactly happened there? Let’s not talk about this season ever again.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. Justin Williams recorded a goal and an assist as the Los Angeles Kings kicked beat Vancouver 4-1 Saturday. Kevin Bieksa extended his points streak to 6 games with a goal for Vancouver.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 39 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings. A 4-1 L.A. win. The Canucks were primed to take control of Saturday’s game with a 4-minute power play. But the Kings came up with a huge penalty kill and their biggest win under Darryl Sutter. Mike Richards, Anze Kopitar scored back to back goals to take the lead Roberto Luongo took the loss.