Vancouver Canucks birthday presents: Maxim Lapierre

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NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider is back with another edition of Canucks Birthday Presents. This time, Maxim Lapierre is turning an age older but he’s still only going to be 27 years young. What should you get him for his birthday? Josh took to twitter to find out. Lappy could have that ring two and half months from now.

LA 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 win on Monday night over the LA Kings. Daniel Sedin was a great piece on the powerplay until he got hurt. Now, the Canucks best offensive weapon has been neutered. (Henrik Sedin) Manny Malhotra’s goal stood up as the winner thanks to Roberto Luongo posting his fourth shutout of the season.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Canucks kick the crown in 1-0 win over Kings

Kings vs. Canucks

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 76 matchup between the L.A. Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks played another tight-checking playoff style game against the Kings on Monday. Manny Malhotra opened the scoring for the Canucks only three minutes into the first period on Monday, ripping a wrist shot over the shoulder of Jonathan Quick.

Game 74 Canucks vs. Stars: They’ll be comin’ round the corner when they come

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NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall believes the Dallas Stars will just be too much to handle Thursday night but he isn’t counting the Canucks out…completely. Read on to see the reasons Josh gives as the Canucks fly on from Illinois to Texas and continue their 4 game road trip.

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

Stars vs. Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Tuesday night to the Dallas Stars. Richard says to see the Stars toe the line and not engage in after-whistle stuff while taking care of business on the ice and win the game was….enviable. Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin were horrible in this one, Roberto Luongo took the loss.

Canucks Player Intros: Wait, qui est Marc-Andre Gragnani?

Marc-Andre Gragnani

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges takes the opportunity to introduce Canucks fans to Marc-Andre Gragnani. The defenseman acquired in the Cody Hodgson deal with Buffalo. His defensive game is rather limited but at 24, Gragnani only has 61 NHL regular season games under his belt, 46 of them this year where he has a respectable 16 points.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Sabres Shut Down Canucks After Early Lead

Zack Kassian

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 66 matchup between the Buffalo Sabres and the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks fell victim to their own slow start and lack of response on Saturday. Roberto Luongo was brutal for the first five minutes, and allowed three goals in quick succession. David Booth continues to be one of the Canucks’ most consistent forwards, Zack Kassian looked good.

Flying V’s hat trick: Canucks edge blues in defensive battle

Blues vs. Canucks

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 65 matchup between the St. Louis Blues and the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks won a close tight checking game 2-0. Roberto Luongo held the fort stopping seven shots in the third period to secure his third shutout of the season and 58th career. Brian Elliott finished with 22 saves for the Blues, who saw their four-game winning streak come to an end.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Canucks lose on the road to the Predators

Ryan Kesler, Vancouver Canucks vs Nashville Predators

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 60 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and the Nashville Predators. The Canucks lost the game 3-1 to the Predators. The Sedins were held without a shot on goal while Dale Weise stepped up and netted the only point for Vancouver. And like it has gone lately, Sami Salo could not help the Canucks efforts.

Game 60 Canucks vs. Predators: Oh the Sites We Can See

Edler Nashville Canucks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer Josh Hall delivers you a list of site the Nucks should see before Tuesday’s tilt versus the Nashville Predators. Could Ryan Kesler use some motivation from Oprah. Would some BBQ Pulled pork help beef up Chris Higgins? Maybe Sami Salo would benefit from a visit to the Parthenon.

Game 59 Canucks vs. Oilers: Oil Spill Ahead

ryan kesler canucks oilers

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer Josh Hall doesn’t think there’s much to worry about with the Vancouver Canucks. Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin both bumped their slumps against Toronto. Ryan Kesler is still on somewhat of a roll. Finally, Roberto Luongo is hotter than any goalie in the entire NHL. The Edmonton Oilers await Vancouver’s arrival Sunday.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Canucks embarrass Maple Leafs on Saturday night

Maple Leafs vs. Canucks

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 58 matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks. A 6-2 Canucks victory. Alex Burrows buried his 21st and 22nd goals of the season, Manny Malhotra, Sami Salo and Kevin Bieksa also tallied, Daniel Sedin netted his 25th goal of the season. Roberto Luongo got the win.

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