Richard Hodges previews the Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks Jan. 23 matchup. The key matchup Richard is watching is between the pair of first-round rookies in Jordan Schroeder and Sven Baertschi. Schroeder got the call up earlier this week after an impressive Canucks camp, and looks to finally have a chance to prove himself at the NHL level. The Canucks will go back to Cory Schneider, he of the 11.11 GAA and .643 sv pct.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck reports today on the rivalry between the Canucks & the Calgary Flames. Mitch points out that rivalries are few and far between in the northwest division anymore. He fondly remembers the Jarome Iginila vs Trevor Linden April 5th, 2008 game. It was Linden`s last game and Iginla scored his 50th goal of the season, received an unusual ovation from the people in General Motors place.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in today with some thoughts on the Canucks thru the years in a flashback post detailing his top five moments in time. Number One. Canucks vs. Flames. April 10th, 2010. It was also the first time and unfortunately the last time I got to see Rick Rypien fight in person. A fond and great memory Mitch will always have.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points to a few reasons why the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat should be the franchise targeted by the Current Vancouver Canucks owners the Aquilini Investment Group. If the Canucks AHL affiliate was in Abbotsford, the recall of players is much speedier for home games and even road games in Western Canada. Good news for Kevin Connauton, Billy Sweatt, and possibly Eddie Lack.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in today on some classic Rick Rypien moments in time today one year to the day since the death of Ryp. He recounts a special goal in this one. Vancouver had many highlight reel goals in 2008/09, but to see Rick Rypien and Darcy Hordichuk combine on a goal was pretty special. Not to mention some good scraps like one with Hal Gill.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in on the topic of being Canada’s team. When their teams are out of the playoffs other hockey markets want to talk about the series that involves the team from Vancouver that beats their teams on a regular basis. A team getting attention on Hockey Night in Canada and TSN. Plus a team with Ryan Kesler, and Alex Burrows could never be Canada’s hockey team.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Thursday night to the Calgary Flames. It appears that Marc-Andre Gragnani has played the required number of games to become a restricted and not unrestricted free agent this summer. Enjoy your time in the press box. With Kevin Bieksa, Aaron Rome, and Keith Ballard all due to come back.
Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall is basically writing this game off as a a victory since the Calgary Flames have sputtered to irrelevance at the end of this regular season. Can Jarome Iginla catch the Canucks off guard in hat may be his final game against Vancouver as a Flame? If the New York Rangers lose to the Pittsburgh Penguins, can the Canucks capitalize?
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer Richard Hodges tells us what it is that goes into being able to answer the question. Why am I a die hard fan of the Canucks?! Rags to riches stories like Alex Burrows inspire us. Roberto Luongo, Mike Gillis, Trevor Linden, 1994, Stan Smyl, Mark Messier, Mike Keenan, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin made us love and hate the team, read on for more…
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Saturday night over the Calgary Flames. And who steps up in overtime but Andrew Ebbett, fresh off his collarbone injury and ready to remind everyone that he’s still a Canuck. When Jannik Hansen was sprung on a shorthanded breakaway noone thought it would lead to a Calgary goal did they?
It should be a cakewalk says Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall. With the Calgary Flames all but out of playoff contention, do they have the energy to spoil Vancouver’s chase for the Western crown? Can Henrik Sedin follow up a 3 Assist night vs. Dallas with something better? Will Roberto Luongo be ready to go come puck drop after sitting out with a sore neck Friday?