Vancouver Canucks 2011/12 final season player grades

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After 82 games the Vancouver Canucks GM Gillis has made his move and the team has the time and motivation to utilize the gifts he has given them. We are about to embark on another heck of a ride in the 2012 Stanley Cup run. Alain Vigneault has done this team an immense favour with his constant tinkering over the latter part of the season. Chris Higgins has become the solution to line solidarity. The Sedins are ready. Lets go win a cup.

Game 82: Oilers vs. Canucks: Takin’ Care of Business

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It’s the final game of the Vancouver Canucks regular season and all they need to do is win against the Edmonton Oilers for a chance at the President’s Trophy and Western Conference title. That being said, there’s also the St. Louis Blues and New York Rangers to worry about before any of that can happen. Can Roberto Luongo bounce back after a bad game vs. the Anaheim Ducks? He always does.

The under-appreciated Canucks funny man Alain Vigneault

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Ho hum! When the Vancouver Canucks wrapped up the Northwest division title last week, hardly anybody cared. Some had bigger goals in mind while others dismissed the Canucks winning the worst division in hockey as an accomplishment akin to walking down the block without tripping and falling on your face. Still, it’s an accomplishment that highlights […]

Canucks vs. Colorado Avalanche blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

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Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges claims Mason Raymond may be the saving grace of the Canucks season. How ironic?! But looking forward, could the Canucks take out the Colorado Avalanche easily barring a first round matchup? Steve Downie is a name that will on everyone’s lips. Richard hates but loves a lot more about what happened in Saturday night’s game.

Game 74 Canucks vs. Stars: They’ll be comin’ round the corner when they come

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NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall believes the Dallas Stars will just be too much to handle Thursday night but he isn’t counting the Canucks out…completely. Read on to see the reasons Josh gives as the Canucks fly on from Illinois to Texas and continue their 4 game road trip.

The Northwest Division: Who Scares the Vancouver Canucks?

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NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Richard Hodges breaks it down harder than MC Hammer in his take on who scares the Canucks the most in the Northwest Division. While the Calgary Flames are pressing for a 2012 Playoff Spot, is what they really have to look forward to a promising younf European prospect? How about the Colorado Avalanche or the Minnesota Wild? Richard has the Edmonton Oilers as the front runner for taking down the Canucks in the future.

Portland Trailblazers Mid Season Player Grades

JCrossover has stepped up lately for Portland

NWSB insider and Trail Blazers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his 2011-2012 Portland Blazers report card. He looks at positives like being on the Clippers heels at the top of the West and the re-emergence Jamal Crawford. He looks at concerns like the team’s inconsistency and Raymond Felton’s poor performance as of late. He also hands out his mid-season awards.

Vancouver Canucks 3/4 season player grades

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After 60+ games the Vancouver Canucks GM Gillis has made his move and the team has the time and motivation to utilize the gifts he has given them. We are about to embark on another heck of a ride down the stretch run. Vancouver has begun to truly assert itself as a difficult team to break down. Roberto Luongo, Daniel Sedin, Ryan Kesler, David Booth, and Sami Salo are on top of their games.

Wednesday links: Vancouver Canucks morning java

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Josh weighs in with the daily Vancouver Canucks Java. NHL team news for the die hard Nucks fans. Gossip and articles captured on the web for Wednesday. NWSportsBeat.com your source for all Vancouver Canucks hockey talk all the time, plus Canucks blog archives…

Game 52: Canucks vs. Avalanche ready to rumble in Denver

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Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Saturday Vancouver Canucks vs. Colorado Avalanche matchup preview. Saturday at 12:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. Daniel Sedin, Ryan Kesler, Henrik Sedin, Alex Burrows, Alex Edler, David Booth, Mason Raymond, Roberto Luongo and/or Cory Schneider it’s time to STEP Up. Lay a beatdown on the Avs. Sincerely, Canucks nation.

Blackhawks vs. Canucks Game 50: Woooah, We’re Halfway There…Kinda

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Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Tuesday Chicago Blackhawks vs. Canucks matchup preview. Tuesday 7:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. Fight night? Unlikely. Dan Carcillo being out for the season with a knee injury and Dale Weise and Keith Ballard won’t know who to drop them with. Patrick Kane vs. Ryan Kesler should be a good tilt though.

Oilers vs. Canucks Game 49 Preview: The Oil Aren’t So Slick These Days

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Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks matchup preview. Tuesday 7:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. Even the Canucks should be able to handle the lowly Oilers in this matchup. Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler and Cody Hodgson will need to make a difference in this one. With 13 goals, CoHo is tied for 3rd in team goal scoring with Kesler and Jannik Hansen.

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