Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. Anaheim Ducks Jan. 25 matchup. The key notes from Richard tonight. Manny Malhotra is celebrating the birth of a baby boy last night in Vancouver and will miss the game. Andrew Ebbett will replace him and Manny will back for Sunday’s tilt against the Sharks. Henrik Sedin ties Stan Smyl for second all-time on the Canucks’ games played list at 896.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck reports today on the news that the VanCity Canucks are on the road for the first time this season. It’s the California swing. Three games in four night. Coming off his first win of the season against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night, Cory Schneider will get his first consecutive starts of the season. Manny Malhotra is home with his new child, Andrew Ebbett slots in on the wing on the 4th line.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with some analysis of what he thinks Jordan Schroeder’s chances are for sticking with the big club come the 2013 regular season facing off. He points out initial reports out of camp have Jordan a bundle of nerves, gripping his stick tightly, making mistakes in drills and getting pushed around by Andrew Alberts.
The NWSB staff weighs in with their 2013 Vancouver Canucks season lineup prognostications and team roster predictions. First up Mitch says Ryan Kesler is still rehabbing from two off-season surgeries, and we’re going to see a big hole to start the year down the middle on the second line. Andrew Ebbett, and Jordan Schroeder are competing for the spot. We know Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin and Alex Burrows will man the top line.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with some burning question marks surrounding the 2013 Vancouver Canucks hockey club now that the NHL lockout appears to be over. Question 1. So what happens? Roberto Luongo told the Toronto Sun that he gave Mike Gillis “the green light” to do whatever he had to do, which could mean he’ll go anywhere or he’ll go anywhere on his shortlist or anything really. And we wait…
NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us what we can expect from Kevin Bieksa and his buddies in the Canucks vs. UBC charity hockey game coming up soon in Vancouver. Let’s face it, hockey in Vancouver is stressful. Every game is the biggest game of the year, and every reputation is based on the most recent shift. Can Cory Schneider, Daniel Sedin, and Henrik Sedin have fun?
NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks hockey blogger Richard Hodges gives us his top 5 fearless predictions for the 2012 Vancouver Canucks hockey team. (The Lockout edition) It will be a tougher division but if the Canucks don’t finish on top the wounds will be probably be self-inflicted rather than from a burgeoning rival. How is the center depth? Manny Malhotra, Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler enough? Richard says no.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Reggie Gill weighs in with his ananlysis of the current news of the day. Oft used winger Dale Weise has a new contract for 2012/13 with the Canucks. Re-signing Weise, is putting a guy back in the line-up who has played with the big boys, and knows what will be expected out of him. He’s 6’2″ and 210 pounds, so he fits into that “get bigger” mentality of GM Gillis.
Josh Hall is back with his top five Vancouver Canucks related Pet Peeves and he’s kinda peeved so to speak at the fanbase that wreaks havoc here in VanCity. It’s brutal to sit at home watching a Canucks game and notice the lack of atmosphere there is at Rogers Arena. You know Roberto Luongo will be involved somewhere but is it because everything’s his fault? Read on to find out.
Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall says the re-signing of Mike Gillis is a great thing for the organization going forward. Consistency seems to be the main key here but there’s also the domino affect this has on players and namely, Alain Vigneault. Mike Gillis has as much motivation to get this team where it can be as Ryan Kesler and Kevin Bieksa.
NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac chimes in with his off-season analysis. He weighs in on the Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo goaltending situation. Roberto Luongo had a huge part in turning around the Canucks fortunes, and he remains a goaltender of jaw dropping ability at times, but there is too much bad blood between him and certain sections of the fans and media says Cmac.
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.