Good News! The Canucks will turn it around!

San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke takes a look at the Vancouver Canucks underlying numbers and determines that they are a considerably better hockey team than their record would indicate. Using possession metrics and graphs, J.D. shows that the Canucks have actually been controlling play for the majority of this streak and by all means should turn it around and work their way back into the playoff picture. Get it in gear Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler.

Where does Mike Santorelli fit long term with Van City?

Mike Santorelli Thomas Greiss

NWSB blogger & insider J.D. Burke explores Mike Santorelli’s early production and determines it’s sustainability and where it will land him, long-term, with the Canucks. Advanced stats, graphs and even ordinary stats are used to accurately display a picture of whether this season is a flash in the pan or the mean. J.D. argues that Santorelli is best suited for third line duties, and presents valid reasoning to boot.

The Flying V: Chris Higgins…at least he played decent this year

Christopher Higgins

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer The Flying V has returned to…writing? The Rock would be proud. Part 2 of Kev’s Well…at least he played decent this year series. This time, the top 5 reasons why Vancouver Canucks fans should be optimistic about the future of Chris Higgins with the Canucks. Higgins managed 18 goals and 25 assists through 71 games.

The Flying V: Jannik Hansen…at least he played decent this year

Jannik Hansen

The wait has been arduous but FINALLY, The Flying V has returned to…writing? The Rock would be proud. Part 1 of Kev’s Well…at least he played decent this year series. This time, the top 5 reasons why Vancouver Canucks fans should be optimistic about the future of Jannik Hansen with the Canucks. He’s the honey badger, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t care.

Reunited Sedin brothers have five keys to 2012 NHL playoff success

Sedins

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac is back to tell us if Vancouver is to become just the fourth team in NHL history to recover from a 3-0 game deficit then Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin must lead the way. They must fine tune their clean entries in five-on-five play again to limit LA’s defensive tendencies. They must continue to lead and inspire their teammates with their calmness, patience and hard work ethic.

Henrik Sedin and Max Lapierre cue a new Canucks drinking game

Canucks Drinking Game

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac is back with a fun read with a topic he knows an awful lot about. A drinking game. The Vancouver Canucks are the hottest team in the NHL right now. If the playoffs started tonight they’d be in first place in the Western conference and have a #1 seed. He ponders the new look line of Maxim Lapierre, Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows, and how many hangovers they can cause him to have.

Rational and irrational anger: Riley’s rants and raves

Canucks Rant

Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. What makes him angry about the Canucks and NHL this week? The Canucks could lose every remaining game and still win their division. That’s not skill, that’s luck. It’s not all the Canucks who are playing badly, just Roberto Luongo, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Kevin Bieksa, Mason Raymond and Alex Burrows among other.

Rational and irrational anger: Riley’s rants and raves

Canucks Rant

Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. What makes him angry about the Canucks and NHL this week? Mike Gillis and the 2012 NHL trade deadline. Most notably the Cody Hodgson for Zack Kassian trade. He’s gone back and forth on this trade roughly 200 times in the past two days. he hated it, than he liked it, than he was unsure.

Move over Mel Gibson: The Canucks are the real Road Warriors

David Booth

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac points out with a win over Detroit last night in the battle for NHL Western Conference supremecy most importantly and certainly most impressively, the Canucks broke the back of the Wings’ 23 game home winning streak, coming out victorious in a thriller comprising a lofty total of 79 shots between the two teams. David Booth playing at home an Alex Burrows had great games.

Rational and irrational anger: Riley’s rants and raves

Canucks Rant

Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. What makes him angry about the Canucks and NHL this week? Roberto Luongo. You know how bad he is in shootouts? He’s won the last two but that’s not important. .957, .930 and .938 his past three games? David Booth, what an awful trade. So what if that injury wasn’t his fault?

Rational and irrational anger: Riley’s rants and raves

Canucks Rant

Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. What makes him angry about the Canucks and NHL this week? Where does he begin. Keith Ballard. Mike Gillis must trade him NOW. The 2012 NHL All Star game is frustrating as all heck to watch. The Sidney Crosby injury saga. The list goes on.

Rational and Irrational Anger: Riley’s Rants and Raves

Canucks Rant

Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. What makes him angry about the Canucks and NHL this week? Where does he begin. Bruins vs. Canucks smacktalk of course. Tim Thomas. It’s not about honoring President Barak Obama, its about honoring the President of the United States. This was both stupid and pointless.

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