Canucks Blame Game: To Live and Die in LA

It’s never a good sign when the most noticeable forward on the ice is Tom Sestito.

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Ben Lypka breaks down the LA Kings win over the Canucks on Saturday night. Ben says It’s time to put Zack Kassian with the twins and see what happens. He also points out of course, John Tortorella is doing the Sedins no favours by continuing to pair them with Jannik Hansen.

The Canucks after 20 games part 2! “The Indifferent!”

alex burrows

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Mitch Dyck breaks down the Canucks after the 20 game mark in the 2013/14 season. The indifferent? Zack Kassian has been frustrating to watch all season. Flashes of brilliance coupled with prolonged periods of looking lost and like nothing more than a fourth liner. How much longer is Alex Burrows going to need to shake off the rust? $4.5 million dollars is a lot of money for a good work ethic and solid effort.

The Canucks after 20 games: Part 1 “The good!”


NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Mitch Dyck breaks down the Canucks after the 20 game mark in the 2013/14 season. The bad? But with injuries to Alex Burrows, Jannik Hansen, Jordan Schroeder, Dale Weise, David Booth and Jordan Schroeder again, the Canucks have already lost 54 man-games due to injury. The good? Mike Santorelli. Yes Vancouver media. We know he’s from Vancouver…you never let us forget it.

Predictions for an unpredictable 2013 Canucks season

Off season possibilities for the Canucks - Photo: National Post

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with with things reasons why this will…or won’t be a great and epic 2013 season for the Van City Nucks. Richard asks where will it all go wrong? He points out it could be all downhill IF Ryan Kesler is a shell of his former self; David Booth is a shell of his former self; and Zack Kassian is a shell of his current self. Can John Tortorella bring this team back? Can Roberto Luongo? Time will tell…

Mining for cups – Pay dirt or fool’s gold?

Vancouver needs to turn it around next game. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks blogger Travis Erbacher weighs in on the concept of the NHL being a copycat league. The difference between a good and a bad management strategy can be what determins success. To assess the efficacy of the copycat strategy, we need to take a look at past Stanley cup winners. Can Van city build upon a young core like Chicago’s top draft picks Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews?

Are the Canucks even a guarantee to make the playoffs next year?


NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Richard Hodges brings us a very sobering question: Do the Canucks actually make the playoffs next year? With the new re-alignment finally taking over the landscape in the NHL, the Canucks have some pretty fierce company in their division. All three California teams are a force to deal with, and then there’s the unknown of Arizona, Calgary and Edmonton. Torts AKA John Tortorella will do his best to make it happen.

Vancouver Canucks vs. L.A. Kings Game 31 notes, prediction & tweets!

Jims Hughson and Robson were in the house, as were the Los Angeles Kings. Anything else?

Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. LA Kings March 23rd matchup. Richard says the Nucks lineup could be in trouble today versus the Champs. Take the depleted line-up that scraped out a road win over Phoenix and subtract Alex Edler and you have the hand the Canucks have been dealt this afternoon. Cory Schneider stars in net for Van City today. Good Luck here boys.

Canucks Gameday: What Vancouver needs to do to win vs. Blackhawks


NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching for and delivers his winning game-day tips for the Blackhawks vs. Canucks game tonight. He says in order to win, the Canucks need to remember that there’s a time and place for everything and that this may not be the time to seek so called “vigilantly” justice. The defense in front of Roberto Luongo will have to be sharp tonight as well.

Canucks vs. LA Kings: Stupid two goal leads…

Cory Schneider

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Monday night to the LA Kings. Richard says the Canucks have a reputation for diving, which is weird because they don’t have either Anze Kopitar or Dustin Brown. Why’d Van City lose? Aside from Alex Edler’s two goals in the first two games, he and Jason Garrison have been black holes of offence.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings prediction and NHL preview

Canucks vs. Kings

Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. LA Kings Jan. 28 matchup. Most likely in net tonight will be Roberto Luongo. Lu has lost 4 of his last 6 regular-season starts in Los Angeles with a 3.68 GAA. Cory Schneider has started the last three games, making 30 saves in Friday’s 5-0 win at Anaheim to open this trip. The return of Manny Malhotra should also help with face-offs, where the Canucks were absolutely brutal last night.

Hey Mike! To Huet, or not to Huet? That is the question

Cristobal Huet

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points weighs in today on a possible signing by the Vancouver Canucks Cristobal Huet. While Huet’s numbers haven’t been bad while overseas, it’s a different game than the one in North America. He points out Eddie Lack is ready for the NHL. He thinks this is the least likely, simply because the Canucks have reached out to Huet.

*My* five Canucks games in 2012 I’m not looking forward to…

Roberto Luongo

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in with his top 5 matchups he’s NOT looking forward to watching in 2012 for his Canucks. The 2012 NHL schedule came out a short time ago. A big matchup he doesn’t want to see is Roberto Luongo playing for another team in Rogers Arena, namely the Panthers. He doesn’t want to see Duncan Keith of the Blackhawks either.