Northwest Coach Profiles: Erik Spoelstra

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NW Sports Beat Insider and Writer Blair Thomas highlights what has been the journey of Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra in another Northwest Coaching Profile. After three years playing in professionally in Germany, he found his way to the Miami Heat video room and became one of Pat Riley’s favorites due in large part to his work ethic and preparedness. Enjoy, and congrats Coach!

Seattle Seahawks Cortez Kennedy inducted into 2012 Hall of Fame class

Cortez Kennedy

Q reports on the best Seattle Seahawks news we’ve heard in a while today. A panel of 44 media members voted today and the inductions are in early August in Canton, Ohio. One name we will hear being called is former All World Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy. He won the 1992 Defensive Player of the Year, on a 1-15 Seahawks ball club. He also made eight Pro Bowls, had 58 sacks. It was time!

C’mon NFL! Cortez Kennedy Deserves to be in the Hall of Fame

Cortez Kennedy

Seattle Seahawks blogger and NWSB managing editor “Q” tells us former Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy is a Hall of Fame finalist for the fourth consecutive year. He deserves to be in. In the 1992 season he recorded 14 sacks and 92 tackles. Kennedy was named to the All Pro team 4 times and voted into the Pro Bowl 8 times.

GAME 44: Sleepers Don’t Strike Twice vs. Vancouver!

Canucks vs. Lightning

Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Tuesday Vancouver Canucks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning matchup preview. 4:30 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. Should be a good game. Look at Tampa’s talent; Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier take on Ryan Kesler, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin. We hope its not a snorefest.

GAME 43: These Aren’t Your Father’s Panthers

Canucks vs. Panthers

Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Monday Vancouver Canucks vs. Florida Panthers matchup preview. 4:30 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. LW Mike Duco has been recalled from the Wolves. He will draw in on the 4th line with Manny Malhotra and Dale Weise. Andrew Ebbett had surgery today for his broken collar bone. Lots of EX-Canucks on the Panthers.

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