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 Reggie Gill weighs in on the eve of the 2012 NHL draft with a look at recent Canucks draft picks made by the organization that big things are expected of in the near future. The recent Vancouver Canucks draft picks include, Eddie Lack, Anton Rodin, Jordan Schroeder, Kevin Connauton, and Nicklas Jensen. Mason Raymond better watch out.
NWSB Insider and Senior Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac is back with a post this week recommending Vancouver rally behind Mike Gillis and Alain Vigneault. He says AV may not have the same resume with the Vancouver Canucks organization in comparison to the esteemed and knighted Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United, but he has helped the team reach the playoffs 5 times in 6 years
Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall lays the smackdown on why Alain Vigneault’s contract extension is a very good thing for this organization. The trickle down affect could mean new life for Roberto Luongo and Ryan Kesler, but really, why would we ever want this guy to leave anyways? He’s a proven winner. The best Coach the Canucks have ever had. Proove me wrong. Leave a comment.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in on the David Booth bear killing news this week. He asks one simple question. A little press blurb in a media guide or Canucks.com that describes Booth as an “avid hunter” or whatever is a little different than being confronted by his trophy kill on Twitter but what did people expect the final outcome of Booth’s passion for hunting be?
NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks writer The Flying V – Kevin Vanstone chimes in with his off-season analysis. Despite the signs pointing towards the contrary (and the Luongo list of teams he’d potentially go to), Kevin would trade Cory Schneider and keep Roberto Luongo heading into next season. Luongo is a proven competitor and has won at the highest level.
NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac says for the Canucks to comeback versus the LA Kings in the 2012 NHL playoffs five things must happen. it would take a great goalie. It would require a veteran team. It would need a team with a source of inspiration. It would rely on desire. It would demand scoring. Daniel Sedin is in LA, will he play? Who is in net? Roberto Luongo or Cory Schneider.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith today was suspended by the NHL for five games for his cheap shot elbow on the Canucks all star forward Daniel Sedin. The suspense for the suspension will be nothing compared to the suspense for the announcement of Daniel’s injury and whether we’re talking days, weeks, or even months.
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.
Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. What makes him angry about the Canucks and NHL this week? The Canucks could lose every remaining game and still win their division. That’s not skill, that’s luck. It’s not all the Canucks who are playing badly, just Roberto Luongo, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Kevin Bieksa, Mason Raymond and Alex Burrows among other.