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.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 79 matchup between the Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver’s third line was tremendous again against Calgary, keeping the Flames’ forwards busy with their own brand of puck possession. Andrew Ebbett returned from a broken collarbone just in time to end the Calgary Flames season. Marc-Andre Gragnani scored his first as a Canucks tonight too.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac is back with a fun read with a topic he knows an awful lot about. A drinking game. The Vancouver Canucks are the hottest team in the NHL right now. If the playoffs started tonight they’d be in first place in the Western conference and have a #1 seed. He ponders the new look line of Maxim Lapierre, Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows, and how many hangovers they can cause him to have.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 77 matchup between the Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks. Maxim Lapierre the agitating fourth-line center scored once and added two assists as a wing, sparking a seven-point outing for a new-look first line with Henrik Sedin and Alexandre Burrows and a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars at Rogers Arena on Friday night.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 77 matchup between the Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks. David Booth continues to grow in his role as a pesky power forward and demonstrated a new aspect of his game on Wednesday, beating down BC boy Mark Oliver. Maxim Lapierre attempted to intervene. By the way Happy Birthday Maxim.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 76 matchup between the L.A. Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks played another tight-checking playoff style game against the Kings on Monday. Manny Malhotra opened the scoring for the Canucks only three minutes into the first period on Monday, ripping a wrist shot over the shoulder of Jonathan Quick.
Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. What makes him angry about the Canucks and NHL this week? The Canucks could lose every remaining game and still win their division. That’s not skill, that’s luck. It’s not all the Canucks who are playing badly, just Roberto Luongo, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Kevin Bieksa, Mason Raymond and Alex Burrows among other.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac tells us on the NHL could have a new conspiracy theory up their sleeve when it comes to the Vancouver Canucks. Are we watching the dead puck era? Probably. Watching the last few games too, Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin have created a number of chances, contrary to the short term memory perception of some observers, but have had poor puck luck.