Future Forecast: A look ahead at the Canucks Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Chris Higgins. it’s part 4 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. Mitch thinks Higgins is the most underrated of the Canucks forwards. Though he’s not sure there is any urgency for Vancouver to extend Higgins before his deal is up.

Future Forecast: A look ahead at the Canucks Alex Burrows

Alex Burrows

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Alex Burrows. it’s part 3 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. Mitch expects Burrows, like some of the other core players Vancouver have locked up, to take a slight pay cut to stay here. He’ll score goals, kill penalties, make plays and take the body.

Could the Canucks’ Nicklas Jensen be the next Gabriel Landeskog?

Nicklas Jensen

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.

Future Forecast: A look ahead at the Canucks Manny Malhotra

Manny Malhotra

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Manny Malhotra. it’s part 2 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. Unfortunately for the Canucks and Malhotra, he suffered a devastating injury on March 16th, 2011. A deflected puck caught Manny above the right eye. Then Manny’s first year back wasn’t his best.

Future Forecast: A look ahead at the Canucks Alex Edler

This is a big year for Alex Edler.

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Alex Edler. it’s part 1 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. It’s hard to gauge what Edler would be worth or even command on the open market. With Kevin Bieksa, Dan Hamhuis and now Jason Garrison in the mix what’s his ceiling?

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.

Schneider signs new $12m 3-year contract with Vancouver Canucks

Cory Schneider

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger is back from camping in the Strathcona Park wilderness and reports on the BIG news today out of Vancouver that the Canucks have locked up 26 year old netminder Cory Schneider to a 3-year $12 million dollar contract. Seems like one more final nail in the coffin for Roberto Luongo’s stay in Vancouver. A well deserved raise for Schneidz.

Past or present Canucks Brendan Gaunce will remind you of

stan smyl canucks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Reggie Gill weighs in with some opinion of who 2012 NHL Draft pick Brendan Gaunce will remind you of Canucks fans. Artem Chubarov, Stan Smyl, Manny Malhotra, Cody Hodgson are all names that come to mind of current or past Canucks. All have that “something” that reminds us of a part of Gaunce’s game.

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

2012 offseason: Vancouver Canucks prospect watch Nicklas Jensen

Nicklas Jensen

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac weighs in with the first Canucks player we will evaluate, as part of a series on the organization’s top prospects in the 2012 NHL off-season is the second Dane in the Vancouver organization Nicklas Jensen. Jensen was promoted to the Chicago Wolves minor league affiliate of the Canucks this spring.

The Captain Obvious reasons the Canucks are leaning towards Cory Schneider

Cory Schneider

Kevin weighs in with the first half of an NWSB debate in which we ask who should the Vancouver Canucks keep in town…Cory Schneider or Roberto Luongo? While Luongo is a proven winner and has been given a raw deal in Vancouver, there are a number of reasons for the Canucks to feel comfortable relying on Cory as the goaltender of the future. Mike Gillis knows who he wants we know that.

Keith Ballard escapes the Vancouver Canucks doghouse

Keith Ballard

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac tells us In a sea full of negative player ratings for the Canucks against LA, Keith Ballard has maintained an even zero rating following their first win. Ballard’s stop/start year looked to have cemented another disappointing run with Vancouver. It’s turned around for him.

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