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Can we get Horvat a gold medal please?

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Andrew Deutchmann welcomes the newest addition to the Canucks, Bo Horvat, center out of London in the OHL. Horvat is a 6 ft 211 lb 18 year old that will most likely spend at least the next season in the AHL before making his splash up in Vancouver. He played along side a couple other standout Knights, Max Domi (Phoenix 2013) and Alex Broadhurst (Chicago 2011) he finished 4th on the team in scoring. This should bring some much needed help to the Canucks.

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

JOHN TORTORELLA

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.

Can John Tortorella turn the Vancouver Canucks around?

John Tortorella

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V’ Vanstone tells us the official hiring of John Tortorella today is good for Van City. Simply put, John Tortorella is a talented hockey coach with a very low tolerance for incompetence. Kevin says Alain Vigneault was notorious for employing a defensive style of play while rarely opening the game up with a healthy roster, and asks will Tortorella find balance between Safe Is Death and The Shot-Blocking Blues?

NWSB email to former Canucks bench boss Alain Vigneault

Alain Vigneault

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges today brings us an open email to former Nucks head coach Alain Vigneault. He points out AV is the winningest coach in Canucks history, bringing home the division banners, Presidents’ Trophies, and of course 2011. He says AV set the bar high and the only way to clear it is with a Stanley Cup. He was fun to watch, not fun to watch and he’ll be missed. Happy Trails AV.

Canucks fire Alain Vigneault after second unsuccessful post-season

Gillis & Vigneault

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Nucks news of firing head coach Alain Vigneault and assistant coaches Rick Bowness and Newell Brown on Wednesday afternoon just 15 days after the Canucks were swept by the San Jose Sharks, marking the end of an era for Vancouver Canucks hockey. It could be a long summer for Canucks fans.

Canucks personnel most likely to find new employers in 2013

Mike Gillis

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Nucks and says it has been a full thirteen days since VanCity were swept by the San Jose Sharks in the first round of this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, and after an appropriate mourning period it is time to look towards next season and the changes needed. Roberto Luongo has been on his way out of Vancouver for some time. He’s surely gone. Alain Vigneault. Gone too.

Another NHL lockout? We don’t need no stinkin’ lockout!

kesler canucks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points weighs in today on a possible NHL lock out coming up in 2012, plus how it effects the Vancouver Canucks. From today there are 37 days until an agreement has to be reached. Remember seven years ago when people thought there would be multiple 11th hour deals before the season and during the lost portions of the season?

Even without Weber, the Canucks D isn’t that bad, right?

Kevin Bieksa

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some more thoughts on the Canucks non-roster sheet for Weber, As well as an in depth look at the top six Canucks defenseman currently on the Vancouver roster. Dan Hamhuis, Alex Edler, Kevin Bieksa, Keith Ballard, Chris Tanev, and Jason Garrison. Kevin Connauton has made strides in the minors.

Schneider signs new $12m 3-year contract with Vancouver Canucks

Cory Schneider

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger is back from camping in the Strathcona Park wilderness and reports on the BIG news today out of Vancouver that the Canucks have locked up 26 year old netminder Cory Schneider to a 3-year $12 million dollar contract. Seems like one more final nail in the coffin for Roberto Luongo’s stay in Vancouver. A well deserved raise for Schneidz.

No contracts forthcoming for Canucks’ Rome, Oreskovich & Ebbett

Aaron Rome

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Reggie Gill weighs in with his ananlysis of the current crop of Canuck free agent hockey players that did not have contracts qualified and therefore will be free agents come July 1st 2012. Aaron Rome figures to be the one who’s presence will be missed the most. Andrew Ebbett a role player and Victor Oreskovich a guy never able to realize his potential.

Reasons I have a Love / Hate relationship with Canucks Alain Vigneault

Alain Vigneault

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger the Flying V Kevin Vanstone has a love and hate relationship with Canucks coach Alain Vigneault. Love him or hate him, Vigneault has another opportunity to lead the Canucks to victory in the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs, and fans will debate these decisions with extra scrutiny for the weeks to come.

Canadian opponents prove good medicine for the Canucks’ Sedins

Sedins vs. Maple Leafs

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac tells us the Canucks embarked on their latest road trip tonight, first stop at the capital of Alberta, to find an overly hospitable Oilers group that coughed up a 5-2 gift to the Canucks with a goal and an assist each for the Swedish brothers. Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin had quite the weekend putting up a ton of points.

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