NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “the Flying V” Vanstone weighs in with another lockout post today. He points out a bitter October without NHL hockey has left fans across the league irritable and irrational, and as winter fast approaches the thought of another no-puck November has raised off-season emotions to an all-time high. Please bring hockey back soon.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “the Flying V” Vanstone weighs in tonight on Halloween night. Kev points out thanks to Sean McIndoe fans we have Gary Bettman’s Halloween party to cheer them up, and Zack Kassian looks hilarious in a hotdog suit, but the end of October just doesn’t feel the same to him this season. Please bring hockey back soon.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points weighs in today on a possible NHL lock out coming up in 2012, plus how it effects the Vancouver Canucks. From today there are 37 days until an agreement has to be reached. Remember seven years ago when people thought there would be multiple 11th hour deals before the season and during the lost portions of the season?
The World Championships of Hockey are underway in Finland and Sweden but Vancouver Canucks netminder Cory Schneider is absent from team USA’s roster. Where does he sit with the program that has been beat by Canada in the gold medal game in 2 of the last 3 Olympic mens’ hockey tournaments? Does Schneider have what it takes to be better than Jonathan Quick?
Canucks writer Josh Hall wanted to pay tribute to the brilliant mind of George Lucas, especially given the re-release of Episode 1 in 3D. Who made the list? Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin – R2D2 and C3PO for starters. Stan Smyl as Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Trevor Linden as Luke Skywalker. Check it out and may the puck be with you!
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Monday Vancouver Canucks vs.Phoenix Coyotes matchup preview. 7:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. The Canucks and Coyotes played once this season, back on November 25th, and the Canucks won 5-0. Sami Salo, Ryan Kesler, David Booth, Maxim Lapierre and Alex Burrows all scored en route to a Cory Schneider shutout.
Seattle Washington blogger Clinton Bell tells us to all keep our fingers crossed, and mark your calendars for March 1st. There will be green and gold in Seattle once again! Christopher Hanson, a San Francisco businessman and Seattle native, has recently purchased a lot just south of Safeco Field in Seattle. Plans are to build an arena to attract a NBA franchise and NHL franchise to the city of Seattle.
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Saturday GAME OF THE YEAR Vancouver Canucks vs. Boston Bruins matchup preview. 10:00 a.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. We have Tim Thomas and Roberto Luongo. It’s still up in the air until Friday who will start for Vancouver. We won’t see Aaron Rome laying out Nathan Horton. Rome is out.
It’s always fun when our two insiders sit down for a chat. Two of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers here at NWSB Josh (@vancan19) and Kevin (@flyingVhockey) sat down at their keyboards and discussed who should start in net for the Canucks versus Boston on Saturday. Don’t you even dare say this was scripted. Who starts in net? Roberto Luongo or Cory Schneider?
NHL conference realignment is coming. There’s a lot to digest here, so let’s look at 5 things that stand out for the Vancouver Canucks. Daniel Sedin, and Henrik Sedin, and Roberto Luongo aren’t getting any younger, so less travel will be right up their alley. On Saturday, Hockey Night in Canada revealed a new realignment proposal being pushed hard by Gary Bettman. 48 hours later, it’s been approved by the NHL Board of Governors.