NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Phil, the bartender, takes a break from all things BC Lions to give us his top five head coach wish list. There are a few names here that should be more than a little familiar to the casual fan in Vancouver, plus one that seems to come out of left field. But as a bartender, Phil knows what the folks on the streets are saying. Hell, half of them could step right in to take over for Alain Vigneault right now!
NWSB insider C-Mac brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on past Vancouver Canucks head coach and general manager Marc Crawford. A former Canucks draft pick and then a Coach. Cool story. Crow was selected 70th overall in the 4th round by the Vancouver Canucks, and promptly made it to the NHL the very next year in the 1981-82 season. After seven years, Crow was finished in 2006 coaching VanCity.
Josh Hall, Vancouver Canucks insider takes a break from looking forward to next season and instead looks back into the past at his favourite Canucks moments from a fan’s perspective. These moments brought people out of their seats and have helped in the creation of Canuck Nation across the globe. Matt Cooke, Dave Babych, Ryan Kesler, Roger Neilson, Alex Burrows all make the list.
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?
Josh Hall recently had a NWSB exclusive twitterview with former Vancouver Canucks player and current right winger for the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, Brad Leeb. Leeb spends parts of his off-season in British Columbia and also played in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs. What else did Josh ask Brad? Read on to find out!