NWSB Insider and Managing Editor “Q” weighs in with yet another post on Pavel Bure. The iconic Canucks legend who deserves to have his jersey retired by the Nucks organization. Bure played for 12 seasons in the NHL with the Canucks, Florida Panthers and New York Rangers. He played his first game for the us on November 5, 1991. Owner Francesco Aquilini brought Bure back to Vancouver this week. Vancouver let him know they appreciated him still.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth weighs in on the Terrell Owens signing by the Seahawks on Monday. The man has talent, he has experience, but most of all the man has attitude. Paired up with Sidney Rice, along with Zach Miller and Kellen Winslow at the tight-end positions, the term “towers” comes to mind. Matt Flynn will have his safety nets, no doubt about that. In the words of TO, “Get ya popcorn ready.”
NWSB Rookie Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Alistair Corp brings us his 2012 Seahawks training camp notes from the Pre-season. Day 7 Today the A-man weighs in on that QB competition again. He notes Russell Wilson and Matt Flynn are much better at throwing the ball in stride for the receiver, something Tarvaris Jackson struggles with. Injured Doug Baldwin was doing some light route running, but not sure if he did any team drills.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in on his five good reasons the Ichiro Suzuki trade today with the Yankees is great for the M’s franchise. Ferg says he hates seeing another Mariners superstar end up in pinstripes, but in Seattle we are accustomed to cheering on our favorite players when they are wearing another team’s uniform. It will be fun to see him with Derek Jeter.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac asks the very bang on question today. Does Pavel Bure in the Hall of Fame finally repair his relationship with the Canucks community? Post announcement we learned via twitter and message boards that people were upset with the fact that Bure’s #10 is yet to be retired by the team, unlike Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden and Markus Naslund.
NWSB Insider and Northwest sports blogger Steve Lee tells us another story in our Moments in time series about the legendary Seattle Mariners radio voice Dave Niehaus. Born February 19, 1935 in Princeton, Indiana. Niehaus was massively popular in Seattle, twice being named Washington Sportscaster of the Year. Despite the M’s struggles to qualify for the post season, neither Niehaus or the fans of his broadcasts waviered.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve weighs in on the biggest question mark he sees facing the 2012 Seattle Mariners. Namely Ichiro Suzuki. Ichiro has to work even harder to earn the trust back from the Mariners fan base. 2012 will be a season where he cannot get too comfortable. If he doesn’t adapt this could be his last season in Seattle.
NWSB Seattle Seahawks insider C-Mac tells us about the five Seattle Seahawks veterans that deserve a spot in Canton Ohio in the Pro football hall of fame. Cortez Kennedy is going in, and besides him Walter Jones, Mike Holmgren, Steve Hutchinson, Kenny Easley and Shaun Alexander should also go in one day. Steve Largent is eagerly awaiting their arrival.
Q reports on the best Seattle Seahawks news we’ve heard in a while today. A panel of 44 media members voted today and the inductions are in early August in Canton, Ohio. One name we will hear being called is former All World Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy. He won the 1992 Defensive Player of the Year, on a 1-15 Seahawks ball club. He also made eight Pro Bowls, had 58 sacks. It was time!
NWSB Managing editor “Q” tells us Randy Johnson and Dan Wilson two legendary Seattle Mariners will be inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame on July 28 at Safeco Field, before a game against the Kansas City Royals. Randy and Dan will become the fifth and sixth major leaguers in the Mariners Hall of Fame. Already in are Alvin Davis (inducted in 1997), Dave Niehaus (2000), Jay Buhner (2004) and Edgar Martinez (2007).
Seattle Seahawks blogger and NWSB managing editor “Q” tells us former Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy is a Hall of Fame finalist for the fourth consecutive year. He deserves to be in. In the 1992 season he recorded 14 sacks and 92 tackles. Kennedy was named to the All Pro team 4 times and voted into the Pro Bowl 8 times.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame, the final destination. The goal of every Pro Football Player. The Seahawks came into the NFL in 1976 and while they have 11 playoff appearances and won the NFC title in 2005 they really have only one player in the NFL Hall of Fame. Steve Largent.