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.

Blackhawks Keith gets five game suspension | Canucks Sedin will miss more

Keith suspended 5 games

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith today was suspended by the NHL for five games for his cheap shot elbow on the Canucks all star forward Daniel Sedin. The suspense for the suspension will be nothing compared to the suspense for the announcement of Daniel’s injury and whether we’re talking days, weeks, or even months.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

Canucks vs. Blackhawks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Wednesday night OT to the Chicago Blackhawks. Nevermind the elbow, or the suspension, or Duncan Keith acting like a choirboy, the lasting impact from this game will be the Daniel Sedin concussion effects.

Vancouver Canucks: Beware the slides of March

Canucks Are Playoff bound

NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Richard Hodges tells us the Canucks may have the division and the number two seed locked up but St Louis could be a very very frightening team to face in the West finals, 7-2-1 in their last 10, and would you not want to at least take a shot at wrestling home ice advantage?

Game 73 Canucks vs. Blackhawks: Windy City Rollin’

Canucks vs. Blackhawks

NWSB Vancouver Canucks insider Josh Hall implores fans to be patient in the home stretch. It could be a grind or it could be a snoozefest. Is Ryan Kesler the key to the powerplay being successful? Can Alex Burrows assist in the exorcising of the demons once again versus the Chicago Blackhawks. We’re sure Patrick Kane will have something to say about that.

Minnesota Wild vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

Canucks Sexy Fans

NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Richard Hodges gives his take on what was to love, but mostly hate about the Vancouver Canucks Monday night tilt with the Minnesota Wild. Are the Canucks injured? Maybe they need Dr. Mark Recchi to solve their problems. Bad night had by all. Cory Schneider took the loss making Roberto Luongo look like a star again.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Troy Brouwer

troy brouwer capitals hawks

NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring Vancouver born Troy Brouwer. Brouwer was a thorn in the Canucks’ sides for a couple years with the Chicago Blackhawks but has made his NHL way to Washington, DC. Brouwer is a homegrown talent we can all be proud of…in the big picture. He’s now enjoying life with the Washington Capitals and Alexander Ovechkin.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Andrew Ladd

From Maple Ridge to Winnipeg, Ladd has Succeeded

NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Andrew Ladd was born in Maple Ridge, BC and has a long history of success. His travels took him through the BCHL, WHL and onto the NHL where he has so far won two Stanley Cups in six seasons. He currently plays for the Winnipeg Jets.

NWSB Exclusive: Twitterview with Former Canuck Brad Leeb

Leeb Celebrated what we are assuming is a goal for the Ice Tigers

Josh Hall recently had a NWSB exclusive twitterview with former Vancouver Canucks player and current right winger for the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, Brad Leeb. Leeb spends parts of his off-season in British Columbia and also played in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs. What else did Josh ask Brad? Read on to find out!

The top five possible first-round match-ups for the Vancouver Canucks

Canucks vs. Kings would be a nice first round matchup wouldn't it?

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges counts down the top 5 most likely first round opponents for the Canucks in the 2012 NHL playoffs. Wouldn’t it be nice to see the Kings? They recently acquired Jeff Carter and if he can score, which no other King can apparently do this could be good. Ryan Kesler, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Sami Salo, and Alex Edler would be licking their lips.

Nice Milestones! We countdown the Canucks’ Alex Burrows top 14 goals

Alex Burrows

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges counts down the top 14 goals of Alex Burrows NHL career with video in this article. He had his 500th NHL game this week. It’s quite the achievement for the undrafted ball-hockey player who has blown every expectation pinned to him out of the water. Where would the Canucks be without Alex Burrows using his ball hockey skill?

Thursday Links: Canucks Morning Java

Vancouver Canucks

Josh weighs in with the daily Vancouver Canucks Java. NHL team news for the die hard Nucks fans. Gossip and articles captured on the web for Thursday. NWSportsBeat.com your source for all Vancouver Canucks hockey talk all the time, plus Canucks blog archives…

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