Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. The Nuckleheads have lost two straight at home in regulation for the first time since November 2010. Not 2011; 2010! Zack Kassian has found a little chemistry on the 2nd line but where will he slot in against Winnipeg? Can Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin bump their slumps?
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 points out Cody Hodgson asked for a trade from the Canucks organization. You can claim that Rich Winters may have been the more interested party in a trade with camp Cody, but at the end of the day Cody Hodgson’s career is Cody Hodgson’s. The Canucks are happy with Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani. So long Coho.
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.
Hosh Jall, our Vancouver Canucks insider finally has things straightened out since Zack Kassian recorded two points against Buffalo. When things are going the right way and not reversed, JOSH says that Roberto Luongo and Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars would make for a very interesting goaltending 1st round matchup. Also, what’s this noise about Josh and gelatin? Ryan Kesler loves it…or the Sedins are made of it?
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Saturday night to the Buffalo Sabres. After a weekend of crushing the Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers, Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin are apparently not over their slump one bit. CBC announcer Mark Lee, whose salary I pay, is a horrible commentator.
Vancouver sports blogger Riley Trottier weighs in with his Vancouver Canucks weekly three stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through March 3rd of the Vancouver Canucks 2011-12 campaign. Zack Kassian, Cody Hodgson, and Cory Schneider , and Ryan Kesler with a nice second period goal are our stars of the week. Watch the Canucks highlights video in HD.
NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider usual preview isn’t so usual this time. With the trade for Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani from the Buffalo Sabres and of Cody Hodgson’s return Saturday night on Hockey Night In Canada, Josh delves into the most controversial topic in Vancouver Canucks nation as we speak. What was Mike Gillis thinking is what Josh asks. What can you do to show your disdain towards the trade?
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges begs the question do the Canucks really miss Buffalo Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff? For Ehrhoff to be an offensive dynamo, he had to be played on the left side. This complicated things for Alex Edler who had no choice but to play the right side since Dan Hamhuis and Kevin Bieksa’s bromance is too strong to split apart.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Thursday night over the St. Louis Blues. Was this hockey or soccer? nil-nil after 45 minutes? All of a sudden, the Canucks have 9 goals in 6 games which is about the pace they had during the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. Alex Burrows and Chris Higgins finally scored to ice this game for Van City.