NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us Tuesday’s five things to look out for.The Vancouver Canucks play vs. the NY Islanders. Following a pair of weekend losses the Canucks continue their seven-game road trip tonight against the struggling Islanders. New York native Chris Higgins is expected to play in front of a gang of familiar fans tonight at Nassau Coliseum as the forward visits home. Roberto Luongo will be back in net.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Reggie Gill weighs in with his ananlysis of the current news of the day. That oft-maligned winger Mason Raymond has resigned with the team today. While a 1-year salary of $2.27 million US is a $325,000 pay cut from Mason Raymond’s salary of last season, will it be too much for where Raymond will ultimately end up at the end of the year?
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges points out Cody Hodgson asked for a trade from the Canucks organization. You can claim that Rich Winters may have been the more interested party in a trade with camp Cody, but at the end of the day Cody Hodgson’s career is Cody Hodgson’s. The Canucks are happy with Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani. So long Coho.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Wednesday night over the Colorado Avalanche. Alain Vigneault’s system rarely see tons of responsibility. That didn’t stop Ryan Kesler, Jannik Hansen, Alex Edler, and Alex Burrows from progressing just fine under his watchful eye. The Canucks are heating up.
The 2012 NHL Trade deadline is nearing. Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges points out the pickings are interesting this year. Adrian Aucoin, Bryan Allen, Shea Weber, Travis Moen, Chad LaRose, and Tuomo Ruutu, Leaving would be Mason Raymond, and Keith Ballard. Maybe. It means that anyone claiming to know what Mike Gillis will do at the deadline this year is speculating.
Canucks blogger points out there’s a massive history of trades between the Vancouver Canucks and Florida Panthers in the NHL. As shocking as the timing of the David Booth trade was, the fact the deal occured with the Panthers was about as easy to predict as the crowd reaction when Roberto Luongo lets in a goal. This time its David Booth for Marco Sturm and Mikael Samuelsson…