Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Monday night over the Oilers. Richard says in this game for about 58 minutes, the Vancouver Canucks slogged through a muddled effort that looked like they had left their skateguards on. The Oilers were just flying. One big negative. When Ryan Kesler and David Booth get back, Chris Higgins will find himself squeezed out of the top six. Nice goal Chris Tanev.
Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers Feb 4 matchup. Richard points out Ryan Kesler took part in his first practice and has been cleared for contact. There’s still no certain return date. The extroverted Nail Yakupov is adjusting to the NHL fast, with three goals and an assist in his last four games. Richard picks the Canucks to win tonight and says let’s just assume Zack Kassian gets on the scoresheet somehow. Roberto Luongo starts.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck reports today on the news going on in Nucks land after 2 games of the 2013 shortened season. The downside. Andrew Ebbett. For Mitch Ebbett has been non-existent, both at five-on-five and on the power play. He’s a -1 and has no shots on goal. Mitch thinks its early but says we got to see a little bit of what Zack Kassian can bring to the table.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with some analysis of what he thinks are the biggest five games on the Canucks 2013 NHL schedule. From games versus the defending champ LA Kings to the grudge match with the Blackhawks its going to be a fun dash to the cup. Can Cory Schneider, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Alex Edler and Dan Hamhuis lead Van city to a cup? WIll Ryan Kesler be back soon?
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck makes some 2013 fearless predictions for our Vancouver Canucks. Mitch thinks the reign is over, the Canucks won’t capture a third straight President’s Trophy. He thinks Zack Kassian has the potential to play more minutes in Vancouver if he can stay consistent and play his game effectively. He thinks Jordan Schroeder may be undersized but he feels like he’ll have a good camp.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in with his top 5 matchups he’s NOT looking forward to watching in 2012 for his Canucks. The 2012 NHL schedule came out a short time ago. A big matchup he doesn’t want to see is Roberto Luongo playing for another team in Rogers Arena, namely the Panthers. He doesn’t want to see Duncan Keith of the Blackhawks either.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Reggie Gill weighs in with his ananlysis of the current situation brewing in the NHL 2012 Free Agency headlines. Mainly the news surrounding the Minnesota Wild grabbing Ryan Suter and Zach Parise this week in a HUGE Transaction for them. The NHL’s northwest division just got tougher. Do the Canucks plan to go after Dan Hamhuis’ former teammate Shea Weber from Nashville now?
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his ananlysis of the Justin Schultz NHL free agency situation. While the addition of Justin Schultz was very intriguing, the Canucks will be just fine without him Richard says. The Canucks are not a club that guarantees playing time to rookies. Just ask Cody Hodgson.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his ananlysis of the Justin Schultz NHL free agency situation. He’s 21, can’t make more than $925,000 on his entry level contract. The Canucks are simply his best shot to win the cup, all other factors aside. The rumoured favourites for Schultz’s services are the, the Oilers, the Blackhawks, the Rangers, and the Maple Leafs.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his top 5 matchups to watch out for this NHL season for the Canucks. The 2012 NHL schedule came out today. The NHL draft is tomorrow. It won’t be long now till October is here right?! Richard predicts the Canucks will be back as Stanley Cup contenders once again, games versus Boston and Milan Lucic will be fun.