NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his ananlysis of the Justin Schultz NHL free agency situation. While the addition of Justin Schultz was very intriguing, the Canucks will be just fine without him Richard says. The Canucks are not a club that guarantees playing time to rookies. Just ask Cody Hodgson.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac asks the very bang on question today. Does Pavel Bure in the Hall of Fame finally repair his relationship with the Canucks community? Post announcement we learned via twitter and message boards that people were upset with the fact that Bure’s #10 is yet to be retired by the team, unlike Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden and Markus Naslund.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Reggie Gill weighs in on the eve of the 2012 NHL draft with a look at recent Canucks draft picks made by the organization that big things are expected of in the near future. The recent Vancouver Canucks draft picks include, Eddie Lack, Anton Rodin, Jordan Schroeder, Kevin Connauton, and Nicklas Jensen. Mason Raymond better watch out.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac tells us the sad news today about former Canucks Russian winger Vladimir Krutov who passed away this week in Russia. Krutov appeared in his only season in the National Hockey League with the Canucks, becoming one of the first Soviet-born players to play in the NHL. He registered 34 points (11-23-34) in 61 games in the 1989-90 campaign.
NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks writer The Flying V – Kevin Vanstone chimes in with his off-season analysis. Despite the signs pointing towards the contrary (and the Luongo list of teams he’d potentially go to), Kevin would trade Cory Schneider and keep Roberto Luongo heading into next season. Luongo is a proven competitor and has won at the highest level.
NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac says for the Canucks to comeback versus the LA Kings in the 2012 NHL playoffs five things must happen. it would take a great goalie. It would require a veteran team. It would need a team with a source of inspiration. It would rely on desire. It would demand scoring. Daniel Sedin is in LA, will he play? Who is in net? Roberto Luongo or Cory Schneider.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 82 matchup between the Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks. He scored a beauty on Saturday night. David Booth was named the Canucks’ most exciting player previous to Saturday’s action against the Oilers. Roberto Luongo responded to his critics with a calm and confident performance.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 81 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames. Michael Cammalleri scored twice in the third period and Miikka Kiprusoff turned aside 32 shots as Calgary ended Vancouver’s season-high seven-game winning streak. Alex Burrows netted his 16th career shorthanded goal and Jannik Hansen also scored.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 80 matchup between the Anaheim Ducks vs. Vancouver Canucks. Alex Burrows tallied twice in regulation, Chris Higgins and Maxim Lapierre also scored and Cory Schneider stopped all nine shots he faced in relief of Roberto Luongo for the Canucks, who remained tied with the New York Rangers in the race for the Presidents’ Trophy.