2012 WHL Western Conference Playoff Preview | Matchups

NWSB Insider and WHL hockey blogger Richard Hodges tells us Playoff fever has gripped Western Canada and Washington State as the WHL playoffs have officially kicked off in preperation for the ultimate goal of the Memorial Cup.

5 Great Ways To Get Back At The Drunken Shark Fan From San Jose

Horrible news out of San Jose after the Canucks vs. Sharks game on Wednesday. Its being reported that post game a teenage girl who had brain surgery says she was attacked by Sharks fan at HP Pavilion. Josh Hall doesn’t condone violence as a measure of vengeance, so, here’s the Top 5 ways the Canucks and their fans can get back at said buffoon from San Jose. Ryan Kesler, and Kevin Bieksa are ready to do their part!

State Of The Canucks – Weekly Notebook | December 23

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Wednesday What a week. Controversy erupted Wednesday after Detroit’s Niklas Kronwall levelled Ryan Kesler with one of his signature body checks, causing Kesler to skate after Kronwall despite the presence of two referees between the two players. The radio shows have had lots to talk about this week.

Game 34: The Vancouver Canucks Order Up Some Red Wings

Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Wednesday Detroit Red Wings vs. Vancouver Canucks matchup preview. 10 p.m. ET, FSN (Detroit), TSN (Vancouver). Roberto Luongo has turned things around. The former team captain has posted a 6-0-1 record over his last seven outings. Pavel Datsyuk has been red hot for Detroit, registering 23 points over his last 16 games.

Michael Buble Jingles The Bells At Canucks Practice

Canucks blogger Josh Hall reports saturday night he was in New York City performing on Saturday Night Live. Tuesday morning he was on the west coast at Vancouver Canucks hockey practice. We’re talking about Vancouver singing sensation Michael Buble. The Burnaby BC native quickly jetted home and got to play with his hockey team. He was on the ice taking slap shots at Roberto Luongo, and hammin it up with Mike Gillis and Alain Vigneault.

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