NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Bryan McFarlane talks about a five other changes the Vanucks need to make if they want to see themselves to greater success in the coming years. Most cities would be happy to have a coach who could win as many games as AV did in his time with the Canucks. But most cities aren’t this big of a hockey market. The pressure to perform each year seems to grow and grow. And of course we all know the definition of insanity: to do the same thing over and over but expect a different result. Thus change is needed, in a big way, in Vancouver.
NWSB Playoffs Gambling insider Dave B previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks game on Tuesday night. His headline: One Last Chance. The goal scoring issues are well documented and although Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin each recorded an assist in the last game, they have been all but non-existent so far this series. Mason Raymond, Chris Higgins and Jannik Hansen are pointless thus far in the three games and Derek Roy, despite getting some shot isn`t producing at the rate most expected when he was acquired at the deadline.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone is back today to tell the fans about the lineup changes for the Vancouver Canucks tonight in game 2 versus the Sharks. Ryan Kesler is expected to slide across to the wing tonight after struggling on the draw Wednesday, playing alongside Chris Higgins and Derek Roy on Vancouver’s second line. “I expect more out of myself tonight,” Kesler told the media Friday morning.
NWSB Playoffs Gambling insider Dave B previews the San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks game Wednesday night. His headline: Let’s Not Repeat History. The San Jose Sharks, who went just 8-14-2 on the road during the regular season, played just about the perfect road game Wednesday night and subsequently became the only road team thus far to record a win in the playoffs.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone is back today to tell the fans that Roberto Luongo is expected to make a surprise start tonight opposite the San Jose Sharks in Game One of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He says Cory Schneider the Ginger Jesus may not be in tonight’s lineup, but Kev expects 18, 630 Canucks fans will be there to pick up the slack.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s following with regards to the Round 1 Stanley Cup playoffs clash between the San Jose Sharks and our Canucks. Mitch says
in order for Vancouver to take this series, and he thinks they will, it will take four complete games, no relying on anything other than outplaying their opponent. And Cory Schneider must lead by example.
NWSB Playoffs Gambling insider Dave B previews the San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks game Wednesday night. His headline: Canucks Begin Cup Quest Wednesday Night. Offensively the Canucks generated just 2.54 goals per game this year – a far cry from the teams we’ve seen the last few years. Cory Schneider should return to the lineup for Game 1 and he will be crucial after Roberto Luongo melted down in his last two starts.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac weighs in on the overachievers and underachievers in Van City for the end of the 2012/13 regular season. Jason Garrison was on the underachiever side of this list at the quarter season mark, but he made a superb turnaround. Alex Edler is the single most disappointing player that the Canucks have had to endure this season. David Booth could well be the victim of Vancouver’s buyout amnesty.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines from last nights Canucks win over the Chicago Blackhawks. If there was ever a perfect example of baptism by fire, for Frank Corrado his first NHL game would be just that. What happens now is anyone’s guess. Mitch thinks Corrado’s play last night warrants another look in Thursday’s game against the Ducks. Kevin Bieksa and Chris Tanev take your time.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac is back to tell us if Vancouver is to become just the fourth team in NHL history to recover from a 3-0 game deficit then Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin must lead the way. They must fine tune their clean entries in five-on-five play again to limit LA’s defensive tendencies. They must continue to lead and inspire their teammates with their calmness, patience and hard work ethic.
Kevin Vanstone, Vancouver Canucks Insider Blogger updates us on the Canucks chances at coming back and what’s going right and wrong for both teams. The Los Angeles Kings still have Jonathan Quick playing relatively well despite 3 goals allowed in Game 4 and the Canucks have Daniel Sedin back. Who holds the advantage and momentum going forward?
The Vancouver Canucks are still down 3-1 in their opening round series against the Los Angeles Kings but insider Josh Hall says Canucks Nation seems a little too optimistic. Will common sense be the difference as Ryan Kesler aka Guzzler and Alex Burrows strive to find their game? Can Cory Schneider hold the fort while Roberto Luongo rides the pine? Time will tell if Vancouver lives to fight another day.