Richard Hodges previews the San Jose Sharks vs Vancouver Canucks May 3rd matchup. Richard says the goaltending saga continues as Roberto Luongo starts again and is preparing like he’ll start them all. There’s still no word on Cory Schneider’s condition in the most bizarre twist of this year-long soap opera. The Canucks meanwhile will load up Derek Roy and Ryan Kesler on the second line with Chris Higgins in an attempt to find some scoring punch.
Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames April 10th matchup. Richard says Monday was the triumphant return of Ryan Kesler. Tuesday, unfortunately, was the departure of Chris Tanev and Chris Higgins from the line-up for the foreseeable future. This is an important time building for the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The stretch run continues for the Vancouver Canucks with a five game road trip opening in Calgary tonight.
Richard Hodges previews the Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks April 4th matchup. Richard says the Canucks addressed their biggest need and there’s no reason to believe this team isn’t better than last week. Derek Roy gives this line-up some scary flexibility. You can bitch about the lack of depth moves until you’re blue in the face, but the Roy acquisition is significant. Yes Roberto Luongo hates his contract, its his birthday today, Cory Schneider is in net. Deal with it.
Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks April 1st matchup. Richard says injuries are mounting for Van City. Add Mason Raymond to a list that includes Dale Weise and Keith Ballard. Kevin Bieksa didn’t take the morning skate either but there’s no word yet on him not playing. The Sharks open a four game homestand at HP Pavilion tonight where they’re 11-1-4. Also for the Sharks, Jason Demers didn’t play Saturday and will be a game-day decision.
Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers March 30th matchup. Richard says seems as though both Zack Kassian and Keith Ballard will miss yet another game recovering from their nagging injuries while the Oilers will miss Eric Belanger, who’s out with a groin injury. It’s been a while since these two teams hooked up this year, they last saw each other in early February when the Canucks won 3-2. Cory Schneider will be in net again.
Richard Hodges previews the Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks March 28th matchup. Richard says It’s looking like another couple of weeks for Dale Weise now, but Steve Pinizzotto should draw back into the line-up tonight, which could end the Keith Ballard experiment at forward. He goes onto say the Canucks and Cory Schneider are going streaking. Both have been red-hot over the past five games.
The Vancouver Canucks opened their 2013 training camp over the weekend, beginning a six-day sprint towards opening night on Saturday. While the absence of Ryan Kesler in Vancouver’s top-six provides opportunity for forwards to embrace new roles up front, the Canucks appear to have little room for competition on the blue line.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac is back to blogging on his favorite Canucks team and their motivation for the 2013 Stanley Cup. He points out its a short season and Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin will be needed more than ever to jumpstart this team in the looming campaign. He says a poor start can humble would be brutal, so coach Alain Vigneault has some urgent motivating to consider.
NWSB Insider and NHL blogger Alistair Corp tells us today about Vancouver Canucks hard core fans the Green MEN. One of the two die hards Sully is up for an individual award. THE ESPN Hall of Fans finals are underway. Sully and his partner Force first attended a Canucks game in 2009, as a onetime deal. Who knew the Canucks fan passion would take them where they are today?
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac is back inside from laying out in the Victoria sunshine. Teachers and their summers off. He weighs in on the Canucks prospect Nicklas Jensen discussing the possibility of foregoing his last year of major junior eligibility with the Oshawa Generals in order to play a season in the Swedish Elite League should he not make the Canucks roster for the 2012/13 season.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac is back with the newest Moments in time piece the Canucks Alphabet. Hope you enjoy this one. We take a look at the Canucks in an A-Z format. From The ‘Steamer’ Stan Smyl, the first player that truly captivated the hearts of the Vancouver faithful with his all-out effort on every play to the latest with the Canucks Gotye Playoff Song.
Vancouver Canucks insider C-Mac brings us five reasons why Canucks fans want a NHL Hockey team in Seattle. From cheaper expenses compared to Rogers Arena to not having to travel to Phoenix, these anecdotes will have you begging for an NHL team in Seattle Washington in 2012. Make it happen Christopher Hansen and the Seattle city council.