The Round Up! What we’ve learned about the Mariners in spring training

Mariners Spring Training Analysis

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us what we all want to know. The Mariners are a couple of weeks into Spring Training, offensive efforts have been embarrassing to fans over the past few years but the middle of the order is looking much more solid than last season and there has yet to be a single pitch thrown. Ichiro Suzuki and Felix Hernandez are leading this team along with Eric Wedge.

State of the Canucks – Weekly notebook | February 23rd

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. The trade deadline is near. Like Byron Bitz, Keith Ballard has proven to be a valuable member of the Canucks while in the lineup, but recent concussion-like symptoms has brought Vancouver’s blue line depth into question. Is Mike Gillis looking to spend some money at the deadline?

State of the Canucks – Weekly notebook | February 17th

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Chris Higgins’ return to the lineup on Wednesday woke up the Canucks. Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin square off against #1 most easily intimidated player Phil Kessel in a battle of the bully victims Saturday at Rogers Arena. Toronto native Chris Tanev will play Saturday night.

State of the Canucks – Weekly notebook | February 9th

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider have both consistently posted strong performances from the Canucks’ crease this season, and with every game played the backup becomes closer and closer to finding a new crease to call home. Henrik Sedin’s connection with newcomer Byron Bitz is worth watching.

State of the Canucks – Weekly notebook | February 3rd

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. The Canucks recently announced a partnership with The Fan Zoo, a Vancouver-based sports memorabilia company. With former teammate Rick Rypien in mind close friend Kevin Bieksa was particularly involved in the creation of Mindcheck.ca. Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Alex Edler and Cody Hodgson are at the All star game.

State Of The Canucks – Weekly Notebook | January 26th

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. The Canucks recently announced a partnership with The Fan Zoo, a Vancouver-based sports memorabilia company. With former teammate Rick Rypien in mind close friend Kevin Bieksa was particularly involved in the creation of Mindcheck.ca. Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Alex Edler and Cody Hodgson are at the All star game.

State Of The Canucks – Weekly Notebook | January 19th

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Roberto Luongo is clearly capable of stealing points for his team here and there. David Booth returned to action Sunday against Anaheim but did little to inspire his team in a disappointing 4-2 loss to the Ducks. Sami Salo is progressing steadily under the NHL’s concussion protocol. Chris Tanev got called up this week.

State Of The Canucks – Weekly Notebook | January 12th

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin, Alex Edler, and Cody Hodgson make the 2012 NHL All Star Game. Sami Salo is out with a concussion after a brutal hit by Boston Bruins cheap shot artist Brad Marchand, the Canucks prevailed 4-3 in a brutal game against the Bruins that featured a first period brawl.

State Of The Canucks – Weekly Notebook | January 5th

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin have been especially strong over the past several games, Roberto Luongo could start Saturday in Boston. Forward Byron Bitz was waived by the Vancouver Canucks earlier this week in order for him to be sent down to the Chicago Wolves The radio shows have had lots to talk about this week.

State Of The Canucks – Weekly Notebook | December 23

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Wednesday What a week. Controversy erupted Wednesday after Detroit’s Niklas Kronwall levelled Ryan Kesler with one of his signature body checks, causing Kesler to skate after Kronwall despite the presence of two referees between the two players. The radio shows have had lots to talk about this week.

State Of The Canucks – Weekly Notebook | December 15

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Wednesday Head Coach Alain Vigneault and big talker Kevin Bieksa shot back at Dave Bolland, backing up Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin and their supreme talent. Cody Hodgson was hit hard by Nick Foligno in Saturday’s game against the Senators.

State Of The Canucks – Weekly Notebook | December 8

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Roberto Luongo appears to be alright after taking a puck in the throat off the stick Gabriel Landeskog Tuesday. David Booth will miss four to six weeks after getting caught with a knee-on-knee hit. An MRI showed a labrum tear in Aaron Volpatti’s shoulder, he’s done for the year.

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