NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer “Q” tells us you didn’t expect Canucks GM Mike Gillis to tell you who they’ve got number 1 on their 2012 NHL draft board did you or will be traded first in the offseason did you? Gillis’ end of year presser was mostly lots of answers to read more into. He wants Coach Alain Vigneault back, Cody Hodgson wanted out, Ryan Kesler is hurt, Cory Schneider gives them a great problem.
NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks writer Josh Hall chimes in with his off-season analysis. Josh touches on what went wrong and why it went that way; who he would trade and keep if he were Mike Gillis and what is up with Ryan Kesler? Will he return? His character is in question. The Canucks may be out earlier than they would have hoped but Josh says there’s still something to be excited for.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer Richard Hodges tells us what it is that goes into being able to answer the question. Why am I a die hard fan of the Canucks?! Rags to riches stories like Alex Burrows inspire us. Roberto Luongo, Mike Gillis, Trevor Linden, 1994, Stan Smyl, Mark Messier, Mike Keenan, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin made us love and hate the team, read on for more…
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 79 matchup between the Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver’s third line was tremendous again against Calgary, keeping the Flames’ forwards busy with their own brand of puck possession. Andrew Ebbett returned from a broken collarbone just in time to end the Calgary Flames season. Marc-Andre Gragnani scored his first as a Canucks tonight too.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac is back with a fun read with a topic he knows an awful lot about. A drinking game. The Vancouver Canucks are the hottest team in the NHL right now. If the playoffs started tonight they’d be in first place in the Western conference and have a #1 seed. He ponders the new look line of Maxim Lapierre, Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows, and how many hangovers they can cause him to have.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 77 matchup between the Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks. Maxim Lapierre the agitating fourth-line center scored once and added two assists as a wing, sparking a seven-point outing for a new-look first line with Henrik Sedin and Alexandre Burrows and a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars at Rogers Arena on Friday night.
Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. The NHL decided a five-game suspension was appropriate for Duncan Keith’s vicious elbow to the head of Daniel Sedin, but what of the victim and his recovery? Cory Schneider continues to shine is his role as the Canucks backup. Plus more insider news coverage on Van City.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 77 matchup between the Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks. David Booth continues to grow in his role as a pesky power forward and demonstrated a new aspect of his game on Wednesday, beating down BC boy Mark Oliver. Maxim Lapierre attempted to intervene. By the way Happy Birthday Maxim.
NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall slits this game down it’s very thin throat and calls a Vancouver win over the Colorado Avalanche. While the Avs basically need this victory to stay alive in the playoff race, they are 0/5 with a couple loser points against the Canucks this season. Via the teams twitter account Tuesday backup Cory Schneider will start. Read on for the better stuff because this is just a silly excerpt.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Monday night over the LA Kings. Daniel Sedin was a great piece on the powerplay until he got hurt. Now, the Canucks best offensive weapon has been neutered. (Henrik Sedin) Manny Malhotra’s goal stood up as the winner thanks to Roberto Luongo posting his fourth shutout of the season.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 76 matchup between the L.A. Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks played another tight-checking playoff style game against the Kings on Monday. Manny Malhotra opened the scoring for the Canucks only three minutes into the first period on Monday, ripping a wrist shot over the shoulder of Jonathan Quick.
It’s NWSB Canucks Insider C-mac coming at you with the ALL-2000′s Canucks team. Who makes a return to the lineup? Markus Naslund perhaps? How about Captain Canuck Trevor Linden? What about between the pipes? I wonder if Dan Cloutier made the roster. Probably not. We gave the nod obviously to Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider.