Moments in time: Canucks fans remember the fearless Rick Rypien

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in today on some classic Rick Rypien moments in time today one year to the day since the death of Ryp. He recounts a special goal in this one. Vancouver had many highlight reel goals in 2008/09, but to see Rick Rypien and Darcy Hordichuk combine on a goal was pretty special. Not to mention some good scraps like one with Hal Gill.

One year later: What has changed since the loss of Rick Rypien?

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger the Flying V remembers Rick Rypien one year after his tragic death. Depression is a deceptive issue, one that rarely manifests itself publicly, instead secluding the mind to the dark recesses found behind a fake smile. In the macho-man world of professional hockey, there seems to be little room for talk about depression, a disease still perceived by many to be a simple weakness.

Flying V’s hat trick: Canucks clinch Presidents’ trophy

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 82 matchup between the Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks. He scored a beauty on Saturday night. David Booth was named the Canucks’ most exciting player previous to Saturday’s action against the Oilers. Roberto Luongo responded to his critics with a calm and confident performance.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Saturday night over the Edmonton Oilers. It was overshadowed by the Presidents’ Trophy, but Roberto Luongo picked up his fifth shutout of the year and 60th of his career in an admittedly quiet night for the Oilers offensively. David Booth had a number o glorious chances as he used his speed.

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.

Game 5 Wrap-Up: Canucks squeak by Oilers 4-3

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 5 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers’ young guns gave the Vancouver Canucks all they could handle, but in the end Sami Salo, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin made the difference. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins who had a hat trick, Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, and Magnus Paajarvi couldn’t keep up.

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