NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Mitch Dyck breaks down the rivalry between Van City and the San Jose Sharks. Mitch says imagine this. The Canucks go up 6-0 (yeah, right) and during the intermission coach John Tortorella tells Roberto Luongo to let Joe Thornton score 4 so they can see what he does. The Canucks and Sharks are looking a lot more like enemies than friends.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us some Robert Luongo and Canucks trading him to the Flyers or Maple Leafs gossip for today. While we’re still 10 days away from the start of the 2013 NHL season (and you know, the ratification of the new CBA by both the NHL and the NHLPA) but that hasn’t stopped some trade speculation from filling the airwaves and social media.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger The Flying V – Kevin Vanstone weighs in on the Ryan Kesler shoulder injury, will he or won’t he start the season? The trickle down effects and questions. If Maxim Lapierre is moved up to the second line, Chicago Wolves’ center Jordan Schroeder depth chart, what kind of minutes will Manny Malhotra get? In the meantime, it is up to Gillis to decide if his hockey team can afford to learn on the fly.
NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on a NHL trade rumor he’s drumming up. Stop thinking about Roberto Luongo he says. Focus instead on an Alex Edler for Bobby Ryan type trade. The Ducks don’t know what to do with him. Ryan’s big, he has great puck skill and he could be that big right handed winger for the Henrik Sedin & Daniel Sedin.
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.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac tells us on the NHL could have a new conspiracy theory up their sleeve when it comes to the Vancouver Canucks. Are we watching the dead puck era? Probably. Watching the last few games too, Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin have created a number of chances, contrary to the short term memory perception of some observers, but have had poor puck luck.
Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac points out whats not to love about defenseman Kevin Bieksa, from great quotes to great play he’s glad he’s on the home team. Bieksa’s career plus/ minus is a +17. A reasonable figure, but not yet Hall of Fame stuff. A healthy Bieksa on a settled team could mount a serious assault on improving those numbers. With a personality like Bi-es-ka, at least the dressing room provides some relief.
NWSB Managing Editor “Q” tells us this week in the NHL four or five days ago ESPN first broke the story about LA Kings forward Dustin Penner and his now famous PANCAKE injury. Alledgedly Penner and his weak back went out while “eating” pancakes. Moral of the story…He needs to stretch more come summer time I think. Were Canucks fans insensitive?
On Sunday night the Vancouver Canucks played host to the Anaheim Ducks at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Rock n Roll royalty was in attendance as Gene Simmons, his wife Shannon Tweed had front row seats. Jannik Hansen, typically the one asked for his autograph, put the shoe on the other foot and approached Gene to sign his stick.
Canucks blogger Josh Hall reports saturday night he was in New York City performing on Saturday Night Live. Tuesday morning he was on the west coast at Vancouver Canucks hockey practice. We’re talking about Vancouver singing sensation Michael Buble. The Burnaby BC native quickly jetted home and got to play with his hockey team. He was on the ice taking slap shots at Roberto Luongo, and hammin it up with Mike Gillis and Alain Vigneault.