NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone says the Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks played to an entertaining and hard-fought 4-3 shootout final on Tuesday, but Jannik Hansen’s hit to the head of Marian Hossa was what had fans talking after the latest rivalry instalment. Regardless of any decision pending from the NHL, the rivalry between the Canucks and Blackhawks cranked up another notch on Tuesday.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger The Flying V – Kevin Vanstone weighs in on the amazing news today for Nucks fans that The Russian Rocket Pavel Bure has been inducted into the 2012 Class of the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame. At 478 career points Bure only sits 7th all time among Canucks players, but boasts the best goal-per-game averages Vancouver has ever seen. Joe Sakic, Adam Oates, and Mats Sundin also go in.
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.
Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Before the madness on Madison claimed Daniel Sedin in Chicago, earlier this week a couple of the Canucks were doing their part to promote equality in sports through the You Can Play Project. Ryan Kesler and Henrik Sedin do good things to represent Canucks nation.
NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall believes the Dallas Stars will just be too much to handle Thursday night but he isn’t counting the Canucks out…completely. Read on to see the reasons Josh gives as the Canucks fly on from Illinois to Texas and continue their 4 game road trip.
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?
Josh Hall recently had a NWSB exclusive twitterview with former Vancouver Canucks player and current right winger for the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, Brad Leeb. Leeb spends parts of his off-season in British Columbia and also played in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs. What else did Josh ask Brad? Read on to find out!
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 Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win over the Calgary Flames. It was fitting Mason Raymond returned against the Flames. It’s hard to read David Booth’s intent when he collided with Mikka Kiprusoff, but on a positive note he, Ryan Kesler, and Chris Higgins combined for eight points.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 20 matchup between the Ottawa Senators and Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks struggled to score again on Sunday, a strong penalty kill anchored by Cory Schneider killed all five of Ottawa’s opportunities. Christopher Higgins tipped home a point shot in overtime for the Canucks victory.
Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. This week, things that bother him about the Canucks, namely Roberto Luongo. Plus his take on the NHL’s Brendan Shanahan giving a free pass to Zdeno Chara for the hit on Ryan Miller. Utter BS.
Canucks insider Keith Vanstone breaks down the Game 2 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and Columbus Blue Jackets. A 3-2 Canucks win. Cody Hodgson scored his first of the year and Alex Burrows jammed in the game winner. After failing to register a point versus the Canucks last season Rick Nash tallied an assist.