Vancouver Canucks Acquire Raphael Diaz – He’ll play tonight.

Raphael Diaz

NWSB Insider & Canucks blogger J.D. Burke breaks down today’s trade, that saw the Canucks sending Dale Weise to the Montreal Canadiens in return for Raphael Diaz. All in all this is a great move for the Canucks. They filled a position of need without giving up much of anything.

Should the Aquilini’s Purchase the Abbotsford Heat?

Abbotsford

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.

Alain Vigneault’s Contract Extension is a very good thing for Canucks!

alain vigneault

Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall lays the smackdown on why Alain Vigneault’s contract extension is a very good thing for this organization. The trickle down affect could mean new life for Roberto Luongo and Ryan Kesler, but really, why would we ever want this guy to leave anyways? He’s a proven winner. The best Coach the Canucks have ever had. Proove me wrong. Leave a comment.

The Coach – Vancouver Canucks Alain Vigneault in the spotlight

Alain Vigneault

Canucks blogger Steve Lee brings us a good piece on the Vancouver Canucks today. Head Coach Alain Vigneault is under the spotlight for the Canucks. As the Canucks all time winning coach with a 287-155-50 record, Alain Vigneault has brought the team more success in his six year tenure than any coach prior to 2006.

Vancouver Canucks birthday presents: Maxim Lapierre

Successful Troll is Successful

NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider is back with another edition of Canucks Birthday Presents. This time, Maxim Lapierre is turning an age older but he’s still only going to be 27 years young. What should you get him for his birthday? Josh took to twitter to find out. Lappy could have that ring two and half months from now.

Sunday Links: Canucks Morning Java

The Birthing Whale says, "Game, set and match...get out and play."

Josh weighs in with the biweekly Vancouver Canucks Java. NHL team news for the die hard Nucks fans. Gossip and articles captured on the web for Sunday. NWSportsBeat.com your source for all Vancouver Canucks hockey talk all the time, plus Canucks blog archives.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

Carey Price Canadiens

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Saturday night to the Montreal Canadiens. Richard has message for P.K. Subban. Hey PK I really want to be a fan of yours but you need to stop with the stupid stuff and going after guys like Henrik Sedin. Am I saying it’s time for everyone to panic? Yes, Yes I am.

5 Canucks Trades I Would Make at the 2012 NHL Deadline

Jets vs. Canucks

NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Richard Hodges weighs in on what the Canucks could and should do at the deadline to make their chances at a Stanley Cup better. Will Mason Raymond be shipped out? How about Cory Schneider? Many think he should stay for another Cup run. Maybe it will be draft picks…read on to find out what great moves Van-City should make at the 2012 NHL trade deadline.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Ryan O’Byrne

Ryan O'Byrne, Colorado Avalanche

NWSB insider Dave B brings us another Northwest Athlete Profile, following Ryan O’Byrne. O’Byrne started off playing for the Victoria Salsa before going on to play for the enemy, the Nanaimo Clippers. He attended Cornell University, a cliche nowadays for Canadian hockey players. O’Byrne was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens and skipped his senior year at Cornell to play for their minor league team.

Canucks vs. Montreal Canadiens Blog: Love’ Em & Hate’ Em

Maple Leafs vs. Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win over the Montreal Canadiens. After finding themselves down early, the Canucks came back and won 4-3 in a shootout. Roberto Luongo, eventually, and Mason Raymond and Cody Hodgson played great games as the Canucks shocked Montreal.

West Coast Express: 5 Reasons to Hate the Montreal Canadiens

Chris Higgins

It’s 2011 Vancouver Canucks vs. Montreal Canadiens (West vs. East) smack talk time. Next up is the Habs, and Richard has 5 reasons he can’t stand the Montreal Canadiens hockey team. First off, between the pipes is BC boy Carey Price. Rollie Melanson left Roberto Luongo for Montreal. Cmon! $7.35 million is tied up in paying Scott Gomez, enough said.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Former Canuck Russ Courtnall

Russ Courtnall

Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Former Montreal Canadien, Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks forward from Victoria BC Russ Courtnall. Yes Geoff Courtnall’s younger brother. Courtnall was drafted 7th overall in the 1983 entry draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs.