Canucks trade for Blue Jackets Sami Påhlsson

Sami Pahlsson

Managing Editor at NWSB and Vancouver Canucks blogger “Q” tells us today the Canucks have acquired checking centre Sami Pahlsson, 34, from the Columbus Blue Jackets. A great move by the Canucks says Q. Påhlsson began his professional career in Sweden for Modo Hockey, where he played with Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin.

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.

Canucks Cody Hodgson: January 2012 NHL Rookie Of The Month

Cody Hodgson Rookie Of The Month

Vancouver Canucks blogger Josh Hall reports on the news from the NHL today that Vancouver Canucks forward Cody Hodgson has been named the January 2012 NHL Rookie of the Month. Hodgson, who turns 22 in just over two weeks time, led all rookies in scoring with 10 points (six goals, four assists) in 11 games. He edged Philadelphia Flyers forwards Sean Couturier and Matt Read for votes.

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. Bruins vs. Canucks smacktalk of course. Tim Thomas. It’s not about honoring President Barak Obama, its about honoring the President of the United States. This was both stupid and pointless.

Vancouver Canucks Fans Give Dustin Penner The Syrup

Dustin Penner

NWSB Managing Editor “Q” tells us this week in the NHL four or five days ago ESPN first broke the story about LA Kings forward Dustin Penner and his now famous PANCAKE injury. Alledgedly Penner and his weak back went out while “eating” pancakes. Moral of the story…He needs to stretch more come summer time I think. Were Canucks fans insensitive?

Canucks Jannik Hansen grabs Gene Simmons autograph

Jannick Hansen

On Sunday night the Vancouver Canucks played host to the Anaheim Ducks at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Rock n Roll royalty was in attendance as Gene Simmons, his wife Shannon Tweed had front row seats. Jannik Hansen, typically the one asked for his autograph, put the shoe on the other foot and approached Gene to sign his stick.

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 Oilers are currently in contention for their THIRD STRAIGHT #1 draft pick. That pisses him off. He also HATES when the Canucks act like they can just “turn it on” whenever they want.

Canucks secure the most players from the West in 2012 NHL All-Star Game

2012 NHL All Star Game

Vancouver Canucks blogger Carolyn Smith reports on the twins Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin, who have led the team to the best record in the Western Conference, and headline the list of players added to the pool for the All-Star Game set for later this month in Ottawa. Alex Edler, and Cody Hodgson will also be attending their first all star games…

Rational and Irrational Anger: Riley’s Canucks Rants and Raves

Cody Hodgson

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? People who want to trade Cody Hodgson and Cory Schneider. The Brad Marchand hit on Sami Salo. Riley could write a whole rant just on him alone, and the letdown after the Boston Bruins win.

Canucks Roster Moves | Bitz on Waivers, Mancari to Chicago

Byron Bitz

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodgers reports Byron Bitz has been placed on waivers after “he cleared himself ready to play,” according to Alain Vigneault. “He’s been in Chicago for three weeks now practicing with the team. President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have re-assigned right wing Mark Mancari to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL as well.

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