NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith today was suspended by the NHL for five games for his cheap shot elbow on the Canucks all star forward Daniel Sedin. The suspense for the suspension will be nothing compared to the suspense for the announcement of Daniel’s injury and whether we’re talking days, weeks, or even months.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac weighs in with on the emergence of young defenseman Chris Tanev. He points out his stats are meagre on the offensive end with only two assists in 18 games but Tanev’s game is one where he needs to be watched daily to truly appreciate the sense of calm, thoughtfulness, and perception he brings to his positional play.
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.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 74 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks vs. Dallas Stars. Cory Schneider deserved a shutout versus Dallas last night but in the end Mason Raymond had a goal and an assist as the Canucks beat the Dallas Stars 2-1. Schneider made several big saves in the opening period, including big stops on snap shots by Loui Eriksson and Michael Ryder.
It’s NWSB Canucks Insider C-mac coming at you with the ALL-2000′s Canucks team. Who makes a return to the lineup? Markus Naslund perhaps? How about Captain Canuck Trevor Linden? What about between the pipes? I wonder if Dan Cloutier made the roster. Probably not. We gave the nod obviously to Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider.
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.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac tells Canucks nation to put down there emergency response kits and relax. The team has slumped yes, but playing just .500 hockey for the remaining games would most likely still guarantee the second seed in the Western Conference. The cast that reached the final is still largely intact. Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Alex Burrows will turn it around.
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 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.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 62 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and the New Jersey Devils. The Canucks won the game 2-1. Aaron Rome opened the scoring at 8:44 of the first period after cleaning up a loose puck following fellow defenseman Chris Tanev’s shot. Cory Schneider came up with several sensational stops against the Devils, outplaying Martin Brodeur.
Vancouver sports blogger Riley Trottier weighs in with his Vancouver Canucks weekly three stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through February 15th of the Vancouver Canucks 2011-12 campaign. Roberto Luongo, Dan Hamhuis, and David Booth. With a tip of the cap for goal of the week going to Booth as well. Watch the Canucks highlights video in HD.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Thursday to the Detroit Red Wings. Tough night for Vancouver defense. Dan Hamhuis looked ordinary. Plus we’ve seen this movie before, sometimes with Andrew Alberts and sometimes with Aaron Rome, and it doesn’t work. Bad chemistry back there.