NWSB Vancouver Canucks writer Josh Hall slams GM Mike Gillis, calling Wednesday’s NHL Trade Deadline MG’s worst day on the job yet. But it hasn’t always been doom and gloom according to Josh. It’s just when you sign a guy like Roberto Luongo to a 12 year contract, he probably deserves a little more respect than what he’s gotten throughout this nightmarish process. Roberto’s post practice depressing and strangely endearing Q&A session was the raw truth.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching for as we near the 2013 NHL trade deadline. Today the Canucks started the morning off by putting defensemen Cam Barker on waivers for the purpose of sending him to the Chicago Wolves. Shortly after that Nick “the mulligan” Kypreos reported that the Vancouver Canucks had acquired Derek Roy from the Dallas Stars for Kevin Connauton and a 2nd round pick.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us today the NHL’s April 3rd trade deadline fast approaches and the Vancouver Canucks have a number of spots on the roster worthy of attention heading into this year’s playoff push. Mason Raymond and Jannik Hansen have played well during their time on Vancouver’s second line, but are better fit as checking forwards on a fully healthy roster.
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.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges begs the question do the Canucks really miss Buffalo Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff? For Ehrhoff to be an offensive dynamo, he had to be played on the left side. This complicated things for Alex Edler who had no choice but to play the right side since Dan Hamhuis and Kevin Bieksa’s bromance is too strong to split apart.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Thursday night over the St. Louis Blues. Was this hockey or soccer? nil-nil after 45 minutes? All of a sudden, the Canucks have 9 goals in 6 games which is about the pace they had during the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. Alex Burrows and Chris Higgins finally scored to ice this game for Van City.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Tuesday night to the Phoenix Coyotes. Mason Raymond, you have to stop falling down. Even Bambi had this figured out by now. It’s no longer adorable, it’s just sad. Sami Pahlsson’s acquisition was overshadowed a wee bit on Monday, but it is freeing Ryan Kesler up for more offensive zone starts.
NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Richard Hodges weighs in on what the Canucks could and should do at the deadline to make their chances at a Stanley Cup better. Will Mason Raymond be shipped out? How about Cory Schneider? Many think he should stay for another Cup run. Maybe it will be draft picks…read on to find out what great moves Van-City should make at the 2012 NHL trade deadline.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Friday night against the New Jersey Devils. Somehow, ex-Canucks forward Steve Bernier is on the New Jersey Devils even though he was pretty sure he didn’t exist anymore. The secret weapon for the Vancouver Canucks was Cory Schneider, relatively rested.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Sunday night over the Edmonton Oilers. On Friday, Daniel Sedin was 11th in league scoring while Henrik Sedin was 7th. As of Sunday night they now sit 7th and 4th respectively. Shawn Horcoff is a terrible, over-paid hockey player