The Vancouver Canucks could never be Canada’s team

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Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in on the topic of being Canada’s team. When their teams are out of the playoffs other hockey markets want to talk about the series that involves the team from Vancouver that beats their teams on a regular basis. A team getting attention on Hockey Night in Canada and TSN. Plus a team with Ryan Kesler, and Alex Burrows could never be Canada’s hockey team.

Flying V says 16 wins to go! Why the Canucks are on the brink in game four

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NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin Vanstone is back with his third instalment of Canucks Playoff Wins Remaining. This time, it’s with more doubt as the Los Angeles Kings have taken a 3-0 series lead over the Canucks, with many thanks to Captain Dustin Brown who has 4 goals. Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin will play on a line with David Booth most likely.

Flying V says 16 to go! Why the Canucks continue to suffer at hands of the Kings

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NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin Vanstone brings us a good one today. With the Canucks falling below expectations in the playoffs this year, he comes up with 16 reasons why the team is struggling against the LA Kings. With Daniel Sedin sidelined for the series and Ryan Kesler trying to do it all himself, the Canucks need players like Zack Kassian and Roberto Luongo to step up in a big way.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em game 2

Kings vs. Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Friday night in game two to the LA Kings. Is this karma? The Canucks are evolving in the sense that they’ve learnt to meltdown in the playoffs without Roberto Luongo leading the way. Jannik Hansen is one of the few Canucks who can hold his head high right now.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

Kings vs. Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Wednesday night in game to the LA Kings. Crazy game. From Byron Bitz hit on Kyle Clifford, which felt like a classic Aaron Rome game-forfeiting brain cramp to Zack Kassian and his first taste of the playoffs, to Roberto Luongo playing ok, and Vancouver not being able to move the puck. Crazy.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

Oilers vs. Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Saturday night over the Edmonton Oilers. It was overshadowed by the Presidents’ Trophy, but Roberto Luongo picked up his fifth shutout of the year and 60th of his career in an admittedly quiet night for the Oilers offensively. David Booth had a number o glorious chances as he used his speed.

Anaheim Ducks vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

Flames vs. Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Tuesday night over the Anaheim Ducks. The Canucks are now tied for first in the league. Meanwhile, Henrik Sedin set up camp near the face-off dot on the powerplay and hung out with the puck for like two hours while he calculated the percentages of every possible play. Pure Sweetness.

Calgary Flames vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

Flames vs. Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Saturday night over the Calgary Flames. And who steps up in overtime but Andrew Ebbett, fresh off his collarbone injury and ready to remind everyone that he’s still a Canuck. When Jannik Hansen was sprung on a shorthanded breakaway noone thought it would lead to a Calgary goal did they?

Flying V’s hat trick: Bad line? Yes. Canucks put out the Flames

Flames vs. Canucks

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.

Henrik Sedin and Max Lapierre cue a new Canucks drinking game

Canucks Drinking Game

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.

Dallas Stars vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

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Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Friday night over the Dallas Stars. Chris Higgins must be excited about the playoffs as well since the winger is doing his best Mikeal Samuelsson in the 2010 playoffs impression over the past week. Tough call for the 3rd spot with guys like Maxim Lapierre, Sami Salo, and Alex Burrows making strong cases.

Flying V’s hat trick: Cory Schneider stars in win over the Avalanche

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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.

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