NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac weighs in with his top ten signs that your Canucks paranoia is finally getting to you. At last your paranoia is real and justified. You finally drank the Tony Gallagher Kool-Aid. You are ready to exchange Mike Gillis for Brian Burke once more. You are ready to trade Henrik Sedin & Daniel Sedin for the Kardashians.
It’s NWSB Canucks Insider C-mac coming at you with the ALL-2000′s Canucks team. Who makes a return to the lineup? Markus Naslund perhaps? How about Captain Canuck Trevor Linden? What about between the pipes? I wonder if Dan Cloutier made the roster. Probably not. We gave the nod obviously to Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider.
NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall debuts a new column: Canucks Birthday Presents. It will be a running theme featuring the best birthday presents one can buy for each player’s birthday as they come along. First up: newly acquired D-man Marc-Andre Gragnani. What are you waiting for? This is just a synopsis…click the link!
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges takes the opportunity to introduce Canucks fans to Marc-Andre Gragnani. The defenseman acquired in the Cody Hodgson deal with Buffalo. His defensive game is rather limited but at 24, Gragnani only has 61 NHL regular season games under his belt, 46 of them this year where he has a respectable 16 points.
Richard Hodges one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers points out its a challenge to find the best line-mate for Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin. Makes you wish there was a third brother. Cherish the skill of the third twin, because we may never see it in Vancouver. Between Trent Klatt, Anson Carter, Jason King, Taylor Pyatt and of course Alex Burrows, the Sedins’ linemates have had more hustle than pure skill.
It makes you wonder what the twins could do with talent on that wing…
Vancouver Canucks blogger Carolyn Smith breaks down the reasons why she thinks Canucks rookie forward Cody Hodgson is studworthy. For starters, Being named one of 12 rookies to participate in the 2012 All-Star game in Ottawa is a high honour. He’s been through the ringer, last season, Hodgson was called up to the NHL and sent back to the AHL several times. It built toughness.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodgers reports Byron Bitz has been placed on waivers after “he cleared himself ready to play,” according to Alain Vigneault. “He’s been in Chicago for three weeks now practicing with the team. President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have re-assigned right wing Mark Mancari to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL as well.
On Saturday Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis pulled the plug on a big trade. David Booth come to Vancouver and going to Florida are Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm. Booth and Kesler both played on the 2001-02 U.S. junior national team and should fit nicely alongside countrymen (and ex Florida teammate) Chris Higgins on the Canucks second line.