A Tale of Two Coaches

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NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke weighs in on how the 2013-14 campaign has panned out for John Tortorella and Alain Vigneault, as they adapt to their new clubs. A fair critique of Tortorella is laid out, while an appreciation for the old bench boss is also prevalent.

Shot blocking and all it can do for the 2013 Canucks

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Vancouver Canucks insider and blogger J.D. Burke weighs in on the early progress the Canucks are making, as they adjust to a new system and the physical commitment required from it. Blocked shots are looked at in depth, as statistics from this season and last are used to find out where the Canucks are at this season. With John Tortorella, shot blocking has been a hot topic of conversation in Van City. EH? Alex Burrows & Roberto Luongo.

Will Vancouver’s Edler and Tortorella make ‘swede’ music?

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Ben Lypka is back with a piece about the influence John Tortorella should have on Alex Edler. Throughout his career in Tampa, New York and now hopefully here in Vancouver, Torts has had the ability to get more offense out of his defensemen. Alex Edler is no spring chicken, but hopefully he’s still young enough to learn some new tricks from his new bench boss.

Vancouver Canucks: 5 must-see matchups for the 2013/14 season

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Richard Hodges breaks down the top five matchups of the 2013-14 NHL season for the team. The San Jose Sharks, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators all make the cut. Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider compete against each other at Rogers Arena. This should be a classic tilt shouldn’t it Nucks fans?

John Tortorella nails the interview; can he pass probation?

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges breaks down the first day interview of Canucks new head coach John Tortorella. It was a relatively calm interview for the man who is known to drop f-bombs like it’s going out of style. Torts talked about the mission Mike Gillis has in plan for the Canucks, and the plan for the Sedins to kill some penalties. All in all it makes you wish opening night was here already.

Tortorella will and won’t be a good for the Canucks…

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Andrew Deutchmann gives you his perspective on the signing of new Cancuks head coach John Tortorella. At first when Andrew heard that Mike Gillis was going to interview Torts for the job he wasn’t too amused. But ever since then the idea has grown on him, and now he thinks it may even be a good thing. If not, Andrew thinks it will be a long five years in Van City.

Hey Vancouver Canucks fans…it’s time to believe in Torts!

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NWSB Canucks contributor Josh Hall is as optimistic as ever and at the same time cautious about the potential for new Vancouver Canucks Head Coach John Tortorella. What effect will he have on the likes of Ryan Kesler and Daniel Sedin & Henrik Sedin? Does his presence effect the decision to move either Roberto Luongo or Cory Schneider? These are all things Canucks will have to be patient for but the new era of Torts has dawned and fans need to practice as they preach and believe.

Canucks Gameday: What the Canucks need to do to beat the BlueJackets

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching for and delivers his winning gameday tips for the Canucks vs. BlueJackets game Thursday night. He says in order to win, the Canucks must just come out and get the W tonight. Do you hear us Daniel Sedin & Henrik Sedin? Not in a shootout or overtime, but in regulation.

Pavel Bure: My top five moments in time

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in on the top 5 moments in time for the Russian Rocket Pavel Bure. Along with Bure, Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin and Adam Oates were all inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday. The mere mention of Bure’s name can bring out the best in Vancouver fans. It can also bring out the worst.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

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Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Saturday night over the Edmonton Oilers. It was overshadowed by the Presidents’ Trophy, but Roberto Luongo picked up his fifth shutout of the year and 60th of his career in an admittedly quiet night for the Oilers offensively. David Booth had a number o glorious chances as he used his speed.

Canucks vs. Calgary Flames blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

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Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Thursday night to the Calgary Flames. It appears that Marc-Andre Gragnani has played the required number of games to become a restricted and not unrestricted free agent this summer. Enjoy your time in the press box. With Kevin Bieksa, Aaron Rome, and Keith Ballard all due to come back.

Vancouver Canucks: Beware the slides of March

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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?

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