Eerie similarities between the Canucks and the LA Lakers

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NWSB Insider Steve Lee takes a look at two franchises that are not living up to expectations: the Vancouver Canucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers are in shambles after a move that was supposed to see Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Dwight Howard leading the way, while the ‘Nucks are in rebuilding mode after trading Robert Luongo.

Gameday Skate: Canucks host Wild as trade deadline looms

Chris Tanev makes his return to the lineup tonight at Rogers Arena.

NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks. Eddie Lack will receive his second consecutive start tonight after a solid performance Wednesday in a 1-0 win over the Blues. After a mediocre start to the season the Minnesota Wild have been making hay in 2014, putting together a 12-4-2 record since the calendar flip. Chris Tanev is expected to return to the lineup.

Gameday skate: Canucks host Blues as teams begin playoff push

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NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks. After backing in to the Olympic break the Vancouver Canucks must begin to turn their season around tonight against the St. Louis Blues. Ryan Kesler is expected to miss tonight’s game, while Kevin Bieksa (bruised foot) and Henrik Sedin (ribs) are game time decisions.

Canucks host Flames in Hockey Day In Canada finale

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The Vancouver Canucks host the Calgary Flames looking to bounce back in the comfortable confines of Rogers Arena after struggling mightily on their recent road trip.

On the Canucks newly found mean streak

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NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke weighs in on the antics surrounding last night’s game with the Los Angeles Kings, and provides insight on the Canucks newly found mean streak. The good, the bad and the ugly… it’s all there, in detail, for your reading pleasure. The Sedins not only aren’t fighters, but they shouldn’t have to be.

Gameday skate: Canucks visit Kings begin another Cali adventure

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The Vancouver Canucks visit the Los Angeles Kings tonight for their fourth meeting of the season opening another California adventure at the Staples Center.

Gameday skate: Canucks host Blues, time to snap 2014 losing streak

It’s never a good sign when the most noticeable forward on the ice is Tom Sestito.

NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks host the St. Louis Blues tonight at Rogers Arena as the home team continues to seek its first win of the calendar year after struggling since the Christmas break. Eddie Lack is expected to start for the Canucks again tonight while Roberto Luongo remains out with an ankle injury. Lack has been solid since taking over part-time for Luongo.

The Canucks Fan Olympic Primer

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NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke takes a look at both former and current Canucks to provide you with a comprehensive primer for the upcoming 2014 Olympic games in Sochi, Russia. Players are listed by status within the organization and nation to provide the perfect Vancouverite’s guide to 2014 Games.

Gameday skate: Canucks host Penguins as Crosby and co. come to town

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NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks host the Pittsburgh Penguins in the return of the golden boy to Rogers Arena. Kevin says both Henrik Sedin and Zack Kassian were banged-up in Sunday’s game against the Ducks it appears Dale Weise and David Booth will sit in lieu of Archibald tonight.

Gameday skate: Canucks hit Honda Center vs Ducks

Roberto Luongo finally speaks out - Photo: Jeff Vinnick

NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks as they remain in search of their first win of the calendar year tonight as they visit the dominant Anaheim Ducks. Roberto Luongo was the Canucks’ best player on Saturday, but was unable to keep the Kings at bay with only a one-goal lead to work with. Luongo stopped 46 of 48 shots faced last night and has certainly earned a night off after a solid performance despite the loss.

Gameday skate: Nucks visit Kings in Luongo’s return

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NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks who will look to bounce back against the Los Angeles Kings Saturday night on Hockey Night In Canada. Jason Garrison has been held without a point for four-straight games heading into tonight’s contest. Roberto Luongo will return to the lineup tonight after missing three games with a groin strain.

Gameday skate: Canucks host Lightning, begin New Year at “The Rog”

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NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks who host the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight to begin the new year with game 42 of the regular season. Eddie Lack is expected to make the start in his third game in four nights tonight against the Lightning. Roberto Luongo was seen practicing with the Canucks early today but isn’t expected to be ready.