A tale of two coaches: Looking at John Tortorella

John Tortorella

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Alex McPhee details the relationships that John Tortorella has had with past players and how that may play out in Vancouver. Its hard to know which coach Vancouver is getting with the hiring of Torts. Will he be the coach who led the Tampa Bay Lightning to a Stanley Cup Championship in 2004 or the one who didn’t achieve the desired effect on a contending roster for just over four years with the New York Rangers, or otherwise?

Prospect recap: A look at the 2013 Canucks draftees

Jordan Subban

NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks fresh new blogger Alex McPhee weighs in today with his analysis of the Canucks draft picks and prospects. Bo Horvat, Cole Cassels, Hunter Shinkaruk, Jordan Subban, Anton Celerholm, Mike Williamson, Miles Liberati are introduced to Vancouver hockey fans. Alex points out these Canucks rooks aren’t gunning for top line spots yet, so let’s all just calm down for a minute.

Three potential moves worth making for the Canucks

Kevin-Bieksa-Crooning

NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks fresh new blogger Alex McPhee weighs in today with a the knowledge of an armchair GM. Alex has brought us three potential moves that make sense for the Canucks at this moment in time. Trading Kevin Bieska would be priority number one for Alex. Jordan Schroeder gets the axe next, followed by a buy out of Roberto Luongo following this next season. Click to read all of his reasoning’s now.

Who will centre the Vancouver Canucks bottom six next year?

Jordan Schroeder

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.

New era? Or just a new wave of Vancouver Canucks?

Vancouver Canucks v Edmonton Oilers

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges breaks down the youth movement going on in Van City. He points 2013 NHL Entry draft picks Bo Horvat and Hunter Shinkaruk when added to a prospect pool that includes Niklas Jensen, Brendan Gaunce, Frank Corrado, and Kellan Lain, not to mention Zack Kassian and Chris Tanev on the big club that things in Van don’t seem so bad. Nice job Mike Gillis.

Mike Gillis Finally Announces…Nothing in Particular

Mike Gillis

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Andrew Deutschmann gives us some snippets of Mike Gillis’ post season press conference, or lack there of. No, the news of the firing of AV didn’t come, not yet at least. There is still time for that. But what intrigued Andrew the most was the fact that Gillis touched on some of the young guys like Kellan Lain, Brendan Gaunce, Nicklas Jensen, and Frank Corrado.

Past or present Canucks Brendan Gaunce will remind you of

stan smyl canucks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Reggie Gill weighs in with some opinion of who 2012 NHL Draft pick Brendan Gaunce will remind you of Canucks fans. Artem Chubarov, Stan Smyl, Manny Malhotra, Cody Hodgson are all names that come to mind of current or past Canucks. All have that “something” that reminds us of a part of Gaunce’s game.

Canucks Round 1 2012 NHL Draft – Brendan Gaunce pick according to twitter

Social Media Report: Mariners

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writers Kevin Vanstone – AKA The Flying V tells us with their first pick in the 2012 NHL Draft the Canucks chose Brendan Gaunce. Another Social Media Report with analysis of the 2012 NHL first round pick by the Nucks from the great fans on Twitter. We Tweet after me! Brendan comes from a hockey family, following in the footsteps of older brother Cameron Gaunce.

Welcome to Vancouver Brendan Gaunce… Belleville Bulls centre

Brendan Gaunce

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer Josh Hall brings you an in-depth look at the Nucks 1st Round Draft Pick from Friday night’s selection process from Pittsburgh. Brendan Gaunce who hails from the Markham/Sudbury area of Ontario could provide an impact the Canucks will dearly need in 3-6 years from now. Centre depth for Ryan Kesler and Henrik Sedin. Wonderful words to our ears.