NWSB insider and Mariners blogger Jon Irwin gives his rundown of the Seattle Mariner’s defensive lineup in 2013. For a team like Seattle, defense is imperative. The team enters 2013 with an improved lineup, but pitching remains the biggest competitive advantage; meaning it needs a good defense. Headlining this year’s group of gloves is Brendan Ryan and Franklin Gutierrez.
NWSB Inside and Seattle Seahawks blogger Matt Church weighs in with a Seahawks Player Profile on Jason Jones. Jones’ primary role as a pass rusher will be in the nickel defense. He has the potential to be a great replacement for Raheem Brock as well if they use him outside in pass rush situations. Of course more than likely he’ll line up inside on third downs.
C-Mac asks a tough question; one of many to come this off-season for the Vancouver Canucks. Has Alex Edler reached a tipping point in his career? How much time does he have to turn things around, if any at all? How does he fit into the Canucks D-Core going forward? C-Mac is not talking about landing millions of dollars in an unexpected lottery jackpot, or scoring a date with Sofia Vergara.
NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Willie Mitchell was born April 1977 in Port McNeill, British Columbia. The stay at home d-man has been around the NHL, starting with the New Jersey Devils. Read on as Dave tells you about Willie’s journal all the way from Vancouver Island to Los Angeles, California.
Aidan Chafe tells us NHL season is here. The Vancouver Canucks are looking to get back to the Stanley Cup Finals. Thursday they kick off their 2011-12 campaign against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Rogers Arena. Manny Malhotra and Jannik Hansen return on the third line, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin will play with Alex Burrows, Rookie Cody Hodgson, 21 is being given the daunting task of replacing Ryan Kesler for now…here we go.