NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brandon Choate gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. The 2 stars pitched like expected while the bullpen held the fate of the team in their hands way too many times this week. Steady Tom Wilhelmsen has become anything but steady while Carter Capps, his possible replacement has been doing his job quite effectively.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second M’s game of the series versus the Minnesota Twins. Mike Carp is back, which is very exciting, but he’s been lackluster since his return. Chone Figgins is out of the lineup. Good call. The pitching was spot on, with Felix Hernandez going 8 strong innings and the team 1 hitting the Twins as a whole.
NWSB Blogger Dave B. checks in this time with a Northwest Athlete Profile on Minnesota Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner. After minor hockey, Stoner played Junior B for the Campbell River Storm and eventually graduated to Junior A where he played for another Vancouver Island team, the Powell River Kings. Stoner scored his first NHL goal on January 4, 2011.
NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall breaks down the three most important Canucks qualms heading into Monday’s tilt against the Monnesota Wild. What is up with Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider? Is Alex Burrows angry? He should be. How about that Edler goal eh? Are the Canucks past their end of season slump?
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.
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks matchup preview. Tuesday 7:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. Even the Canucks should be able to handle the lowly Oilers in this matchup. Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler and Cody Hodgson will need to make a difference in this one. With 13 goals, CoHo is tied for 3rd in team goal scoring with Kesler and Jannik Hansen.