Top 5 games on the Vancouver Canucks schedule in 2012

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his top 5 matchups to watch out for this NHL season for the Canucks. The 2012 NHL schedule came out today. The NHL draft is tomorrow. It won’t be long now till October is here right?! Richard predicts the Canucks will be back as Stanley Cup contenders once again, games versus Boston and Milan Lucic will be fun.

Top 10 Vancouver Canucks 2011-2012 moments in time Part 2

Canucks vs. Bruins

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges, who proclaims he is on permanent vacation has taken a break from lounging on the beach aka his deck to bring us some of the most heartwarming and goofiest moments of the past season for our beloved Vancouver Canucks. Here then are moments 5 to 1. The Duncan Keith hit, the battle in Boston, the Zack Kassian for Cody Hodgson trade and more…

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!

Vancouver Canucks 2012 NHL Draft plan of attack

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Richard Hodges has taken multiple breaths since the season ended just to make sure he can soundly type something that makes sense and trust me, he waited long enough. Rich delivers a gem that suggest three areas the Vancouver Canucks need to focus on at the upcoming NHL Entry Draft. I’m thinking this is where we solve that goalie dilemma of ours. Dalton Thrower should be a name to watch for.

Golfing season is here. Vancouver Canucks off-season tradewinds Version 1.0

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his thoughts on the 2012 Canucks off-season and possible trade scenarios in his Canucks tradewinds article Version 1.0. 2009 first-round pick Jordan Schroeder is going to get a heavy look in training camp. time to break up with Mason Raymond. Cory Schneider is worth more in a trade. Sign Jason Garrison as soon as possible.

Canucks APB – Missing: French speaking coach Alain Vigneault

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his thoughts on the 2012 Canucks coaching conundrum. Tellingly, Alain Vigneault hasn’t spoken to the press since the Canucks first round defeat, a signal that his future with the club is still a bit uncertain. Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo aren’t sure whats going on, Mike Gillis has a new contract, whats next?

Los Angeles Kings vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em game 5

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Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Sunday night in game five to the LA Kings. Sometime in March, the Canucks stopped the fist-bump bench procession after every goal. I just realized this tonight, but after Henrik Sedin’s goal, it was definitely back. So what exactly happened there? Let’s not talk about this season ever again.

Five Vancouver Canucks who can spark the comeback

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges says It’s do or die time for your Canucks and this is the moment when heroes are born. With this mind, let’s look at five Canucks who need to step it up and leave it all on the ice. Sami Salo, David Booth, Alex Edler, Zack Kassian and Chris Higgins you are in our crosshairs. Don’t let us down. Go Canucks Go.

West QF Game 5 Kings Vs. Canucks: Comeback Phase 2 is a Go

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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.

Canucks Bieksa Pretends to be Kesler in Radio Interview

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Josh Hall,Vancouver Canucks blogger cites a radio interview with “Ryan Kesler,” who is actually Kevin Bieksa. Unfortunately for FOX Sports Radio Host Canadian Mike aka Mike Dunsmore, he has no idea.

The Canucks have the lowly Kings right where they want them

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NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks writer Richard Hodges says the Canucks are coming back. What we have here is just another Vancouver first round rollercoaster special. Like Calgary in ’94, St Louis in ’03 or Chicago in ’11, the Vancouver Canucks like to get weird in the first round. You know who’s been suspiciously quiet this series? No not David Booth. Nope, not Chris Higgins. Read on…

Saturday Links: Canucks Morning Java

The Birthing Whale says, "Game, set and match...get out and play."

Josh weighs in with the biweekly Vancouver Canucks Java. NHL team news for the die hard Nucks fans. Gossip and articles captured on the web for Saturday. NWSportsBeat.com, your source for all Vancouver Canucks hockey talk all the time, plus Canucks blog archives.

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