A Tale of Two Coaches

NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke weighs in on how the 2013-14 campaign has panned out for John Tortorella and Alain Vigneault, as they adapt to their new clubs. A fair critique of Tortorella is laid out, while an appreciation for the old bench boss is also prevalent.

Canucks Conversations: Josh & Kev’s NHL All-Star Game Fantasy Mock Draft

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 had their own 2012 NHL all star game mock draft. Team Daniel Alfredsson vs. Team Zdeno Chara, it should be quite the spectacle. Please pick up your cheese gift basket on your way out the door.

Hey Vancouver! Do you like Italians or Redheads more?

Vancouver Canucks blogger weighs in with his update #2 on the goaltending situation in Van-City. These are two guys who shared the Jennings Trophy last year only because Robert Luongo made sure Cory Schneider got his 25 starts. The Canucks didn’t get where they are today by making rash decisions and rocking the boat. The reality of the situation is simple when you put down the NHL12 controller.

Canucks Luongo catching heat for endorsing Playnow.com online poker site

Vancouver sports beat blogger Carolyn Smith reports on the B.C. Lottery Corporation news this week that they have partnered with Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo to promote their PlayNow.com legal online poker games. Giving anyone with an account on the website a chance to play against the Vancouver goalie.

Game 6 Wrap-Up: Vancouver Canucks blasted by Rangers 4-0

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 6 matchup between the New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks. Despite the return of Ryan Kesler to the Canucks’ lineup the home team was unable to manage the puck behind Henrik Lundqvist who pitched an impressive 40-save shutout from the Rangers’ crease. Hightlight on Rick Rypien night was Kevin Bieksa fighting Brandon Dubinsky.

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