NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Colton Gillies has hockey in his blood after his uncle Clark Gillies made the family proud by being voted into the NHL Hall of Fame. Gillies started off on the inept Saskatoon Blades but showed enough promise for the Minnesota Wild to call him in. Since then, he has joined the Columbus Blue Jackets in Ohio.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Thursday night over the Minnesota Wild. Just thirteen seconds into the game, Dany Heatley opened the scoring. Most thought Oh-Oh. It seems Byron Bitz is the latest one-week wonder in Vancouver. The ongoing saga of Henrik Sedin’s ankle the past few days has been an interesting one.
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Thursday Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild matchup preview. Thursday at 5:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. Henrik Sedin (The Canucks’ captain was seen in a walking boot Wednesday), Chris Higgins, and Dale Weise are all most likely OUT for this game, though we haven’t yet heard which Chicago Wolves players will be called up.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Carolyn Smith reports on center Henrik Sedin who was scheduled to undergo a CT scan on his ankle Wednesday. Sedin was hit in the ankle by a shot in Tuesday’s game at Nashville. He did return to the game and collected two assists to extend his points streak to four games.The All-Star center, who did not practice Wednesday, has 11 goals and an NHL-best 46 assists in 53 games this season.
NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Chuck Kobasew started his career at Boston College of American Collegiate Hockey. This was only before being named MVP of the Frozen Four Tournament and going on to play in the WHL with the Kelowna Rockets. He was eventually chosen by the Calgary Flames 14th overall in the NHL Draft and now calls Denver, Colorado home with the Avalanche of the NHL.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night. Unfortunately Manny Malhotra was the only Canuck with a good night on the draws as Henrik Sedin, Ryan Kesler and Cody Hodgson went a combined 12 for 38.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss to the San Jose Sharks on Monday night. Patrick Marleau and Benn Ferriero scored for the Sharks. Michal Handzus scored in the third round of the shootout. Cody Hodgson collected a goal and an assist for the Seahawks.
Vancouver Canucks centre Henrik Sedin has been named the National Hockey League’s third star of the month for December. Sedin is joined by Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin (first star) and Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos (second star) as the NHL ‘Three Stars’ of the month.
Vancouver Canucks blogger weighs in with his update #2 on the goaltending situation in Van-City. These are two guys who shared the Jennings Trophy last year only because Robert Luongo made sure Cory Schneider got his 25 starts. The Canucks didn’t get where they are today by making rash decisions and rocking the boat. The reality of the situation is simple when you put down the NHL12 controller.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night. Jordan Eberle and Ryan Smyth had second-period power-play goals but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Canucks behind Andrew Ebbett’s 2 goals in the first period. As the Canucks opened up a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win over the Minnesota Wild. Roberto Luongo quietly picked up his first shutout of the year Mike Yeo had the neutral zone clogged all night long. That didn’t stop Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, and Alex Burrows from being AMAZING. Cody Hodgson and Jannik Hansen were special too.