Flying V says 16 to go! Canucks aren’t on track towards lifting Lord Stanley’s Cup

Daniel Sedin + Henrik Sedin

The Flying V’s own Kevin Vanstone is back with a new feature counting down the wins to lifting Lord Stanley’s mug for the Vancouver Canucks. While they now sit 1 game down to the Los Angeles Kings in the West Quarterfinal, Kevin says they are NOT on track to winning hockey’s holy grail. Things could change though after Game 2. Will Daniel Sedin be back to partner with brother Henrik Sedin? Byron Bitz will be out.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

Kings vs. Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Wednesday night in game to the LA Kings. Crazy game. From Byron Bitz hit on Kyle Clifford, which felt like a classic Aaron Rome game-forfeiting brain cramp to Zack Kassian and his first taste of the playoffs, to Roberto Luongo playing ok, and Vancouver not being able to move the puck. Crazy.

West QF game 1 Kings vs. Canucks: Setting the tone

Kings vs. Canucks

It’s Christmas eve in every hockey fan’s home as the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs are set to begin Wednesday. Here in Vancouver, we just want a Cup. Vancouver Canucks have a lot to be excited about going into their first round matchup with the Los Angeles Kings but in Game 1, one of our Canucks insiders Josh Hall tells us it’s especially key to set the tone early…or else. Roberto Luongo your under the microscope.

L.A. Kings vs. Canucks Game 1 betting odds and handicapping preview

Kings vs. Canucks

Free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the L.A. Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night matchup. The Canucks are -161 home favourites. The over/under is set at 5. Dave likes the home team in this one. Jonathan Quick is a Vezina Trophy candidate for a reason. The biggest question mark ahead of Game 1 for the Canucks is Roberto Luongo. Wednesday’s game is likely to be a low scoring affair.

For the Canucks Sedins to be truly great they must….

Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us what the Sedins have to do to lead the Vancouver Canucks to the 2012 NHL promised land. Yes that’s right. Hoisting the Stanley Cup. Henrik Sedin & Daniel Sedin took a lot of crap in last year’s playoffs for naught. They were whiners, divers, chokers, weak, sisters, etc etc. They can right the ship in 2012. Let’s get it done.

Keys to the Vancouver Canucks winning round One vs. L.A.

kevin bieksa canucks

The right things need to happen for the Vancouver Canucks to beat the Los Angeles Kings in round 1 of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Kings will not be push-overs but by all means, Vancouver should take this one. Josh Hall, one of our Vancouver Canucks insiders weighs in with his 5 keys to winning this series for the Canucks.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

Oilers vs. Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Saturday night over the Edmonton Oilers. It was overshadowed by the Presidents’ Trophy, but Roberto Luongo picked up his fifth shutout of the year and 60th of his career in an admittedly quiet night for the Oilers offensively. David Booth had a number o glorious chances as he used his speed.

Chicago Wolves / Vancouver Canucks puzzle pieces…playoffs edition

Nicklas Jensen

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with an update on the Canucks farm team in the AHL the Chicago Wolves. Van City hired ex-Oilers coach Craig Mactavish to guide the prospects, we update you on Eddie Lack, Bill Sweatt, Mike Duco, Steven Reinprecht, Nolan Baumgartner, Kevin Connauton, Mark Mancari and more. The bubble boys, the 2-ways, guys fighting for their cup of coffee in the NHL.

I’m a die-hard fan of the Vancouver Canucks because…

Kirk McLean & Trevor Linden

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer Richard Hodges tells us what it is that goes into being able to answer the question. Why am I a die hard fan of the Canucks?! Rags to riches stories like Alex Burrows inspire us. Roberto Luongo, Mike Gillis, Trevor Linden, 1994, Stan Smyl, Mark Messier, Mike Keenan, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin made us love and hate the team, read on for more…

Anaheim Ducks vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

Flames vs. Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Tuesday night over the Anaheim Ducks. The Canucks are now tied for first in the league. Meanwhile, Henrik Sedin set up camp near the face-off dot on the powerplay and hung out with the puck for like two hours while he calculated the percentages of every possible play. Pure Sweetness.

VanCity reasons to get excited about the impending 2012 NHL playoffs

Canucks Beer bottle

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us from Bandwagon fans, and Hockey Night in Canada’s Jim Hughson, to Vancouver Canucks fan beer consumption, the dreaded overtime, and the juicy first round matchups are things to look forward to for BC and Vancouver hockey fans ready for the 2012 NHL playoffs to being.

Canucks Player Intros: Wait, qui est Marc-Andre Gragnani?

Marc-Andre Gragnani

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges takes the opportunity to introduce Canucks fans to Marc-Andre Gragnani. The defenseman acquired in the Cody Hodgson deal with Buffalo. His defensive game is rather limited but at 24, Gragnani only has 61 NHL regular season games under his belt, 46 of them this year where he has a respectable 16 points.

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