David Booth hopes to be ‘third try lucky’ for Van City in 2013

David Booth

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges talks about David Booth and how he needs to prove himself to the organization and fans in 2013/14. Originally coming to Vancouver in a move that saw many fans applaud the front office, Booth has failed to live up to the hype and has been somewhat injury-riddled, leading many to cast him off as a bust. Will 2013/14 be the year he finally proves himself?

Why keeping David Booth might actually work out for Van City

David Booth

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ Blogger J.D. Burke talks about David Booth and why the move by Mike Gillis — largely considered his last — could eventually work out for the Canucks. In his first two seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, Booth has struggled mightily to stay on the ice and has done his absolute best to annoy the fan-base off it. Could things change in the near future?

Mike Gillis shocks NHL, trades Cory Schneider for Devils for 9th pick

Mike Gillis

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V’ Vanstone tells us the preamble to the 2013 NHL draft promised a day filled with bold moves and intrigue, and Mike Gillis wasted no time supplying the league with both by trading Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for their 9th overall pick on Sunday. The Canucks then drafted Bo Horvat 9th overall in the 2013 NHL entry draft.

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.

Whither Mike Gillis? It’s complicated Canucks fans!

Joh Tortorella is expected to be announced as the new coach of the Vancouver Canucks on Monday.

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges brings us a situation that has risen in the Vancouver Canucks clubhouse. With AV gone to New York, Gillis must find a suitable replacement for the first time in his tenure in Vancouver. Will John Tortorella or John Stevens be the next coach of the Canucks or will it be a darkhorse candidate? If Mike Gillis can’t reverse course, this stink is on him.

That’s it, that’s all: The Canucks don’t need a fighter in the lineup

Volpatti fight vs Sharks

NWSB Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin Vanstone AKA The Flying V weighs in today and says The Vancouver Canucks Don’t Need A Fighter. Zack Kassian and Tom Sestito both engaged in fights during Tuesday’s win over the Blues, but what did they accomplish? It’s OK, I’ll wait for an answer says Kev. In the meantime, Canucks fans can only hope Jordan Schroeder and Dale Weise continue to find chemistry on the fourth line.

Top ten signs that your Canucks paranoia is finally getting to you

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac weighs in with his top ten signs that your Canucks paranoia is finally getting to you. At last your paranoia is real and justified. You finally drank the Tony Gallagher Kool-Aid. You are ready to exchange Mike Gillis for Brian Burke once more. You are ready to trade Henrik Sedin & Daniel Sedin for the Kardashians.

The NBA, & the NHL possibly coming to Seattle

Seattle NHL & NBA Teams

Seattle Washington blogger Clinton Bell tells us to all keep our fingers crossed, and mark your calendars for March 1st. There will be green and gold in Seattle once again! Christopher Hanson, a San Francisco businessman and Seattle native, has recently purchased a lot just south of Safeco Field in Seattle. Plans are to build an arena to attract a NBA franchise and NHL franchise to the city of Seattle.

Vancouver Canucks Chris Higgins’ Unplanned Hand Injury

Chris Higgins Hand Injury

Chris Higgin’s next five injuries as predicted by one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers Richard Hodges. Chris Higgins wasn’t flying to San Jose with the team because of a mysterious hand infection. What does this all mean? Luckily, Richard specialises in speculative medicine and can predict Chris Higgins’ next five injuries.

Canucks Cory Schneider grabs the NHL’s weekly Second Star Award

NHL Awards

The NHL gave out its weekly stars awards this week. On the list Vancouver Canucks backup netminder Cory Schneider. Now he’s the first to say personal awards and achievements don’t matter to him. Only wins matter he’d say. His overall record is now 6-4-0 with a 2.02 GAA, .931 Save% in 12 appearances.

Ranking The Vancouver Canucks Rivals – The YouTube Edition

Canucks NHL Rivalries

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges points out there have been few rivalries in the NHL over the past few years that can compete with the bad blood brewed between the Vancouver Canucks and their most hated opponents. The Bruins vs. Canucks and Milan Lucic and Ryan Kesler is a matchup he wants to see more often.

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