What the Canucks mean to British Columbians province-wide

Chris Higgins

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Bryan McFarlane tells us today that the Canucks are NOT just Vancouver’s team. The entire province of BC holds their collective breath when Van City takes the ice. The Canucks are our cultural glue. We all might disagree on political issues or world issues or the state of the economy, but we can all say in unity that we love our hockey. That Roberto Luongo should be traded or not…etc

Attention Canucks Fans! It’s Shane Doan day at Northwest Sports Beat

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck says to stay tuned to NWSB all day today for news on the potential signing of Shane Doan with the Vancouver Canucks. Shane Doan implemented a September 15th deadline in which he would sign a contract with a new team. Doan has until 2 PM PST to sign a contract in order for it to be registered in time before the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement.

Five guys who must make big strides with Canucks in 2012/13

Jordan Schroeder

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points five players in that must make big strides within the organization in 2012/13. Kevin Connauton, Jordan Schroeder, Zack Kassian, Chris Tanev, and Eddie Lack are the guys he points out. Internal competition brings out the best in everyone. Will it do the same for these Canucks youngsters this year? Who are you looking forward to seeing take strides?

Future Forecast: A look ahead at the Canucks Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Chris Higgins. it’s part 4 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. Mitch thinks Higgins is the most underrated of the Canucks forwards. Though he’s not sure there is any urgency for Vancouver to extend Higgins before his deal is up.

Future Forecast: A look ahead at the Canucks Alex Burrows

Alex Burrows

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Alex Burrows. it’s part 3 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. Mitch expects Burrows, like some of the other core players Vancouver have locked up, to take a slight pay cut to stay here. He’ll score goals, kill penalties, make plays and take the body.

Future Forecast: A look ahead at the Canucks Manny Malhotra

Manny Malhotra

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Manny Malhotra. it’s part 2 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. Unfortunately for the Canucks and Malhotra, he suffered a devastating injury on March 16th, 2011. A deflected puck caught Manny above the right eye. Then Manny’s first year back wasn’t his best.

Future Forecast: A look ahead at the Canucks Alex Edler

This is a big year for Alex Edler.

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Alex Edler. it’s part 1 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. It’s hard to gauge what Edler would be worth or even command on the open market. With Kevin Bieksa, Dan Hamhuis and now Jason Garrison in the mix what’s his ceiling?

NWSB exclusive: Twitterview with Vancouver Giants centreman Anthony Ast

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Josh Hall sat down with Vancouver Giants centre Anthony Ast (from different computers of course) for this exclusive twitterview. Anthony, born in Richmond, dreams of being an NHL’er and by the sounds of it, will do just about anything to fulfill that dream. The 17 year old is on the right track. He says, “I want this to be my life because I can’t imagine doing anything else.” – Perfect answer!

Northwest Athlete Profile: Karl Alzner

Nortwest Player Profile; Karl Alzner.

Dave B. Profiles one of the Northwests own, Defenseman Karl Alzner of the Washington Capitals. Dave tells us how Karl Alzener hails from Burnaby BC, and how he made his way up the ranks of the CHL into the NHL, collecting a captaincy for Team Canada at the World Juniors along the way and how he started his Junior career for the Calgary Hitman.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Joe Sakic

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Dave B. Profiles one of the classiest hockey players of all time, Joe Sakic. The Burnaby born and bred sniper played 20 seasons and now has his number retired by the Colorado Avalanche, the organization he spent his entire career with, including the first few with the Quebec Nordiques. He remains part of the NHL landscape today as Executive Advisor and Alternate Governor for the Avs.

Game 80 Ducks vs. Canucks: Home side looking for story book ending

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How big would it be for the Vancouver Canucks to win out and take a nine game winning streak into the playoffs? How do the players go about their game when their best offensive cog is out indefinitely? Are the Anaheim Ducks worth a second look? NWSB Canucks Insider Josh Hall answers these questions in his preview for the 3rd to last game. Maxim Lapierre is doing his best Daniel Sedin impression currently.

Game 52: Canucks vs. Avalanche ready to rumble in Denver

Roberto Luongo & Cory Schneider

Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Saturday Vancouver Canucks vs. Colorado Avalanche matchup preview. Saturday at 12:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. Daniel Sedin, Ryan Kesler, Henrik Sedin, Alex Burrows, Alex Edler, David Booth, Mason Raymond, Roberto Luongo and/or Cory Schneider it’s time to STEP Up. Lay a beatdown on the Avs. Sincerely, Canucks nation.

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