Lockout Blues: A full NHL season slips away

Kevin Sundher

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us if hockey fans have to be exposed to this greed-driven lockout, consider him not impressed. The NHL’s recent decision to reject a meeting proposed by the NHLPA in an effort to negotiate in good faith only exacerbates a PR problem faced by league owners. He hopes we’ll have NHL hockey by December.

Obvious reasons to love the Canucks re-signing Alex Burrows

Alex Burrows

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points out five key reasons why today is a good day for the Canucks after re-signing Alex Burrows. In seven NHL seasons, all with the Canucks, Burrows has 139 goals and 131 assists in 522 games. Burrows, 31, was entering the final season of a four-year contract and would have been an unrestricted free agent following the 2012-13 season. He got a no trade clause too.

10 things for Vancouver Canucks fans to do during the NHL lockout

Canucks Garage Door

NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks hockey blogger Steve Lee gives us his top 10 2012 NHL lockout tips as a to do list for Canucks players and fans of hockey in Vancouver. For starters Read the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy. If you are still clueless as to what got your wife/girlfriend/girl next door etc. all hot and bothered this summer, maybe take a chance and pick up the threesome of books. Hike, the wobbly pops at the top of the Grouse Grind are well worth the wait.

NHL Report: Evander Kane requests trade…Will the Canucks make an offer?

Evander Kane

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck writes about local Vancouver hockey product and current Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane today. Reportedly he’s asked for a trade out of the Peg. The report came courtesy of CTV Regina sports anchor, Julie Stewart-Binks. Mitch says If this rumor of a trade request were true, then Vancouver would be smart to step up and make a bold move in trying to acquire the young sniper.

The Canucks ‘Green Man’ into the finals!

Green Men

NWSB Insider and NHL blogger Alistair Corp tells us today about Vancouver Canucks hard core fans the Green MEN. One of the two die hards Sully is up for an individual award. THE ESPN Hall of Fans finals are underway. Sully and his partner Force first attended a Canucks game in 2009, as a onetime deal. Who knew the Canucks fan passion would take them where they are today?

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?

The Canucks offseason rumor mill: Jason Arnott edition!

Jason Arnott

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points out today that Shane Doan is the guy the Canucks really want, but they are also talking with Jason Arnott. See him as fit for 3rd line centre position. He could also fill in as 2nd line center if prospect Jordan Schroeder isn’t ready for the NHL while Ryan Kesler recovers from off season shoulder surgery.

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.

Shea Weber isn’t going to play for the Vancouver Canucks

Shea Weber

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks not putting an offer sheet or a trade offer in on Shea Weber. He asks was GM Mike Gillis a sleep at the wheel or was he that confident that Weber would play just one year in Nashville and become an unrestricted free agent after? Or if Vancouver was involved, was the price to high?

NHL Rumor Mill: Canucks interested in Shane Doan… what a shock!

Shane Doan

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks asking price with regards to Roberto Luongo. The signing of Cory Schneider hasn’t really sped up the trade talks as one would have hoped. It’s been reported over the course of the off-season that the asking price for the all-star a goalie is too high.

When do the Canucks budge on the Luongo asking price?

Vancouver Canucks Goaltender Quandary

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks asking price with regards to Roberto Luongo. The signing of Cory Schneider hasn’t really sped up the trade talks as one would have hoped. It’s been reported over the course of the off-season that the asking price for the all-star a goalie is too high.

New Vancouver Canucks d-man Jason Garrison – love ‘em & hate ‘em

Jason Garrison

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger is back inside from laying out in the Victoria sunshine. Teachers and their summers off. He reports on the BIG news this week out of Vancouver that the Canucks have locked defenseman Jason Garrison via free agency from the Florida Panthers. Garrison has less than 3 full years of playing time leading to a fair inexperience factor, but he does bring size with a 6’ 2” frame that packs a solid 220 lbs.