Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss Saturday night between the LA Kings and Vancouver Canucks. After a strong start to the year, Keith Ballard is back in the press box as a healthy scratch. It’s confounding. The Canucks looks like they need a little something extra to put themselves ahead of the pack in the west. Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider will be relied on bigtime coming up.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching for and delivers his winning gameday tips for the Canucks vs. Blackhawks game Tuesday night. He says in order to win, the Canucks must get scoring from David Booth. Booth’s return brings some speed and scoring back to the line up.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss against the St. Louis Blues. Richard points out that since the return of Ryan Kessler, the Canucks have been looking great, but haven’t been able to turn the greatness into wins, having gained only 1 point in those games. Richard is also pushing for a trade of Roberto Luongo to the Blues for their rookie net-minder Jake Allen.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Tuesday night over the Wild. Richard says that there were actually four points on the line Tuesday night, two for the win, and two for Henrik Sedin to pass Markus Naslund for most points in Vancouver Canucks history. Well, the latter didn’t quite happen, but the Nucks did pull off the win, good enough for their sixth straight.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Saturday night over the Flames. Richard says right as the Canucks are hot, they have a lot of time off. They don’t play again until Tuesday against Minnesota and after that next is Friday against Dallas. Mason Raymond took a puck to the face in the first period.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Thursday night over the Wild. Richard says for everyone using the most recent game to stir the goaltending pot, you should probably stop. The Canucks are in no hurry to solve this issue. Cory Schneider & Roberto Luongo are the real deal, and playing great.
Our man Mitch D. one of our NWSB insiders and Canucks bloggers weighs in with his January 2013 edition of Nucks All Access..the plus & minus report. On the plus side. What a pleasant surprise Jordan Schroeder has been. He hasn’t been lighting it up, in fact he only has one point, but he’s been a solid player when called upon to play. Zack Kassian in seven games is leading the team in goals with five. Negative. Chris Higgins has been the biggest dud so far.
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 Avalanche vs. Canucks game tonight. He expects the special teams to get running, to win the defensive battles and for Van City to score early and often. Jason Garrison hasn’t been able to hit the net, Alex Edler has struggled periodically. They must be better tonight. “Bring their A Games!”
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Bryan McFarlane weighs in with his Nucks three stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers from January 22 – January 29th during the Canucks 2013 campaign. Cory Schneider, Mason Raymond and Zack Kassian make Bryan’s list. Kassian registered three goals during last week to go along with a handful of great hits and a few fights.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck reports today on second game of the California swings vs. the San Jose Sharks. The Canucks will need the likes of Mason Raymond to stay hot tonight, especially if the game takes on a run and gun style. Zack Kassian continues to impress playing along side Daniel and Henrik Sedin.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Sunday night to the San Jose Sharks. Jordan Schroeder was flying in San Jose, playing well and coming close a few times to scoring his first of his career. The Alex Burrows at centre experiment paid off when he immediately started a ruckus by jawing with Logan Couture and letting Ryan Clowe get involved.
Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks Jan. 27 matchup. The Canucks are in tough in the next 48 hours with back-to-back games against the West leading Sharks and the Stanley Cup champs LA Kings. It’s gutcheck time he says. Jason Garrison might recognize former teammate and Shark Matt Irwin from their time on the Nanaimo Clippers. For all the talk of Patrick Marleau, let’s not forget Mason Raymond is also coming off a two goal game.