The NWSB staff weighs in with their 2013 Vancouver Canucks season player and team predictions. Next up is blogger Kevin Vanstone. The Nucks are very similar to the team we witnessed fall to the LA Kings last April. While the lockout has changed the landscape of the 2013 season significantly, the core personnel in Vancouver remain the same. Kev says Henrik Sedin will edge out his brother Daniel Sedin for the clubs top goal scorer again.
The Vancouver Canucks opened their 2013 training camp over the weekend, beginning a six-day sprint towards opening night on Saturday. While the absence of Ryan Kesler in Vancouver’s top-six provides opportunity for forwards to embrace new roles up front, the Canucks appear to have little room for competition on the blue line.
The NWSB staff weighs in with their 2013 Vancouver Canucks season player and team predictions. Next up is blogger Richard Hodges. As always Richard is very honest. He points out the Canucks are the two-time reigning President’s Trophy champions and they have all that high-end talent and Roberto Luongo could return something very nice but this feels like a trap year to him.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “the Flying V” Vanstone tells us the Nucks have less than a week to prepare for the beginning of the regular season and will be moving quickly through a compressed training camp to round out a roster suitable for Saturday night’s home opener. Ready to bet? Cory Schneider faces 10-1 odds of winning the Vezina according to Play Now, edging out Mike Smith, Carey Price, and Ryan Miller.
It’s time for another Coffee Shop post on the NWSB. Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in today with a fun post on the Best hockey playing province, NHL pro’s style. He’s long believed that a tournament of the provinces would be a fantastic idea. BC would have Jamie Benn, Milan Lucic, Evander Kane, Andrew Ladd, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Kyle Turris, and Ryan Johansen for starters.
NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us what we can expect from Kevin Bieksa and his buddies in the Canucks vs. UBC charity hockey game coming up soon in Vancouver. Let’s face it, hockey in Vancouver is stressful. Every game is the biggest game of the year, and every reputation is based on the most recent shift. Can Cory Schneider, Daniel Sedin, and Henrik Sedin have fun?
NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us once again with the NHL lockout drying up the income for NHL players could start to dwindle. He points out the more desperate Andrew Alberts, Kevin Bieksa, Cory Schneider, Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows will be to get some revenue. Last week we looked at the “ideal” odd jobs the Canucks would be getting. These are the “Desperate” jobs.
NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us with the NHL lockout drying up the income for our beloved players they’ll have to look elsewhere for money. He points out with making NHL money comes fancy lifestyles and not slumming it in economy class when you fly to Las Vegas which means the longer the lockout goes on, the more desperate Cory Schneider, Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler will be to get some revenue.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points out five key reasons why today is a good day for the Canucks after re-signing Alex Burrows. In seven NHL seasons, all with the Canucks, Burrows has 139 goals and 131 assists in 522 games. Burrows, 31, was entering the final season of a four-year contract and would have been an unrestricted free agent following the 2012-13 season. He got a no trade clause too.
NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some more thoughts on the Canucks non-roster sheet for Weber, As well as an in depth look at the top six Canucks defenseman currently on the Vancouver roster. Dan Hamhuis, Alex Edler, Kevin Bieksa, Keith Ballard, Chris Tanev, and Jason Garrison. Kevin Connauton has made strides in the minors.
NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Manny Malhotra. it’s part 2 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. Unfortunately for the Canucks and Malhotra, he suffered a devastating injury on March 16th, 2011. A deflected puck caught Manny above the right eye. Then Manny’s first year back wasn’t his best.
NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Alex Edler. it’s part 1 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. It’s hard to gauge what Edler would be worth or even command on the open market. With Kevin Bieksa, Dan Hamhuis and now Jason Garrison in the mix what’s his ceiling?