The Canucks offseason rumor mill: Jason Arnott edition!

Jason Arnott

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points out today that Shane Doan is the guy the Canucks really want, but they are also talking with Jason Arnott. See him as fit for 3rd line centre position. He could also fill in as 2nd line center if prospect Jordan Schroeder isn’t ready for the NHL while Ryan Kesler recovers from off season shoulder surgery.

Are Canucks fans wondering out loud about Bobby Ryan?

Bobby Ryan

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on a NHL trade rumor he’s drumming up. Stop thinking about Roberto Luongo he says. Focus instead on an Alex Edler for Bobby Ryan type trade. The Ducks don’t know what to do with him. Ryan’s big, he has great puck skill and he could be that big right handed winger for the Henrik Sedin & Daniel Sedin.

Welcome to Vancouver Brendan Gaunce… Belleville Bulls centre

Brendan Gaunce

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer Josh Hall brings you an in-depth look at the Nucks 1st Round Draft Pick from Friday night’s selection process from Pittsburgh. Brendan Gaunce who hails from the Markham/Sudbury area of Ontario could provide an impact the Canucks will dearly need in 3-6 years from now. Centre depth for Ryan Kesler and Henrik Sedin. Wonderful words to our ears.

@Strombone1: Where Canucks goalie controversy and twitter controversy collide

Roberto Luongo?

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer The Flying V has returned to weigh in on the Roberto Luongo twitter controversy. Guess what the Canucks have officially lost to the eventual Stanley Cup Champions. Again. So, whether Luongo himself runs the infamous account, or another Canuck has jokingly taken up his online persona, one NHL team seems destined to become distracted by the infamous Strombone.

The Flying V: Chris Higgins…at least he played decent this year

Christopher Higgins

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer The Flying V has returned to…writing? The Rock would be proud. Part 2 of Kev’s Well…at least he played decent this year series. This time, the top 5 reasons why Vancouver Canucks fans should be optimistic about the future of Chris Higgins with the Canucks. Higgins managed 18 goals and 25 assists through 71 games.

The Alain Vigneault Canucks contract extension makes perfect sense

Alain Vigneault

NWSB Insider and Senior Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac is back with a post this week recommending Vancouver rally behind Mike Gillis and Alain Vigneault. He says AV may not have the same resume with the Vancouver Canucks organization in comparison to the esteemed and knighted Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United, but he has helped the team reach the playoffs 5 times in 6 years

Round 1 series preview: Kings vs. Canucks 2012 NHL playoffs

Kings vs. Canucks Predictions

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks hockey gambling blogger Dave B is back with his 2012 NHL Playoff 7 game series previews – predictions, and betting lines for the #8 Los Angeles Kings vs. #1 Vancouver Canucks. The 7 game series opens on Wednesday night. Dave analyzes the odds and gives a free Series prediction for the 2012 first round. Chris Higgins, Max Lapierre, Jannik Hansen and David Booth will be keys in this series.

Vancouver Canucks: Beware the slides of March

Canucks Are Playoff bound

NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Richard Hodges tells us the Canucks may have the division and the number two seed locked up but St Louis could be a very very frightening team to face in the West finals, 7-2-1 in their last 10, and would you not want to at least take a shot at wrestling home ice advantage?

The 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Nears For The Canucks Mike Gillis

Mike Gillis

The 2012 NHL Trade deadline is nearing. Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges points out the pickings are interesting this year. Adrian Aucoin, Bryan Allen, Shea Weber, Travis Moen, Chad LaRose, and Tuomo Ruutu, Leaving would be Mason Raymond, and Keith Ballard. Maybe. It means that anyone claiming to know what Mike Gillis will do at the deadline this year is speculating.

We are all Canucks, and we call it “The Art of Sedinery”

Daniel Sedin + Henrik Sedin

Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac points out powerful teams in sports cannot dominate games unless they dominate possession of the ball or puck. You must think on the fly. The speed of thought exhibited by the twins Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin is also indispensable as it allows them to maintain an air of unpredictability. We Canucks fans call it The Art of Sedinery.

The Vancouver Canucks cast their own version of ER

Chris Higgins

Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac weighs in with a humorous piece on the Canucks injury report. Let’s examine the further potential for player knocks as Sports Action could do with proposing a new line of Injury bets. We have seen Chris Higgins and his staphylococcus foot infection, a David Booth knee injury, and a Cody Hodgson rung bell, now a Daniel Sedin stiff back…

Linden On The Dream Line for the Vancouver Canucks

Trevor Linden

Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac begs the question. Who is willing to be the figure that the Canucks can go to when that boost is needed for them? Imagine the possibilities of Trevor Linden and his right wing role fitting in seamlessly with Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin. Henrik at centre and Daniel in his customary left wing slot…

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