NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us the 2012 NHL trade deadline day was slow to start and then a blockbuster deal that was easily the biggest of the day and sparked reaction not seen in a very long time in Vancouver happened. And Canucks nation was mad at Mike Gillis. If Zack Kassian becomes more Todd Bertuzzi than Taylor Pyatt this deal could be a whole lot easier to swallow.
NWSB Vancouver Canucks insider Josh Hall takes a look at what the Nuckies have to do to win in hockey starved Glendale, Arizona, We’re just kidding about the hockey starved part. Can Henrik Sedin keep his team focused coming off the huge Cody Hodgson trade? Will the red-hot Phoenix Coyotes just be too much? Will Sami Pahlsson and Zack Kassian contribute right away? Check it!
NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall lays the smack down on the wheelings and dealings of the Canucks this Trade Deadline day. He’s pretty miffed about Cody Hodgson but agrees Zack Kassian is a good pickup…just not for CoHo. How will Sami Pahlsson help the bottom six forward mix? Why the heck wasn’t Mason Raymond traded instead? Check it.
Managing Editor at NWSB and Vancouver Canucks blogger “Q” tells us today the Canucks have acquired big hulking Candian junior team player Zack Kassian from the Buffalo Sabres and defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani. In exchange the Canucks give up Alex Sulzer a defenseman currently with the Chicago Wolves and third line center Cody Hodgson. Who won this trade folks?
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.
Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Western Hockey League Victoria Royals’ Kevin Sundher. Sundher, a third round draft pick of the Buffalo Sabres, is turning heads in his fourth WHL season with the Royals franchise. The Surrey native has familal roots in Port Alberni, his great- grandfather settled there in 1906, and his dad grew up a fan of the former Victoria Cougars.