The Vancouver Canucks fall short on Justin Schultz… C’est la vie!

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his ananlysis of the Justin Schultz NHL free agency situation. While the addition of Justin Schultz was very intriguing, the Canucks will be just fine without him Richard says. The Canucks are not a club that guarantees playing time to rookies. Just ask Cody Hodgson.

It’s a lock folks! Justin Schultz will pick the Vancouver Canucks

Justin Schultz

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his ananlysis of the Justin Schultz NHL free agency situation. He’s 21, can’t make more than $925,000 on his entry level contract. The Canucks are simply his best shot to win the cup, all other factors aside. The rumoured favourites for Schultz’s services are the, the Oilers, the Blackhawks, the Rangers, and the Maple Leafs.

2012 WHL Western Conference Playoff Preview | Matchups

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NWSB Insider and WHL hockey blogger Richard Hodges tells us Playoff fever has gripped Western Canada and Washington State as the WHL playoffs have officially kicked off in preperation for the ultimate goal of the Memorial Cup.

Western Hockey League Weekly Notebook: West Playoffs Preview | March 24

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NWSB Insider & Western hockey league blogger Aidan Chafe returns to the site today and weighs in with his predictions for the Western Conference opening round playoff series. Who will be upset and who will take the next step towards a berth in the Memorial Cup tournament?

State of the Royals: Weekly notebook March 13th

State of the Royals

Richard Hodges our man with his pulse on the Victoria sports beat is back with his first edition of the WHL’s Victoria Royals Weekly Notebook and WHL Blog. The March 13th, 2012 edition…

Western Hockey League weekly notebook | March 7

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NWSB Insider & Western hockey league blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his next WHL season notebook article. Like the NHL, the WHL is set to kick off it’s 2012 Playoffs. There are still 2 playoff spots left up for grabs in the West while there are 4 in the East. Who will scoop them up? Richard will tell you. Brendan Shinnimin, and Ty Rattie lead the scoring race.

Western Hockey League weekly notebook | February 29th

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NWSB Insider & Western hockey league blogger Richard Hodgson weighs in with his next WHL season notebook article. Like the NHL, the WHL welcomes March as it’s last full month of play before the playoffs begin. While the top eight in the Eastern Conference is set the West is a little more uncertain.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Chuck Kobasew

Chuck Kobadew, Colorado Avalanche

NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Chuck Kobasew started his career at Boston College of American Collegiate Hockey. This was only before being named MVP of the Frozen Four Tournament and going on to play in the WHL with the Kelowna Rockets. He was eventually chosen by the Calgary Flames 14th overall in the NHL Draft and now calls Denver, Colorado home with the Avalanche of the NHL.

State Of The Giants: Weekly Notebook January 16th

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Richard Hodges our man with his pulse on the Vancouver sports beat is back with his first edition of the WHL’s Vancouver Giants Weekly Notebook and WHL Blog. The January 16th, 2012 edition…

State Of The Royals: Weekly Notebook January 9th

State of the Royals

Richard Hodges our man with his pulse on the Victoria sports beat is back with his first edition of the WHL’s Victoria Royals Weekly Notebook and WHL Blog. The January 9th, 2012 edition…

Western Hockey League Weekly Notebook | January 4th

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Western hockey league insider Aidan Chafe weighs in with his next WHL season notebook article. Ty Rimmer is at it again, helping his Tri-City Americans to a 6-0 record in December on his way to being named WHL Goaltender of the Month.

Western Hockey League Weekly Notebook | December 14th

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Western hockey league insider Aidan Chafe weighs in with his next WHL season notebook article. On Sunday they followed that solid performance when they blanked the Portland Winterhawks 3-0 as goalie Ty Rimmer made 29 saves for the shutout.