Reasons this Canadian Canucks fan is glad the NHL is back

I bet the Sedins to a bit of celebrating tonight against the Oilers.

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “the Flying V” Vanstone weighs in with why he’s happy the 2013 NHL lockout is finally over. He says the tribulations of the latest labour dispute produced wonderful cultural explosions among hockey fans like #AssMode, @NHLPodium, and #DregerFace, but after a bitter winter without hockey fans had begun to feel hardcore hockey withdrawal. What will Mike Gillis do with Roberto Luongo?

Canucks Rumors: So who doesn’t have interest in Roberto Luongo?

How long until one of these talented goaltenders is out of the picture?

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us some Robert Luongo and Canucks trading him to the Flyers or Maple Leafs gossip for today. While we’re still 10 days away from the start of the 2013 NHL season (and you know, the ratification of the new CBA by both the NHL and the NHLPA) but that hasn’t stopped some trade speculation from filling the airwaves and social media.

Slow Canucks news day. Burke denies Luongo to Toronto rumors

Roberto Luongo

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in on the NHL news this week from Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke. Straight from the horses’ mouth, or from the bottom of a bottle of fine scotch, Leafs GM and hater of fancy stats, Burke has refuted claims that there is a deal in place that would see current Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

10 things for Vancouver Canucks fans to do during the NHL lockout

Canucks Garage Door

NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks hockey blogger Steve Lee gives us his top 10 2012 NHL lockout tips as a to do list for Canucks players and fans of hockey in Vancouver. For starters Read the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy. If you are still clueless as to what got your wife/girlfriend/girl next door etc. all hot and bothered this summer, maybe take a chance and pick up the threesome of books. Hike, the wobbly pops at the top of the Grouse Grind are well worth the wait.

Congrats Pavel Bure! “Russian Rocket” in the 2012 HHOF Class

Pavel Bure

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.

Moments in time! A quick look back at some Vancouver Canucks freshman

Sedins vs. Maple Leafs

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Steve Lee has a great article today on the hits and misses for the Vancouver draft picks in another Moments in time article. Each year the Canucks walk into the draft with lofty expectations. From Markus Nasland and Alex Stojanov to Pavel Bure, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Jere Gillis and Jason Herter the Canucks have had some highs and lows on draft day.

The Maple Leafs make sense as a trade partner for Canucks & Luongo

brian burke

Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall is back with his first of many features to come this June and tells us why the Brian Burke and the Toronto Maple Leafs are sensible trade partners for the Nucks. Who could come this way for Roberto Luongo? Could it be Luke Schenn, Jake Gardiner or even Ben Scrivens for the sake of backing up Cory Schneider? We’re about to find out Canucks Nation.

The Vancouver Canucks & their Star Wars counterparts

Bettman Palpatine Canucks

Canucks writer Josh Hall wanted to pay tribute to the brilliant mind of George Lucas, especially given the re-release of Episode 1 in 3D. Who made the list? Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin – R2D2 and C3PO for starters. Stan Smyl as Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Trevor Linden as Luke Skywalker. Check it out and may the puck be with you!

Moments In Time: The Best Vancouver Canucks GMs

Pat Quinn Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac dips into the Moments In Time series at NWSB for his next blog post about the Vancouver Canucks Best General Managers in team history. He ranks them from 5 thru 1. Bud Poile, Pat Quinn, Mike Gillis, Brian Burke all make the list. Would you make any changes to this list? Who would you add?

Moments In Time: Our Choices! The WORST Canucks Draft Picks

Libor Polasek

Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac dips into the Moments In Time series at NWSB for his next blog post about the Vancouver Canucks WORST ever NHL draft picks. He ranks them from 5 thru 1. Petr Nedved, Jason Herter, Patrick White, Libor Polasek, and Dan Woodley all make the list. Would you make any changes to this list? Who would you add?

Moments In Time: Our Choices! The Best Canucks Draft Picks

Harold Snepts

Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac dips into the Moments In Time series at NWSB for his next blog post about the Vancouver Canucks best ever NHL draft picks. He ranks them from 5 thru 1. Kevin Bieksa, Stan Smyl, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Pavel Bure and fan favorite Harold Snepsts all make the list. Would you make any changes to this list? Who would you add?

Please Go Away! Mark Messier owed some money from the Canucks?

Mark Messier

News out of Vancouver Canucks land this week from blogger Richard Hodges covering the Nucks. Mark Messier hasn’t played for the Vancouver Canucks for 10+ years. But according to the former captain, the Canucks still may owe him some money for his services. According to the Vancouver Province newspaper the Nucks have arranged for an arbitrator to hear the case.

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