Slow Canucks news day. Burke denies Luongo to Toronto rumors

Roberto Luongo

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in on the NHL news this week from Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke. Straight from the horses’ mouth, or from the bottom of a bottle of fine scotch, Leafs GM and hater of fancy stats, Burke has refuted claims that there is a deal in place that would see current Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Lockout Blues? Frustration turns up the shapheat for Canucks fans

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “the Flying V” Vanstone weighs in with another lockout post today. He points out a bitter October without NHL hockey has left fans across the league irritable and irrational, and as winter fast approaches the thought of another no-puck November has raised off-season emotions to an all-time high. Please bring hockey back soon.

Lockout Blues Episode 2: A hockey-free Halloween for Canucks fans

Zack Kassian

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “the Flying V” Vanstone weighs in tonight on Halloween night. Kev points out thanks to Sean McIndoe fans we have Gary Bettman’s Halloween party to cheer them up, and Zack Kassian looks hilarious in a hotdog suit, but the end of October just doesn’t feel the same to him this season. Please bring hockey back soon.

*My* five Vancouver Canucks benefiting from the NHL lockout

Zack Kassian

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges points out today it’s nice to see the framework of a 50/50 deal finally floating around but because the two sides can’t agree on the dollar figure that will be split, we’ve now lost November and the Winter Classic is hanging in the balance. He looks at some Canucks who are benefiting from the lockout which today. Ryan Kesler, Roberto Luongo, Zack Kassian, Jason Garrison make the list.

Great reasons I was looking forward to watching 2012 Canucks camp

eddie lack canucks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in today from his depressed life that includes the 2012 NHL Lockout. He wants you to know the five things he was really looking forward to seeing at the Canucks 2012 training camp. Jason Garrison, the Vets, Zack Kassian, Kevin Connauton, Keith Ballard, Jordan Schroeder and the Canucks youth movement make Mitch’s sad list. Enjoy…

Attention Canucks fans! All hail Dan Cloutier

Dan Cloutier

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges is back this week to create a buzz about the latest Canucks news about Dan Cloutier being hired by the organization to be a goaltender coach. Look, it’s giving us something to talk about he says, If you haven’t noticed we’re in a lockout right now where the two sides aren’t even talking to each other yet. Dan Cloutier is all we have for Canucks news right now.

NHL Report: Evander Kane requests trade…Will the Canucks make an offer?

Evander Kane

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck writes about local Vancouver hockey product and current Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane today. Reportedly he’s asked for a trade out of the Peg. The report came courtesy of CTV Regina sports anchor, Julie Stewart-Binks. Mitch says If this rumor of a trade request were true, then Vancouver would be smart to step up and make a bold move in trying to acquire the young sniper.

Moments in time: Canucks fans remember the fearless Rick Rypien

Rick Rypien

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in today on some classic Rick Rypien moments in time today one year to the day since the death of Ryp. He recounts a special goal in this one. Vancouver had many highlight reel goals in 2008/09, but to see Rick Rypien and Darcy Hordichuk combine on a goal was pretty special. Not to mention some good scraps like one with Hal Gill.

One year later: What has changed since the loss of Rick Rypien?

Rypien & Bieksa

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger the Flying V remembers Rick Rypien one year after his tragic death. Depression is a deceptive issue, one that rarely manifests itself publicly, instead secluding the mind to the dark recesses found behind a fake smile. In the macho-man world of professional hockey, there seems to be little room for talk about depression, a disease still perceived by many to be a simple weakness.

Another NHL lockout? We don’t need no stinkin’ lockout!

kesler canucks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points weighs in today on a possible NHL lock out coming up in 2012, plus how it effects the Vancouver Canucks. From today there are 37 days until an agreement has to be reached. Remember seven years ago when people thought there would be multiple 11th hour deals before the season and during the lost portions of the season?

Hey Mike! To Huet, or not to Huet? That is the question

Cristobal Huet

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points weighs in today on a possible signing by the Vancouver Canucks Cristobal Huet. While Huet’s numbers haven’t been bad while overseas, it’s a different game than the one in North America. He points out Eddie Lack is ready for the NHL. He thinks this is the least likely, simply because the Canucks have reached out to Huet.

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.

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