NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points to a few reasons why the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat should be the franchise targeted by the Current Vancouver Canucks owners the Aquilini Investment Group. If the Canucks AHL affiliate was in Abbotsford, the recall of players is much speedier for home games and even road games in Western Canada. Good news for Kevin Connauton, Billy Sweatt, and possibly Eddie Lack.
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.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the first M’s game of the series versus the Chicago White Sox. We’re not sure what’s wrong with Felix Hernandez, but it’s time he starts working the kinks out. The King had a tough start tonight, needing 85 pitches to get through just 5 innings. Eric Wedge said that Brandon League was no longer the closer. He came in in the sixth.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox. Tonight at U.S Cellular Field in Chicago its Game 54 . The pitching matchup features Mariners RH Felix Hernandez (4-4, 3.17 ERA) vs. White Sox RH Jake Peavy (6-1, 3.07 ERA). Peavy has a challenge quieting a Seattle offense that has scored 31 runs over two games.
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.
NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us news of potential major changes at Oregon State University. Men’s hoops coach Craig Robinson may be lured close to his hometown to take the reigns at Illinois while the Beavers star player Jared Cunningham could easily join the NBA ranks if he desires. This could lead to a big trail of tears in Corvallis.
Richard Hodges puts future Vancouver Canucks hopeful defenseman Kevin Cannauton under the spotlight. In 2012 Connauton has shown signs of taking his game to the next level under the watchful eye of Craig MacTavish, an AHL coach with a luxury of NHL experience. It appears Kevin is a kid with that raw skill set, and a highly intelligent and determined player.
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Tuesday Chicago Blackhawks vs. Canucks matchup preview. Tuesday 7:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. Fight night? Unlikely. Dan Carcillo being out for the season with a knee injury and Dale Weise and Keith Ballard won’t know who to drop them with. Patrick Kane vs. Ryan Kesler should be a good tilt though.
Free NFL Betting Odds & Picks for the Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears week 15 NFL matchup. The Seahawks are a 3.5 point underdog. The over/under is 35.5. The Hawks are an unflattering 2-4 SU and ATS in their last six games at Soldier Field. Brian Urlacher will look to contain the NFL’s hottest RB Marshawn Lynch, and Tarvaris Jackson who has now tossed at least one touchdown in his last four games.