NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Ben Lypka weighs in this AM with some possible Canucks trade acquisitions. The biggest problem facing the Canucks this season is the same issue that has shown up the last two years in the playoffs – not enough goals. He targets Wayne Simmonds, Steve Ott, Tomas Fleischmann, Scottie Upshall, and Marcel Goc. Assets to leave could be David Booth, Chris Tanev, Zac Dalpe, Jeremy Welsh and Dale Weise.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac describes how Zack Kassian is learning on the job for the Vancouver Canucks in 2012, and that even his minor playoff minutes will affect him going forward; hopefully in a positive way. Would the Canucks be better off with Cody Hodgson? Did Mike Gillis make the move in the best interests of the team?
NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall debuts a new column: Canucks Birthday Presents. It will be a running theme featuring the best birthday presents one can buy for each player’s birthday as they come along. First up: newly acquired D-man Marc-Andre Gragnani. What are you waiting for? This is just a synopsis…click the link!
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges points out Cody Hodgson asked for a trade from the Canucks organization. You can claim that Rich Winters may have been the more interested party in a trade with camp Cody, but at the end of the day Cody Hodgson’s career is Cody Hodgson’s. The Canucks are happy with Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani. So long Coho.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges takes the opportunity to introduce Canucks fans to Marc-Andre Gragnani. The defenseman acquired in the Cody Hodgson deal with Buffalo. His defensive game is rather limited but at 24, Gragnani only has 61 NHL regular season games under his belt, 46 of them this year where he has a respectable 16 points.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Saturday night to the Buffalo Sabres. After a weekend of crushing the Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers, Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin are apparently not over their slump one bit. CBC announcer Mark Lee, whose salary I pay, is a horrible commentator.
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?
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges begs the question do the Canucks really miss Buffalo Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff? For Ehrhoff to be an offensive dynamo, he had to be played on the left side. This complicated things for Alex Edler who had no choice but to play the right side since Dan Hamhuis and Kevin Bieksa’s bromance is too strong to split apart.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Tuesday night to the Phoenix Coyotes. Mason Raymond, you have to stop falling down. Even Bambi had this figured out by now. It’s no longer adorable, it’s just sad. Sami Pahlsson’s acquisition was overshadowed a wee bit on Monday, but it is freeing Ryan Kesler up for more offensive zone starts.