NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ Blogger J.D. Burke talks about David Booth and why the move by Mike Gillis — largely considered his last — could eventually work out for the Canucks. In his first two seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, Booth has struggled mightily to stay on the ice and has done his absolute best to annoy the fan-base off it. Could things change in the near future?
NWSB Insider and blogger Alex McPhee wonders why there is such a focus on PEDs in baseball and not in other sports. Focusing on the recent bans players such as Jesus Montero received for their involvement in Biogenesis, Alex compares suspensions and PEDs in baseball to football, and later, hockey. Compare the suspensions for banned substances to those of NFL, where the standard seems to be 4 games, a la Bruce Irvin it seems to be viewed as a much harsher crime in baseball.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Travis Erbacher brings you a detailed analysis and comparison between success in the Olympics and success in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Though there are certain outliers in the group, Travis points out players who were outstanding in the Stanley Cup Chase and how they helped their national teams achieve glory as well. Canucks fans will surely see Ryan Kesler, Roberto Luongo, Dan Hamhuis, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin in Sochi…right?
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Alex McPhee is back again, this time with a piece about the keys to success for the Canucks in the 2013/14 season. This offseason is sure full of uncertainties for the Canucks and their fans. A new coach, the wrong goalie traded, and now a game outdoors? Is this too much for the team to take? Alex says if they stick to his points of interest they will come away looking like a damn good hockey club.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Ben Lypka is here to plead with the fans of Vancouver. Stay at home when the Heritage Classic roles into BC Place stadium. $93 dollars for poor seating, cold weather and the Ottawa Senators? No thanks says Ben. Here’s a list of what else you can spend your $93 dollars on. Force them to slash prices in the weeks heading into the game and maybe families can see Henrik Sedin or Dale Weise.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Alex McPhee poses a good question involving the future of the Canucks – who will be the next frontline forwards in Vancouver? The Henrik Sedin & Daniel Sedin are entering the later stages of their career and the team has Bo Horvat, Nicklas Jensen, Zack Kassian, Hunter Shinkaruk and Jordan Schroeder and others waiting for their chance to crack the first line.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac weighs in with another installment of NWSB’s Moments in Time piece, this time we are looking back on the debut of the great Pavel Bure. The news came out this offseason that the Canucks will be raising Bure’s #10 jersey to the rafters. And this is a nice piece by C-Mac to take a look at where the magic all started; November 5th, 1991. Click here and take a journey down memory lane with the most explosive Canuck of all time.
NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks blogger J.D. Burke weighs in the status of the Canucks offense this time. More of the same is what J.D. is calling for with this season, uncertainty that is. With new bench boss John Tortorella coming in, uncertainty is the rule when it comes to the offensive line parings for the 2013 season. J.D. has his sights on what the lines should be, what do you think?
NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks blogger Travis Erbacher weighs in on the future of the Vancouver Canucks. With three alternate endings straight out of a choose your own ending book, Travis gives us what could possibly happen in the very near future here in Van City. A what happens if look at the upcoming season, and the potential free agents around the league. Also what to expect from Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin?
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Ben Lypka is back with a piece about the influence John Tortorella should have on Alex Edler. Throughout his career in Tampa, New York and now hopefully here in Vancouver, Torts has had the ability to get more offense out of his defensemen. Alex Edler is no spring chicken, but hopefully he’s still young enough to learn some new tricks from his new bench boss.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Alex McPhee details the relationship between player and agent, and what that means for the players employer. Roberto Luongo has axed the man who gave him the worst contract in the history of sports for what? An easy exit from Vancouver? Who knows at this point, but if he shows up for training, it will be a good sign. Maybe GM Mike Gillis and Luongo were all laughs for a reason?
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges gives you his own thoughts on the typical offseasons of fans of the Canucks and how they are usually spent looking back at what could’ve been while feeling disgruntled about the management at the same time. If Richard had any message for those fans who continue to wallow, it would be to stop, get outside, get some fresh air, and realize that the season isn’t that far away at all.