Rick’s Picks: The weekly Portland Trail Blazers all-stars

Wallace

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Rick Stella weighs in with his Trailblazers weekly three all stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through March 19th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. LaMarcus Aldridge was a beast this week. A mainstay at the First Star position in this column, Aldridge put up 21 points, on 9-18 from the field and a perfect 3-3 from the charity stripe vs. the Bulls.

Jay DeMerit & the Whitecaps teach the “whitecap wave”

Arguably the best last-place team in MLS history

NWSB Managing Editor lets us know all about the new Vancouver Whitecaps team cheer that is being taught to the fans by Whitecaps FC captain Jay DeMerit. Its’ being called theNew Whitecap Wave. Check it out today in this video tutorial by the Whitecaps team while down in Florida. Put your scarves up Vancouver.

Rick’s Picks: The weekly Portland Trail Blazers all-stars

Raymond Felton

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Rick Stella weighs in with his Trailblazers weekly three all stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through March 12th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. Ray Felton gets a bit of special recognition this week for not only making this list for the first time. This week LaMarcus Aldridge played like Washington owed him money.

State of the Canucks – Weekly Notebook | March 8th

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. The Nuckleheads have lost two straight at home in regulation for the first time since November 2010. Not 2011; 2010! Zack Kassian has found a little chemistry on the 2nd line but where will he slot in against Winnipeg? Can Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin bump their slumps?

The Seahawks locking up Marshawn Lynch was a smart move

Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks insider Brandon Choate breaks down 5 reasons why he thinks it was a smart move by the Seattle Seahawks to re-sign Marshawn Lynch. Lynch’s love of skittles and stiff arms earned the respect of the fans and the front office who are now able to go after other players like Red Bryant and Mario Williams.

I won’t miss Cody Hodgson the artful dodgeson

Avs vs. Canucks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges points out Cody Hodgson asked for a trade from the Canucks organization. You can claim that Rich Winters may have been the more interested party in a trade with camp Cody, but at the end of the day Cody Hodgson’s career is Cody Hodgson’s. The Canucks are happy with Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani. So long Coho.

Rick’s Picks: The weekly Portland Trail Blazers all-stars

Gerald Wallace

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Rick Stella weighs in with his Trailblazers weekly three all stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through March 5th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. Gerald Wallace, Jamal Crawford, and LaMarcus Aldridge are this week’s best three. With a tip of the cap for dunk of the week going to Wallace as well. Watch the dunk video in HD.

Question to Seattle Mariners fans: Does John Jaso still exist?

John Jaso

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us even though he wrote an article about this trade back in November 5 Reasons to like the Seattle Mariners Trade For John Jaso he is actually having problems remembering that it ever happened. Already Jesus Montero is dominating the news reports. Eric Wedge says Jaso is a baseball rat. Whatever that means?

State of the Canucks – Weekly notebook | March 1st

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. The trade deadline has passed and what a shocking day it was. Though not as much if you really thought Mike Gillis could pull off the Cody Hodgson for Zack Kassian trade. Marc-Andre Gragnani also comes Vancouver’s way from Buffalo and he’ll start tonight versus the St. Louis Blues, in for Chris Tanev.

Mariners escalate response to Gutierrez pectoral injury.

Franklin Gutierrez

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us today at M’s spring training practice outfielder Franklin Gutierrez suffered a pectoral injury this week. Gutierrez’s injury has escalated to what Manager Eric Wedge has described as “Considerable Concern” and has been flown to Seattle for more extensive examinations with the team doctors.

State of the Canucks – Weekly notebook | February 17th

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Chris Higgins’ return to the lineup on Wednesday woke up the Canucks. Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin square off against #1 most easily intimidated player Phil Kessel in a battle of the bully victims Saturday at Rogers Arena. Toronto native Chris Tanev will play Saturday night.

State of the Canucks – Weekly notebook | February 9th

Canucks Hockey News

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider have both consistently posted strong performances from the Canucks’ crease this season, and with every game played the backup becomes closer and closer to finding a new crease to call home. Henrik Sedin’s connection with newcomer Byron Bitz is worth watching.

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