Northwest NHL stars fantasy prognostications

Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins

NWSB Insider and NHL hockey writer at the NWSB Steve Lee weighs in with his hockey pool predictions for the 2013 season for our northwest hockey stars. The Hockey writers at NWSB will be bringing you a series of posts on hockey pool tips to help you win your 2013 hockey pool. After missing nearly four months of on ice action, the NHL owners and the NHLPA finally figured out how to fairly divide their annual financial intake.

Should the Aquilini’s Purchase the Abbotsford Heat?

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points to a few reasons why the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat should be the franchise targeted by the Current Vancouver Canucks owners the Aquilini Investment Group. If the Canucks AHL affiliate was in Abbotsford, the recall of players is much speedier for home games and even road games in Western Canada. Good news for Kevin Connauton, Billy Sweatt, and possibly Eddie Lack.

Top 5 games on the Vancouver Canucks schedule in 2012

Vancouver Canucks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his top 5 matchups to watch out for this NHL season for the Canucks. The 2012 NHL schedule came out today. The NHL draft is tomorrow. It won’t be long now till October is here right?! Richard predicts the Canucks will be back as Stanley Cup contenders once again, games versus Boston and Milan Lucic will be fun.

Five Vancouver Canucks who can spark the comeback

David Booth

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges says It’s do or die time for your Canucks and this is the moment when heroes are born. With this mind, let’s look at five Canucks who need to step it up and leave it all on the ice. Sami Salo, David Booth, Alex Edler, Zack Kassian and Chris Higgins you are in our crosshairs. Don’t let us down. Go Canucks Go.

Five Future Targets for Lucic’s twittering girlfriend

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C-Mac is back with this hilarious list of people Milan Lucic’s girlfriend is probably going to tweet about next. Let’s just hope she leaves the children and any more women out of this. Oh wait, nope! Duck and cover Cory Schneider, duck and cover. Canucks Owner Francesco Aquilini needs to keep his head up too.

BC boys I would love to see on the Vancouver Canucks

Homegrown Canucks Shea Weber

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac weighs in with on British Columbia born hockey players he’d love to see in a Vancouver Canucks uniform one day. It will probably never happen for any of them but its fine to think about it isn’t it? Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jamie Benn, Shea Weber, Milan Lucic, and Evander Kane all make the list.

Game 66 Sabres vs. Canucks: Let Gillis Have It

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NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider usual preview isn’t so usual this time. With the trade for Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani from the Buffalo Sabres and of Cody Hodgson’s return Saturday night on Hockey Night In Canada, Josh delves into the most controversial topic in Vancouver Canucks nation as we speak. What was Mike Gillis thinking is what Josh asks. What can you do to show your disdain towards the trade?

The newest Vancouver Canucks: a meet and greet

Zack Kassian

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us the 2012 NHL trade deadline day was slow to start and then a blockbuster deal that was easily the biggest of the day and sparked reaction not seen in a very long time in Vancouver happened. And Canucks nation was mad at Mike Gillis. If Zack Kassian becomes more Todd Bertuzzi than Taylor Pyatt this deal could be a whole lot easier to swallow.

Canucks trade Cody Hodgson and Alex Sulzer to Buffalo for Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani

Zack Kassian Vancouver Canucks

Managing Editor at NWSB and Vancouver Canucks blogger “Q” tells us today the Canucks have acquired big hulking Candian junior team player Zack Kassian from the Buffalo Sabres and defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani. In exchange the Canucks give up Alex Sulzer a defenseman currently with the Chicago Wolves and third line center Cody Hodgson. Who won this trade folks?

NWSB Exclusive: Twitterview with Former Canuck Brad Leeb

Leeb Celebrated what we are assuming is a goal for the Ice Tigers

Josh Hall recently had a NWSB exclusive twitterview with former Vancouver Canucks player and current right winger for the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, Brad Leeb. Leeb spends parts of his off-season in British Columbia and also played in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs. What else did Josh ask Brad? Read on to find out!

Milan Lucic and hockey hate: Why Canucks fans have earned a bad reputation

Milan Lucic Stanley Cup Photo

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin Vanstone the Flying-V tells us some sad news out of Vancouver today. In the latest exhibit of hockey-oriented idiocy, this week an individual chose to write obscenities on the Church that Vancouver native and Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley cup hero Milan Lucic and his family call home. Stay classy Vancouver. Would Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin approve of this stupidity?

Northwest Athlete Profile: Milan Lucic

Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins

NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Milan Lucic is a tough NHL’er who scratched and clawed his way to the Boston Bruins lineup. It all started after he was passed up in the WHL Bantam Draft, but that motivated him even more to join the Coquitlam Express via the Junior B Delta Ice Hawks. From there, he rose to the level he is at today…the NHL.