Mike Gillis’ best moves five years into his tenure

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Alex McPhee is back again, this time taking a deeper look at the top five moves that Canucks GM Mike Gillis has made during his tenure in Van City. If you remember, Gillis was originally an agent who had the like of Markus Naslund and Pavel Bure under his thumb. So he was no stranger around these parts to begin with. But our Alex takes a closer look at some of the moves like Chris Tanev, Max Lapierre, Jordan Schroeder, and Nicklas Jensen, etc.

Why keeping David Booth might actually work out for Van City

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ Blogger J.D. Burke talks about David Booth and why the move by Mike Gillis — largely considered his last — could eventually work out for the Canucks. In his first two seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, Booth has struggled mightily to stay on the ice and has done his absolute best to annoy the fan-base off it. Could things change in the near future?

Hey Vancouver Canucks fans…it’s time to believe in Torts!

John Tortorella

NWSB Canucks contributor Josh Hall is as optimistic as ever and at the same time cautious about the potential for new Vancouver Canucks Head Coach John Tortorella. What effect will he have on the likes of Ryan Kesler and Daniel Sedin & Henrik Sedin? Does his presence effect the decision to move either Roberto Luongo or Cory Schneider? These are all things Canucks will have to be patient for but the new era of Torts has dawned and fans need to practice as they preach and believe.

Hey fans…when is it the right time for Van City to make a trade?

Gillis & Vigneault

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines involving the Canucks and the upcoming NHL trade deadline. He says when you’re a nose hair away from the half way mark of the season and you’re having these issues it may be time to look inward and see what needs to be done in order to succeed and not just get by. When do you make a move he asks. Chris Higgins, Mason Raymond, Roberto Luongo, we wait…

Canucks Gameday: What the Canucks need to do to beat the Sharks

Sharks vs. Canucks

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. Sharks game Tuesday night. He says in the Canucks power play hasn’t been given many opportunities over the last few games, even still it, when they’ve had the man advantage they haven’t capitalized on the chances they have had. Chris Higgins, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin must step up!

Canucks Gameday: What the Canucks need to do to beat the Blackhawks

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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.

Ryan Kesler practices with team, could play tomorrow

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines involving Ryan Kesler and his possible first game of the season this week vs. the Dallas Stars on Friday night. While he’s itching to get back into the lineup, you have to admire him for not rushing back like he did last season after only five games. Kesler wasn’t the same player that scored 41 goals and won the Selke award in 2011 during the 2011-12 season.

The Canucks offseason rumor mill: Jason Arnott edition!

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points out today that Shane Doan is the guy the Canucks really want, but they are also talking with Jason Arnott. See him as fit for 3rd line centre position. He could also fill in as 2nd line center if prospect Jordan Schroeder isn’t ready for the NHL while Ryan Kesler recovers from off season shoulder surgery.

Future Forecast: A look ahead at the Canucks Maxim Lapierre

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NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Maxim Lapierre. it’s part 5 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. Mitch thinks that although he doesn’t make a lot of money, Lapierre doesn’t want to stay a 4th line center for the rest of his career. We’ll know more in July of 2013.

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…

Top 10 Vancouver Canucks 2011-2012 moments in time Part 1

Alain Vigneault was relieved of his duties by the Canucks on Wednesday.

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. Kevin Bieksa’s bum will never be the same. The weirdest rivalry of the year was the one between Vern Fiddler and Kevin Bieksa. Wait what…

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.

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