Flying V’s hat trick: Bad line? Yes. Canucks put out the Flames

Flames vs. Canucks

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.

Henrik Sedin and Max Lapierre cue a new Canucks drinking game

Canucks Drinking Game

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.

Flying V’s hat trick: Canucks shoot down the Stars in 5-2 win

Stars vs. Canucks

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.

Flying V’s hat trick: Cory Schneider stars in win over the Avalanche

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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.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Canucks kick the crown in 1-0 win over Kings

Kings vs. Canucks

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.

Rational and irrational anger: Riley’s rants and raves

Canucks Rant

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.

NHL Conspiracy? The Vancouver Canucks and the New “Dead Puck” era

Vancouver Canucks Conspiracy Theory

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.

Rational and irrational anger: Riley’s rants and raves

Canucks Rant

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? Mike Gillis and the 2012 NHL trade deadline. Most notably the Cody Hodgson for Zack Kassian trade. He’s gone back and forth on this trade roughly 200 times in the past two days. he hated it, than he liked it, than he was unsure.

Vancouver relax! Gillis may have hit a true home run

Canucks 2012 Trade Deadline Analysis

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac was ready to jump off the ledge today when he first heard the Zack Kassian for Cody Hodgson trade details. Then after researching the deal a little more he realized Kassian fills a need that no other player at any level of the organization can fill. He is going to be raw granted, but he can go to the net, finish off the rush, and when needed exact retribution on opponents.

Canucks Henrik Sedin misses practice for CT scan

Henrik Sedin

Vancouver Canucks blogger Carolyn Smith reports on center Henrik Sedin who was scheduled to undergo a CT scan on his ankle Wednesday. Sedin was hit in the ankle by a shot in Tuesday’s game at Nashville. He did return to the game and collected two assists to extend his points streak to four games.The All-Star center, who did not practice Wednesday, has 11 goals and an NHL-best 46 assists in 53 games this season.

Rational and irrational anger: Riley’s rants and raves

Canucks Rant

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? Roberto Luongo. You know how bad he is in shootouts? He’s won the last two but that’s not important. .957, .930 and .938 his past three games? David Booth, what an awful trade. So what if that injury wasn’t his fault?

Rational and irrational anger: Riley’s rants and raves

Canucks Rant

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? Where does he begin. Keith Ballard. Mike Gillis must trade him NOW. The 2012 NHL All Star game is frustrating as all heck to watch. The Sidney Crosby injury saga. The list goes on.