A look into free agency Now that the season is over it is time to look towards the future. As good as the 2012 Seahawks team was there is a good chance the 2013 team will be better, if they add the right pieces. Of course injuries can effect an entire season. Last week I [...]
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger is back inside from laying out in the Victoria sunshine. Teachers and their summers off. He reports on the BIG news this week out of Vancouver that the Canucks have locked defenseman Jason Garrison via free agency from the Florida Panthers. Garrison has less than 3 full years of playing time leading to a fair inexperience factor, but he does bring size with a 6’ 2” frame that packs a solid 220 lbs.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger The Flying V – Kevin Vanstone weighs in on the 2012 NHL free Agency news on the Canucks signing Jason Garrison. A “late bloomer,” at first glance, Garrison took his time to craft his game from the blue line after playing forward up to the age of 18 when he joined the Nanaimo Clippers. He is expected to play alongside Alex Edler on Vancouver’s second defensive pairing.
NWSB Managing editor “Q” tells us on the first day of 2012 NHL Free Agency the Vancouver Canucks survived and made it thru losing Sami Salo and Aaron Rome to land Jason Garrison via free agency from the Florida Panthers on Sunday. The 6’2”, 220-pound undrafted defenceman from White Rock BC was signed by the Panthers in 2008 after three seasons with the University of Minnesota Duluth of the WCHA.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Matt Church reports today on the 2012 Post draft free agency draft tracker. Only four UDFAs made the team last year, so don’t expect to hear everyone’s name come September (Seattle now has a whopping 11 WRs on the roster). Remember Doug Baldwin folks? He was a UDFA in 2011. Can Jermaine Kearse, Lavasier Tunei, or Rishaw Johnson make the club?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell tells us its the end of the line for Tacoma’s Marcus Trufant in a Seattle uniform. His bad back and lofty salary finally led to the end of his career with his hometown team. Clinton says Marcus Trufant has always been a class act, and he hopes that he continues his career in the same fashion that he played here in Seattle. NOT in the NFC West.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger and 12th man season ticket holder Brett Bivens says even if Peyton Manning is ready to go and play at the level he was at in the 2010 season he is better suited for a team that is a quarterback away from being championship contenders. One that has a window that will close in the next couple years. A team that comes to mind for him is the San Francisco 49ers.
Seahawks beat blogger Matt Larkin is wondering even though Seattle Seahawks Head coach Pete Carroll continues to say he’s comfortable with Charlie Whitehurst and Josh Portis while Tarvaris Jackson is out, isn’t the thought of reuniting with his old USC signalcaller tempting? Carson Palmer, and David Garrard are both available via free agency…