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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Josh Hall reports on the news from the NHL today that Vancouver Canucks forward Cody Hodgson has been named the January 2012 NHL Rookie of the Month. Hodgson, who turns 22 in just over two weeks time, led all rookies in scoring with 10 points (six goals, four assists) in 11 games. He edged Philadelphia Flyers forwards Sean Couturier and Matt Read for votes.
It’s always fun when our two insiders sit down for a chat. Two of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers here at NWSB Josh (@vancan19) and Kevin (@flyingVhockey) sat down at their keyboards and had their own 2012 NHL all star game mock draft. Team Daniel Alfredsson vs. Team Zdeno Chara, it should be quite the spectacle. Please pick up your cheese gift basket on your way out the door.