Northwest Athlete Spotlight – Brenden Dillon

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NWSB Insider Steve Lee brings us a piece of trivia today via his Northwest Athlete Spotlight. Coming out of Surrey, Brenden Dillon wanted nothing more to be in the NHL. After a stint in the Junior Hockey League and then with the Seattle Thunderbirds, Dillon finally impressed the Dallas Stars enough to bring him in.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Paul Kariya

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Dave B. does another Northwest Athlete profile on one of the most prolific NHL’ers to ever come from these parts, Paul Kariya. Kariya played the majority of his career with the Anaheim Ducks where he once held all the franchise points records, but his career was cut short due to numerous injuries, namely concussions.

NWSB Exclusive: Twitterview with Augsburger Panther Captain Sean O’ Connor

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Resident Vancouver Canucks and hockey insider Josh Hall is back with his third exclusive twitterview for NWSB. This time around, it’s Northwest native Victoria, BC born Sean O’ Connor; Captain for the Augsburger Panther of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Sean currently makes his off season home in Arizona but when it’s hockey season, he’s kickin’ ass on German soil.

Northwest Player Profile: David Van Der Gulik

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NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. David Van Der Gulik is an Abbotsford born and bred hockey player who’s spent more time in the minors than he would have liked at this point in his career. He currently is part of the Colorado Avalanche organization but was once a member of the Calgary Flames and their AHL Affiliate, the Abbostsford Heat.

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!

Monday 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 Monday. NWSportsBeat.com your source for all Vancouver Canucks hockey talk all the time, plus Canucks blog archives.

Thursday Links: Canucks Morning Java

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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 Thursday. NWSportsBeat.com your source for all Vancouver Canucks hockey talk all the time, plus Canucks blog archives.

NWSB Exclusive: Twitterview with Chicago Wolves Goalie Eddie Lack

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Josh Hall recently had a NWSB exclusive twitterview with Chicago Wolves goaltender Eddlie Lack. As of February 10th, 2012, Lack has a 2011-12 record of 12-11-5 in a starting role ahead of Matt Climie. He has played in 27 of 47 games this season leading the Wolves to 5th spot in the Western Conference. Eddie very recently set up a twitter account, the next step could be him in Vancouver Canucks uniform.

Game 42 (Part 2): This One’s Personal

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Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Saturday GAME OF THE YEAR Vancouver Canucks vs. Boston Bruins matchup preview. 10:00 a.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. We have Tim Thomas and Roberto Luongo. It’s still up in the air until Friday who will start for Vancouver. We won’t see Aaron Rome laying out Nathan Horton. Rome is out.

Game 42 (PART 1): “Canucks Conversations Josh & Kev Talk Lu & Schnu”

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It’s always fun when our two insiders sit down for a chat. Two of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers here at NWSB Josh (@vancan19) and Kevin (@flyingVhockey) sat down at their keyboards and discussed who should start in net for the Canucks versus Boston on Saturday. Don’t you even dare say this was scripted. Who starts in net? Roberto Luongo or Cory Schneider?

GAME 40: CANUCKS & Sharks Can Have Resolutions Too!

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Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Monday San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks matchup preview. 7:30 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. If you call yourself a fan and aren’t excited about how this rivalry has flourished, then you are crazy. Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin secured at least one point in all but three games in December. Roberto Luongo should start.

Game 39: Vancouver Canucks Armed For Regicide

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Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Saturday Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings matchup preview. 7:30 p.m. PT, on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada. Roberto Luongo will probably get the start after Cory Schneider started against Anaheim. Ryan Kesler is clicking and Kevin Bieksa is drinkin’ a lot of milk apparently.