Ryan Kesler practices with team, could play tomorrow

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines involving Ryan Kesler and his possible first game of the season this week vs. the Dallas Stars on Friday night. While he’s itching to get back into the lineup, you have to admire him for not rushing back like he did last season after only five games. Kesler wasn’t the same player that scored 41 goals and won the Selke award in 2011 during the 2011-12 season.

For the Canucks Sedins to be truly great they must….

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Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us what the Sedins have to do to lead the Vancouver Canucks to the 2012 NHL promised land. Yes that’s right. Hoisting the Stanley Cup. Henrik Sedin & Daniel Sedin took a lot of crap in last year’s playoffs for naught. They were whiners, divers, chokers, weak, sisters, etc etc. They can right the ship in 2012. Let’s get it done.

State of the Canucks – weekly notebook | March 30th

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. The NHL decided a five-game suspension was appropriate for Duncan Keith’s vicious elbow to the head of Daniel Sedin, but what of the victim and his recovery? Cory Schneider continues to shine is his role as the Canucks backup. Plus more insider news coverage on Van City.

State of the Canucks – Weekly Notebook | March 23rd

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Before the madness on Madison claimed Daniel Sedin in Chicago, earlier this week a couple of the Canucks were doing their part to promote equality in sports through the You Can Play Project. Ryan Kesler and Henrik Sedin do good things to represent Canucks nation.

State of the Canucks – Weekly Notebook | March 8th

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. The Nuckleheads have lost two straight at home in regulation for the first time since November 2010. Not 2011; 2010! Zack Kassian has found a little chemistry on the 2nd line but where will he slot in against Winnipeg? Can Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin bump their slumps?

State of the Canucks – Weekly notebook | March 1st

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. The trade deadline has passed and what a shocking day it was. Though not as much if you really thought Mike Gillis could pull off the Cody Hodgson for Zack Kassian trade. Marc-Andre Gragnani also comes Vancouver’s way from Buffalo and he’ll start tonight versus the St. Louis Blues, in for Chris Tanev.

State of the Canucks – Weekly notebook | February 23rd

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. The trade deadline is near. Like Byron Bitz, Keith Ballard has proven to be a valuable member of the Canucks while in the lineup, but recent concussion-like symptoms has brought Vancouver’s blue line depth into question. Is Mike Gillis looking to spend some money at the deadline?

State of the Canucks – Weekly notebook | February 17th

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Chris Higgins’ return to the lineup on Wednesday woke up the Canucks. Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin square off against #1 most easily intimidated player Phil Kessel in a battle of the bully victims Saturday at Rogers Arena. Toronto native Chris Tanev will play Saturday night.

State of the Canucks – Weekly notebook | February 9th

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider have both consistently posted strong performances from the Canucks’ crease this season, and with every game played the backup becomes closer and closer to finding a new crease to call home. Henrik Sedin’s connection with newcomer Byron Bitz is worth watching.

Gameday report: Vancouver Canucks Henrik Sedin foot status

Henrik Sedin

NWSB Managing editor and Vancouver Canucks blogger “Q” tells us Henrik Sedin, who has played in 552 consecutive regular-season games, told Team 1040 radio that the CT scan he had on Wednesday did not reveal any issue. It is not known if he will be available for Thursday’s game against the Northwest Division rival Minnesota Wild.

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.

Breaking! What in the world is wrong with the Canucks Chris Higgins?

Chris Higgins

Vancouver Canucks insider The Flying V – Kevin Vanstone has put on his Inspector Clouseau cap this week and has broken the Chris Higgins mystery illness wide open. Thanks to the wonders of public WiFi and unencrypted networks, NWSB has obtained emails exchanged between Higgins and Head Coach Alain Vigneault dating back over the last week, giving insight into the New York native’s unique injury.

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