NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks. They host the Phoenix Coyotes in a pivotal Pacific Division battle tonight at Rogers Arena. It is no secret that the Vancouver Canucks have struggled on the power play this season, but in the middle of a team-wide scoring slump the Canucks need to make the most of their opportunities 5-on-4.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges is back to give you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Vancouver’s win over the Phoenix Coyotes. Richard points out where once a tag team of Alex Burrows and Mason Raymond centred the second line and Jordan Schroeder tried to tread water on the third, the Canucks now boast perhaps their most impressive centre depth in the Mike Gillis era. Enter Derek Roy.
Richard Hodges previews the Phoenix Coyotes vs. Vancouver Canucks Feb 27 matchup. Richard says this is the Canucks last game of February as they have a three day break before the Kings are in town on Saturday. They better enjoy those three days because it’s their longest until the end of the year. For the Canucks, Kevin Bieksa is battling his groin while David Booth is sick. Both probably won’t play. Cory Schneider will start in net.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Wednesday night to the Phoenix Coyotes. Enough about the game. Kevin Bieksa was on the Team 1040 yesterday lamenting the lack of noise from the home crowds. I agree. Vancouver fans are brutal. Also, Roberto Luongo, the most consistent Canuck all year, is all of a sudden being blamed. Typical.
Did you miss the Phoenix Coyotes vs. Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night? Ray Whitney had three assists and Mike Smith finished with 39 saves for the Coyotes win. Alexandre Burrows and Ryan Kesler, on the power play, staked the Canucks to a 2-0 lead in the first 10 minutes, but Rostislav Klesla got the Coyotes on the board and they didn’t look back. Roberto Luongo took the loss.
Free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the Phoenix Coyotes vs. Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night matchup. The Canucks are -173 home favorites. The over/under is 5. Dave likes the home team in this one. With both the Coyotes and the Vancouver Canucks in recent funks, look for Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin to step up their game and Ryan Kesler is looking to score in his third straight contest.
NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges fills in for Josh Hall today and runs down the Canucks Wednesday night showdown against the Phoenix Coyotes. Does Daniel Sedin get a goal in this one? We think he does. Do Zack Kassian and Raffi Torres go after each other all night? Ryan Kesler is back. Along with David Booth and a re-energized Chris Higgins.
Did you miss the Phoenix Coyotes vs. Vancouver Canucks game Monday night? A 2-1 shootout win by Van-City. After the teams traded goals during the first, third and fifth rounds of the shootout, Ryan Kesler skated in and wristed a shot past former Canucks backup Jason LaBarbera. Roberto Luongo then denied Boyd Gordon’s backhander to preserve the victory.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 56 matchup between the Phoenix Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks. A 2-1 Canucks shootout victory. The win was Byron Bitz has been a pleasant surprise on Vancouver’s top line alongside the Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin. The Canucks have struggled to ice a solid sixty minutes over their past several games.
Free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames Saturday night matchup. The Canucks are -174 road favorites. Dave likes the upset in this one – Vancouver may have used all of their luck up on the road. Roberto Luongo should get the start on Monday. Jannik Hansen and Cody Hodgson have just one point in their last five games.