ICYMI Canucks fall to Sharks in shootout period

Canucks Sharks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges give you his love ’em and hate ’em from Vancouver’s loss to the San Jose Sharks in shootouts. While there was impressive play from the Canucks–at times–they needed a greater effort on the ice if they were going to come away with anything from this game. Among things that frustrated Richard was the lack of impressive play when Vancouver had a power play advantage.

Canucks vs Calgary Flames: Burn it with fire!

Canucks vs. Flames Rivalry

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He advises people not to try and even watch the disastrous game the Canucks played against the Calgary Flames. If you do happen to watch any of it, make sure to burn your eyes immediately following that debacle.

ICYMI Los Angeles Kings vs. Canucks love ’em & hate ’em style

Jims Hughson and Robson were in the house, as were the Los Angeles Kings. Anything else?

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss Saturday night between the LA Kings and Vancouver Canucks. After a strong start to the year, Keith Ballard is back in the press box as a healthy scratch. It’s confounding. The Canucks looks like they need a little something extra to put themselves ahead of the pack in the west. Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider will be relied on bigtime coming up.

Phoenix Coyotes vs. Canucks: A howling bad performance

Shane Doan

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss Tuesday night between the Phoenix Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks. The Coyotes boring style, as Richard puts it, lulled the Canucks high powered offense to sleep, as the Nucks mustered 31 shots on Mike Smith, but only could net two of them.

Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks Game 12 notes, prediction & tweets!


Richard Hodges previews the Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks Feb 12 matchup. Richard points out the Canucks Henrik Sedin will have a lot of eyes on him tonight as the captain is just one point behind Markus Naslund for all-time franchise leader in points. The Canucks have scored four goals in each of their last two games after doing so once in their first nine contests.

Vancouver Canucks training camp 2013: Blue line breakdown

Dan Hamhuis will have a steady, productive season on Vancouver's blue line in 2013.

The Vancouver Canucks opened their 2013 training camp over the weekend, beginning a six-day sprint towards opening night on Saturday. While the absence of Ryan Kesler in Vancouver’s top-six provides opportunity for forwards to embrace new roles up front, the Canucks appear to have little room for competition on the blue line.

Vancouver Canucks to offer a tryout to….Cam Barker??

Cam Barker

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with some analysis on the news today out of Canucks land that former enemy and Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Cam Barker could get a tryout with Van City. Well, the loss of Aaron Rome and Sami Salo destroyed a bit of depth in the 7/8 hole but….Cam Barker? Cam Barker, the infamous number three pick behind Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin? Deep Thoughts…

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