Where does Mike Santorelli fit long term with Van City?

Mike Santorelli Thomas Greiss

NWSB blogger & insider J.D. Burke explores Mike Santorelli’s early production and determines it’s sustainability and where it will land him, long-term, with the Canucks. Advanced stats, graphs and even ordinary stats are used to accurately display a picture of whether this season is a flash in the pan or the mean. J.D. argues that Santorelli is best suited for third line duties, and presents valid reasoning to boot.

Shot blocking and all it can do for the 2013 Canucks

Calgary Flames v Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Canucks insider and blogger J.D. Burke weighs in on the early progress the Canucks are making, as they adjust to a new system and the physical commitment required from it. Blocked shots are looked at in depth, as statistics from this season and last are used to find out where the Canucks are at this season. With John Tortorella, shot blocking has been a hot topic of conversation in Van City. EH? Alex Burrows & Roberto Luongo.

Northwest NHL stars fantasy prognostications

Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins

NWSB Insider and NHL hockey writer at the NWSB Steve Lee weighs in with his hockey pool predictions for the 2013 season for our northwest hockey stars. The Hockey writers at NWSB will be bringing you a series of posts on hockey pool tips to help you win your 2013 hockey pool. After missing nearly four months of on ice action, the NHL owners and the NHLPA finally figured out how to fairly divide their annual financial intake.

The Captain Obvious reasons the Canucks are leaning towards Cory Schneider

Cory Schneider

Kevin weighs in with the first half of an NWSB debate in which we ask who should the Vancouver Canucks keep in town…Cory Schneider or Roberto Luongo? While Luongo is a proven winner and has been given a raw deal in Vancouver, there are a number of reasons for the Canucks to feel comfortable relying on Cory as the goaltender of the future. Mike Gillis knows who he wants we know that.

Henrik Sedin and Max Lapierre cue a new Canucks drinking game

Canucks Drinking Game

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac is back with a fun read with a topic he knows an awful lot about. A drinking game. The Vancouver Canucks are the hottest team in the NHL right now. If the playoffs started tonight they’d be in first place in the Western conference and have a #1 seed. He ponders the new look line of Maxim Lapierre, Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows, and how many hangovers they can cause him to have.

Move over Mel Gibson: The Canucks are the real Road Warriors

David Booth

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac points out with a win over Detroit last night in the battle for NHL Western Conference supremecy most importantly and certainly most impressively, the Canucks broke the back of the Wings’ 23 game home winning streak, coming out victorious in a thriller comprising a lofty total of 79 shots between the two teams. David Booth playing at home an Alex Burrows had great games.

Canucks Roberto Luongo & A Jury Of His Peers

Roberto Luongo

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with a complete look and analysis at the State of the Goalie position in Vancouver. It’s clear Roberto Luongo has hit a rough patch in his relationship with Canucks fans. But its also clear Luongo is statistically more reliable than other goaltenders he’s measured against.

The Emergence of Vancouver Canucks Sophomore Cody Hodgson

Cody Hodgson

Vancouver Canucks hockey blogger C-Mac looks indepth at the play of second year forward Cody Hodgson. He has been a winner wherever he has played in the past and that is a quality that this team will need to take advantage of as they work towards a return to the playoffs.

The Education of Vancouver Canucks D-Man Alexander Edler

Alexander Edler & Jason Garrison

Vancouver Canucks hockey blogger looks indepth at the play of defenseman Alexander Edler. The early reviews look good. Following the road game in LA, Edler has scored an impressive 16 points in 16 games and is currently tied for first place in NHL defensemen scoring alongside Marc-Andre Bergeron of the Lightning.

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