Why Pavel Bure’s jersey doesn’t belong in the rafters

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Ben Lypka weighs in with the latest Canucks news, the retirement of Pavel Bure’s #10. So Ben asks the question, of course, should the Canucks really hang the Russian Rocket’s jersey from the rafters at Rogers Arena? If it were up to Ben, the answer is a big fat no. Even with all of the flash and the flare, Pavel Bure left the Canucks in the wind on more than one occasion. That doesn’t sound like team loyalty…

Canucks Gameday: What Vancouver needs to do to win at Wild

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 Canucks vs. Wild game tonight. He says in order to win, the Canucks need to remember that the Minnesota are still an NHL team and should not be looked down upon just because they are considered to be not as good as some of the other teams Vancouver has faced.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild Game 10 notes, prediction & tweets!

Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild Feb 7 matchup. Richard points out the Canucks are stil without the ambiguously Americam duo of Ryan Kesler and David Booth. He also says Roberto Luongo’s record in Minnesota is not good. 3-9-1, 3.56 GAA, .873 save pct. He’s been pulled three times and hasn’t played in the building since 2010. Prediction. 3-2 Wild in a slogging heartbreaker.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Canucks go out with a wimper versus Wild

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 72 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild. The Wild put together one of their most consistent efforts in months Monday night as Josh Harding made 33 saves in a 2-0 win against the Canucks at Xcel Energy Center. Harding and Cory Schneider dueled back-and-forth all night long.

The Northwest Division: Who Scares the Vancouver Canucks?

NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Richard Hodges breaks it down harder than MC Hammer in his take on who scares the Canucks the most in the Northwest Division. While the Calgary Flames are pressing for a 2012 Playoff Spot, is what they really have to look forward to a promising younf European prospect? How about the Colorado Avalanche or the Minnesota Wild? Richard has the Edmonton Oilers as the front runner for taking down the Canucks in the future.

Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild blog: Love’ em & Hate’ em

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Thursday night over the Minnesota Wild. Just thirteen seconds into the game, Dany Heatley opened the scoring. Most thought Oh-Oh. It seems Byron Bitz is the latest one-week wonder in Vancouver. The ongoing saga of Henrik Sedin’s ankle the past few days has been an interesting one.

Wild vs. Canucks Blog: Love’ Em & Hate’ Em

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win over the Minnesota Wild. Roberto Luongo quietly picked up his first shutout of the year Mike Yeo had the neutral zone clogged all night long. That didn’t stop Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, and Alex Burrows from being AMAZING. Cody Hodgson and Jannik Hansen were special too.

West Coast Express: 5 Reasons to Hate the Ottawa Senators

It’s 2011 Vancouver Canucks vs. Ottawa Senators (West vs. East) smack talk time. Next up is the Sens, and Richard has 5 reasons he can’t stand their hockey team. It seems strange but the Ottawa Senators don’t usually sell out. The problem is they have no identity. What about their fateful decision to keep Wade Redden over Zdeno Chara. How’s that look now?

Game 8 Wrap-Up: Vancouver Canucks Win 3-2 over Wild in OT

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 8 matchup between the Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks. A 3-2 Vancouver win in Overtime. The Canucks continue to thrive on the speed and skill of the Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Ryan Kesler and an active blue line that has propelled the power play and the team to success this season with Keith Ballard, Dan Hamhuis, and Alex Edler.

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