Lockout got you down? *My* top five Canucks moments in time

Rypien vs. Mayers Moments In Time

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in today with some thoughts on the Canucks thru the years in a flashback post detailing his top five moments in time. Number One. Canucks vs. Flames. April 10th, 2010. It was also the first time and unfortunately the last time I got to see Rick Rypien fight in person. A fond and great memory Mitch will always have.

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.

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.

*My* five Canucks games in 2012 I’m not looking forward to…

Roberto Luongo

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in with his top 5 matchups he’s NOT looking forward to watching in 2012 for his Canucks. The 2012 NHL schedule came out a short time ago. A big matchup he doesn’t want to see is Roberto Luongo playing for another team in Rogers Arena, namely the Panthers. He doesn’t want to see Duncan Keith of the Blackhawks either.

It’s a lock folks! Justin Schultz will pick the Vancouver Canucks

Justin Schultz

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his ananlysis of the Justin Schultz NHL free agency situation. He’s 21, can’t make more than $925,000 on his entry level contract. The Canucks are simply his best shot to win the cup, all other factors aside. The rumoured favourites for Schultz’s services are the, the Oilers, the Blackhawks, the Rangers, and the Maple Leafs.

Top 5 games on the Vancouver Canucks schedule in 2012

Vancouver Canucks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his top 5 matchups to watch out for this NHL season for the Canucks. The 2012 NHL schedule came out today. The NHL draft is tomorrow. It won’t be long now till October is here right?! Richard predicts the Canucks will be back as Stanley Cup contenders once again, games versus Boston and Milan Lucic will be fun.

Top 10 Vancouver Canucks 2011-2012 moments in time Part 2

Canucks vs. Bruins

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges, who proclaims he is on permanent vacation has taken a break from lounging on the beach aka his deck to bring us some of the most heartwarming and goofiest moments of the past season for our beloved Vancouver Canucks. Here then are moments 5 to 1. The Duncan Keith hit, the battle in Boston, the Zack Kassian for Cody Hodgson trade and more…

Vancouver Canucks Hockey History: *My* Top 5 Fan Moments in Time

matt cooke

Josh Hall, Vancouver Canucks insider takes a break from looking forward to next season and instead looks back into the past at his favourite Canucks moments from a fan’s perspective. These moments brought people out of their seats and have helped in the creation of Canuck Nation across the globe. Matt Cooke, Dave Babych, Ryan Kesler, Roger Neilson, Alex Burrows all make the list.

The Coach – Vancouver Canucks Alain Vigneault in the spotlight

Alain Vigneault

Canucks blogger Steve Lee brings us a good piece on the Vancouver Canucks today. Head Coach Alain Vigneault is under the spotlight for the Canucks. As the Canucks all time winning coach with a 287-155-50 record, Alain Vigneault has brought the team more success in his six year tenure than any coach prior to 2006.

The under-appreciated Canucks funny man Alain Vigneault

Alain Vigneault

Ho hum! When the Vancouver Canucks wrapped up the Northwest division title last week, hardly anybody cared. Some had bigger goals in mind while others dismissed the Canucks winning the worst division in hockey as an accomplishment akin to walking down the block without tripping and falling on your face. Still, it’s an accomplishment that highlights […]

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.

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