Richard Hodges previews the LA Kings vs Vancouver Canucks March 2nd matchup. Richard says Aaron Volpatti was placed on waivers, presumably to clear a roster spot for Steve Pinizzotto, only to have Ryan Kesler reveal a couple hours later that he’s been playing with a broken foot. The Canucks countered by picking off Tom Sestito from waivers off of the Flyers. A win would go a long way toward calming this city down says Richard.
NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks hockey writer C-Mac tells us why we should feel good for Willie Mitchell the Vancouver Island BC born hockey player who this week won himself a Stanley Cup. He lists five reasons why Canucks fans can still celebrate Mitchell’s legacy. In hindsight that parting of the ways worked well, between Mitchell and the Canucks, at least for Willie anyways.
The bartender dips into the world of the Vancouver Canucks for a change and makes an often bold statement. I can’t tell you what is is because then you wouldn’t read the article but trust us, it’s a good one. Hint: It does involve Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider. This bold move would seemingly leave something empty, except for the fact that they have one of the finest of *these* in the AHL.
C-Mac asks a tough question; one of many to come this off-season for the Vancouver Canucks. Has Alex Edler reached a tipping point in his career? How much time does he have to turn things around, if any at all? How does he fit into the Canucks D-Core going forward? C-Mac is not talking about landing millions of dollars in an unexpected lottery jackpot, or scoring a date with Sofia Vergara.
The Vancouver Canucks are still down 3-1 in their opening round series against the Los Angeles Kings but insider Josh Hall says Canucks Nation seems a little too optimistic. Will common sense be the difference as Ryan Kesler aka Guzzler and Alex Burrows strive to find their game? Can Cory Schneider hold the fort while Roberto Luongo rides the pine? Time will tell if Vancouver lives to fight another day.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac describes how Zack Kassian is learning on the job for the Vancouver Canucks in 2012, and that even his minor playoff minutes will affect him going forward; hopefully in a positive way. Would the Canucks be better off with Cody Hodgson? Did Mike Gillis make the move in the best interests of the team?
Your Vancouver Canucks are down 3 bone to the Los Angeles Kings and Josh Hall our Canucks Insider says forget about keys to the game. They need to do everything in their power to win. However, he also says it’s about the fans in this call to all of you reading this. Daniel Sedin will be back in the lineup most likely with Henrik Sedin and David Booth, Alex Burrows will play with Ryan Kesler, and Mason Raymond.
NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin Vanstone is back with his third instalment of Canucks Playoff Wins Remaining. This time, it’s with more doubt as the Los Angeles Kings have taken a 3-0 series lead over the Canucks, with many thanks to Captain Dustin Brown who has 4 goals. Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin will play on a line with David Booth most likely.
NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac says for the Canucks to comeback versus the LA Kings in the 2012 NHL playoffs five things must happen. it would take a great goalie. It would require a veteran team. It would need a team with a source of inspiration. It would rely on desire. It would demand scoring. Daniel Sedin is in LA, will he play? Who is in net? Roberto Luongo or Cory Schneider.
NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac says for all his amazing talents Alex Edler sometimes plays the game, like the old adage goes, as a million dollar player with a 10 cent head. His two egregious puck handling errors, one in each game in these playoffs against the LA Kings, have cost the team in goals against at the most crucial of times. Chris Tanev, Dan Hamhuis, Aaron Rome and Andrew Alberts are shaking their heads.
The Vancouver Canucks find themselves in a must win situation Sunday night as they really do not want to go down three games to none. It is not an option if they plan to move on in these playoffs. Who do they turn to to beat the Los Angeles Kings? Roberto Luongo? Ryan Kesler? Chris Higgins? Nope; it’s the Boston Bruins. Believe baby, that’s all us fans need to do.