Healthy blue line, effective forward corps key for Canucks

Cory Schneider, Vancouver Canucks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone is back today to ask could the Canucks surprise the Western Conference and make another lengthy run towards the Stanley Cup? If so, the reigning Northwest Division Champions may need a few favours from the Hockey Gods this time around. Youngster Frank Corrado will need to learn playoff hockey on the fly after playing well in his first three games at the NHL level.

Canucks lesson learned?…fail. Rogers arena crowd?…fail

Luongo & Raymond Short Leash

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac chimes in with his thoughts on the disgrace that was game 1 of the Western conference quarter finals last night in Van City. Fun times ahead? He can’t see Daniel Sedin ready to come back following some less than promising reports on post-practice headaches, so the team needs to focus on staying with five-on-five play in which they looked most comfortable.

Five key playoff lessons learned from 2011 for the Vancouver Canucks

luongo schneider canucks

C-Mac chimes in with his version of a playoff preview for the Vancouver Canucks and tells us which lessons the Canucks hopefully learned from last year’s successful failure, if you will. Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider have to be utilised well but how about the 3rd line? Chris Higgins, Jannik Hansen and Samme Pahlsson have been playing balls out but can they keep it up and when does Coach Vee shake it up?

VanCity reasons to get excited about the impending 2012 NHL playoffs

Canucks Beer bottle

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us from Bandwagon fans, and Hockey Night in Canada’s Jim Hughson, to Vancouver Canucks fan beer consumption, the dreaded overtime, and the juicy first round matchups are things to look forward to for BC and Vancouver hockey fans ready for the 2012 NHL playoffs to being.