Richard Hodges previews the Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks Feb 15 matchup. Richard points out the Canucks Ryan Kesler has been medically cleared to play hockey and could return to the lineup tonight. With Manny Malhotra gone, they’ll need Kesler’s faceoff prowess back fast. Meanwhile in goaltending, Cory Schneider will get between the pipes tonight. Roberto Luongo will sit on the bench. Wondering what if.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines involving Ryan Kesler and his possible first game of the season this week vs. the Dallas Stars on Friday night. While he’s itching to get back into the lineup, you have to admire him for not rushing back like he did last season after only five games. Kesler wasn’t the same player that scored 41 goals and won the Selke award in 2011 during the 2011-12 season.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching for and delivers his winning gameday tips for the Stars vs. Canucks game Friday night. He says in order to win, the Canucks must contain Jaromir Jagr, don’t let him have too much time. And the Canucks are 5-1-1 this season at home, plus they get Ryan Kesler back. Hello Aaron Rome as well.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his thoughts on the player movement this week coming out of Mike Gillis’ office in Vancouver. Gone are longtime d-man Sami Salo, a warrior in Van City for 8+ years. Also Alain Vigneault favorite Aaron Rome. In are hometown boy Jason Garrison and we’re also now hearing ex-Hurricanes D/FW Derek Joslin could be next.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Friday night over the Dallas Stars. Chris Higgins must be excited about the playoffs as well since the winger is doing his best Mikeal Samuelsson in the 2010 playoffs impression over the past week. Tough call for the 3rd spot with guys like Maxim Lapierre, Sami Salo, and Alex Burrows making strong cases.
Is it just me or are the Vancouver Canucks winning but still not getting any credit? Yes, it’s been four in a row now and NWSB Insider Josh Hall says it’s about time we trust the Captain Henrik Sedin. Who will start against the Dallas Stars Friday? Should it be Cory Schneider? He’s the only one to beat them in three tries. Bah humbug to all you bandwagoners. Shame on you.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Thursday night over the Dallas Stars. It was so unexpected that John Shorthouse originally gave Dan Hamhuis credit for the opening goal tap-in before that was Mason Raymond. Even parked four feet in front of the net, it just made more sense if it was Dan Hamhuis.
NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Willie Mitchell was born April 1977 in Port McNeill, British Columbia. The stay at home d-man has been around the NHL, starting with the New Jersey Devils. Read on as Dave tells you about Willie’s journal all the way from Vancouver Island to Los Angeles, California.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Tuesday night to the Dallas Stars. Richard says to see the Stars toe the line and not engage in after-whistle stuff while taking care of business on the ice and win the game was….enviable. Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin were horrible in this one, Roberto Luongo took the loss.
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?