Vancouver Canucks: Beware the slides of March

Canucks Are Playoff bound

NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Richard Hodges tells us the Canucks may have the division and the number two seed locked up but St Louis could be a very very frightening team to face in the West finals, 7-2-1 in their last 10, and would you not want to at least take a shot at wrestling home ice advantage?

Northwest Athlete Profile: Mike Santorelli

mike santorelli

NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring Vancouver born Mike Santorelli. Santorelli, currently of the Florida Panthers, started off in the Vancouver Minor Hockey system and is now making his mark in the National Hockey League.

Canucks Player Intros: Wait, qui est Marc-Andre Gragnani?

Marc-Andre Gragnani

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges takes the opportunity to introduce Canucks fans to Marc-Andre Gragnani. The defenseman acquired in the Cody Hodgson deal with Buffalo. His defensive game is rather limited but at 24, Gragnani only has 61 NHL regular season games under his belt, 46 of them this year where he has a respectable 16 points.

St. Louis Blues vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

Kings vs. Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Thursday night over the St. Louis Blues. Was this hockey or soccer? nil-nil after 45 minutes? All of a sudden, the Canucks have 9 goals in 6 games which is about the pace they had during the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. Alex Burrows and Chris Higgins finally scored to ice this game for Van City.

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.

Canucks vs. Nashville Predators blog: Love ’em & Hate ‘em

Predators vs Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Tuesday night against the Nashville Predators. Alex Burrows played in his 500th game, a big milestone. Roberto Luongo had a highlight save but Sami Salo did not help the cause in the Canucks heartbreaking loss.

Game 60 Canucks vs. Predators: Oh the Sites We Can See

Edler Nashville Canucks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer Josh Hall delivers you a list of site the Nucks should see before Tuesday’s tilt versus the Nashville Predators. Could Ryan Kesler use some motivation from Oprah. Would some BBQ Pulled pork help beef up Chris Higgins? Maybe Sami Salo would benefit from a visit to the Parthenon.

Vancouver Canucks newcomer Byron Bitz: the right fitz or the pitz?

Byron Bitz

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges goes in depth on relative Canucks newcomer Byron Bitz. He’s probably not going to win the Conn Smythe (probably, you never know), but Bitz is a very nice piece indeed to add to the team free of charge and possesses a lot of traits the Canucks may have been looking for at the deadline.

Canucks Henrik Sedin misses practice for CT scan

Henrik Sedin

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.

Canucks vs. Nashville Predators blog: Love’ em & Hate’ em

Canucks Sexy Fans

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Tuesday night over the Nashville Predators. Jannik Hansen nicknamed Honey Badger has been absolutely invisible. Byron Bitz has more goals on the year than Scott Gomez. Another shootout win thanks to the superb play of Roberto Luongo.

Wednesday links: Vancouver Canucks morning java

Vancouver Canucks

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

Game 53: Canucks vs. Predators: Fellowship of the Puck

Vancouver vs. Nashville

Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Tuesday Vancouver Canucks vs. Nashville Predators matchup preview. Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. Some Ryan Kesler magic would be nice. It was in Nashville that Kesler split the D and scored arguably the goal of the playoffs. Yes we’ll take that with some popcorn please.

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