Canucks blue line breakdown: defensive depth an issue?

Gillis & Vigneault

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone says the Vancouver Canucks may not be as deep on the blue line as it seems, will Mike Gillis move to make a trade deadline deal to bolster the back end? As the Canucks approach the 20-game mark of the 2013 season there is still a healthy amount of time for players like Alex Edler to adjust. Who knows with Ryan Kesler and Kevin Bieksa injuries.

Canucksdrum: Ryan Kesler & the injured shoulder trickle down effects

Ryan Kesler

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.

The Vancouver Canucks cast their own version of ER

Chris Higgins

Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac weighs in with a humorous piece on the Canucks injury report. Let’s examine the further potential for player knocks as Sports Action could do with proposing a new line of Injury bets. We have seen Chris Higgins and his staphylococcus foot infection, a David Booth knee injury, and a Cody Hodgson rung bell, now a Daniel Sedin stiff back…

Injury Report: Canucks David Booth Out 4-6 Weeks

David Booth

Q tells us the Vancouver Canucks say forward David Booth will miss four to six weeks with a sprained MCL following a knee-on-knee collision with Colorado’s Kevin Porter on Tuesday. Bill Sweatt has been called up to replace him. All in all. Good timing Mason Raymond. Now do something with the ice time!

Canucks walking wounded continues: Volpatti out, Weise in

Aaron Volpatti

Vancouver Canucks blogger Riley Trottier weighs in with his thoughts on the walking wounded. The Canucks injury report. One more player has been added this week with the announcement Sunday morning that forward Aaron Volpatti will be out 4-6 months because he requires shoulder surgery. Enter Dale Weise, again.

Mason Raymond to return to Canucks lineup this week

Mason Raymond

Vancouver Canucks winger Mason Raymond (hurt in last years Stanley Cup Playoffs) has been on skates for about three weeks, working with skills coach Glenn Carnegie, recently practicing with his Canucks teammates. He’ll be inserted into the Canucks lineup this week NWSB has been told.