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.

Gameday skate: Canucks face Flyers as teams approach midway point

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NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks who host the Philadelphia Flyers in their second and final meeting of the season tonight at Rogers Arena. Look for Eddie Lack to continue to prove himself in Roberto Luongo’s absence tonight against the Flyers.

What did we learn during the Canucks’ dominant December

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NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks recent December form. They lost in regulation for the first time in 20 days last night ending the team’s most impressive winning streak of the year. Eddie Lack has been solid since joining the Canucks. Slowly but surely David Booth has begun to elevate his game. The trio of Ryan Kesler (5,3,8), Mike Santorelli (2,7, 9), and Chris Higgins (4,5,9) have been superb.

Gameday skate: Canucks face Blackhawks at the Madhouse on Madison

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NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks who will be looking to bounce back against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight after being soundly beaten last night in Big D. After replacing Roberto Luongo in the crease last night in Dallas speculation has circulated that backup Eddie Lack will get the start tonight for the Canucks.

Canucks host Oilers in first of back-to-backs tonight at Rogers Arena

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The Canucks take on the Oilers in the first of two back-to-back games tonight with the Boston Bruins waiting patiently for tomorrow’s highly-anticipated tilt.

Gameday Skate: Canucks host Canes in battle of brothers tonight at Rogers Arena

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us Monday’s things to look out for in the Canucks vs. Carolina Hurricanes matchup.The Canucks will go for their fifth-straight win tonight as the Canes hit town for their lone visit of the season. Manny Malhotra is in town. Not to be outdone by Roberto Luongo Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner earned the NHL’s first star of the week

Vanalysis: Gill and Torts excellent adventure

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Ben Lypka breaks down the team’s longest road trip of the season — one that can be considered a resounding success. Ryan Kesler was the most noticeable he’s been in a while, and while playing alongside Henrik Sedin helps, so does six goals and three assists. Just like Kesler, Kevin Bieksa had a bit of a rough start, but he was flying for most of the road trip. Roberto Luongo was also a big difference maker.

Gameday skate: Canucks visit Blues to end their roadie

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us Friday’s five things to look out for in the Canucks vs. St. Louis Blues matchup. The Nucks make the final stop of a seven-game road trip tonight, taking on a Blues team that has been waiting an entire week for the Canucks to come to town. The Canucks are 4-1-1 on the trip so far and would likely be pleased with any points tonight in St. Louis. Eddie Lack will be in net.

2013/14 Canucks predictions: Team leaders and player props

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V’ Vanstone tells us with a new coach, a new team philosophy, and a new starting goaltender, this year’s edition of the Vancouver Canucks may not resemble what fans have come accustomed to with Alain Vigneault behind the bench, but with change comes unbridled optimism. With that being said, below are my predictions for the 2013-14 season. News flash Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin will lead Van City again.

Canucks backup to play large role behind Roberto Luongo

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone is back today to tell us Roberto Luongo will undoubtedly be the Vancouver Canucks’ starting goaltender this season, but the battle to hold his iPad has only just begun. Both Eddie Lack and Joacim Eriksson will get a good look at the backup role during training camp, and the winning candidate can expect a significant regular season workload according to John Tortorella.

Who may surprise at Vancouver Canucks young guns tourney?

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Alex McPhee previews the team’s young guns tournament by giving us a few names to look out for. Zach Hall, Daniel Johnston, Cain Franson, David Pacan and Jesse Mychan all make the list. Joacim Eriksson and Henrik Tommernes also receive mentions.

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