NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Reggie Gill weighs in with his ananlysis of the current situation brewing in the NHL 2012 Free Agency headlines. Mainly the news surrounding the Minnesota Wild grabbing Ryan Suter and Zach Parise this week in a HUGE Transaction for them. The NHL’s northwest division just got tougher. Do the Canucks plan to go after Dan Hamhuis’ former teammate Shea Weber from Nashville now?
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger The Flying V – Kevin Vanstone weighs in on the 2012 NHL free Agency news on the Canucks signing Jason Garrison. A “late bloomer,” at first glance, Garrison took his time to craft his game from the blue line after playing forward up to the age of 18 when he joined the Nanaimo Clippers. He is expected to play alongside Alex Edler on Vancouver’s second defensive pairing.
NWSB Managing editor “Q” tells us on the first day of 2012 NHL Free Agency the Vancouver Canucks survived and made it thru losing Sami Salo and Aaron Rome to land Jason Garrison via free agency from the Florida Panthers on Sunday. The 6’2”, 220-pound undrafted defenceman from White Rock BC was signed by the Panthers in 2008 after three seasons with the University of Minnesota Duluth of the WCHA.
NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks hockey writer C-Mac tells us why we should feel good for Willie Mitchell the Vancouver Island BC born hockey player who this week won himself a Stanley Cup. He lists five reasons why Canucks fans can still celebrate Mitchell’s legacy. In hindsight that parting of the ways worked well, between Mitchell and the Canucks, at least for Willie anyways.
NWSB insider C-Mac brings us a Vancouver Canucks moments in time article today detailing the top Vancouver centers in the history of the team. C-Mac states Ryan Kesler is his second best Canucks center of all time, with the Swedish captain Henrik Sedin sitting at first. Kesler will turn 28 on Aug. 31st this year, and should have at least another four prime years.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in on the David Booth bear killing news this week. He asks one simple question. A little press blurb in a media guide or Canucks.com that describes Booth as an “avid hunter” or whatever is a little different than being confronted by his trophy kill on Twitter but what did people expect the final outcome of Booth’s passion for hunting be?
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Sunday night in game five to the LA Kings. Sometime in March, the Canucks stopped the fist-bump bench procession after every goal. I just realized this tonight, but after Henrik Sedin’s goal, it was definitely back. So what exactly happened there? Let’s not talk about this season ever again.
NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac says for all his amazing talents Alex Edler sometimes plays the game, like the old adage goes, as a million dollar player with a 10 cent head. His two egregious puck handling errors, one in each game in these playoffs against the LA Kings, have cost the team in goals against at the most crucial of times. Chris Tanev, Dan Hamhuis, Aaron Rome and Andrew Alberts are shaking their heads.
The Vancouver Canucks handed out their annual team awards before facing the Edmonton Oilers Saturday night, but Josh Hall, our Canucks Insider doesn’t seem to agree with any of them. Henrik Sedin didn’t deserve MVP? Wow, bold statement if I do say so myself. He votes to give Roberto Luongo, Cory Schneider and Cody Hodgson more love…
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer Richard Hodges tells us what it is that goes into being able to answer the question. Why am I a die hard fan of the Canucks?! Rags to riches stories like Alex Burrows inspire us. Roberto Luongo, Mike Gillis, Trevor Linden, 1994, Stan Smyl, Mark Messier, Mike Keenan, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin made us love and hate the team, read on for more…
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac weighs in with on British Columbia born hockey players he’d love to see in a Vancouver Canucks uniform one day. It will probably never happen for any of them but its fine to think about it isn’t it? Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jamie Benn, Shea Weber, Milan Lucic, and Evander Kane all make the list.