Gameday skate: Canucks host Oilers in second of back-to-backs

Van City did just enough to edge the Oilers 2-1 on Tuesday

NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks. They host the Edmonton Oilers tonight in the second of back-to-back games for both teams tonight at Rogers Arena. Dale Weise and David Booth are both expected to sit out of tonight’s game. Roberto Luongo will start against the Oilers for the fourth time this season after earning the win last night against the Coyotes.

Gameday skate: Canucks visit Oilers in first game without Torts

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NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks visiting the Edmonton Oilers looking to turn the page on a ridiculous hockey game Saturday night against the Flames. Daniel Sedin will have to learn to play without his favourite set up man tonight with Henrik Sedin officially ruled out of tonight’s game. While John Tortorella experienced small episodes of success splitting up the Sedins earlier this season tonight begins Henrik’s first absence due to injury in several years.

Top B.C. sports icons, past, present and future Ver 3.0

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NWSB Insider and northwest sports fan Steve Lee tells us today about icons in the great northwest. Sports icons to be exact. IN version 3 today he talks about the British Columbia sports icons. Icon – a person or thing regarded as a symbol of a belief, nation, community, or cultural movement. Robert Sacre, Brett Lawrie, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Cory Schneider, and Travis Lulay make Steve’s list.

The Vancouver Canucks could never be Canada’s team

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Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in on the topic of being Canada’s team. When their teams are out of the playoffs other hockey markets want to talk about the series that involves the team from Vancouver that beats their teams on a regular basis. A team getting attention on Hockey Night in Canada and TSN. Plus a team with Ryan Kesler, and Alex Burrows could never be Canada’s hockey team.

Game 59 Canucks vs. Oilers: Oil Spill Ahead

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer Josh Hall doesn’t think there’s much to worry about with the Vancouver Canucks. Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin both bumped their slumps against Toronto. Ryan Kesler is still on somewhat of a roll. Finally, Roberto Luongo is hotter than any goalie in the entire NHL. The Edmonton Oilers await Vancouver’s arrival Sunday.

Rational and Irrational Anger: Riley’s Rants and Raves

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Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. What makes him angry about the Canucks and NHL this week? Where does he begin. Bruins vs. Canucks smacktalk of course. Tim Thomas. It’s not about honoring President Barak Obama, its about honoring the President of the United States. This was both stupid and pointless.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

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NWSB insider Dave B brings us another Northwest Athlete Profile, following Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Nugent-Hopkins rose quickly through the ranks after graduating from Burnaby Secondary School. He became the BC Minor Hockey Player of the Year and quickly got his calling to the big leagues, the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL. He has already made an impact in the NHL, winning rookie of the month honors his first 2 months in the NHL.

Rational and Irrational Anger: Riley’s Rants and Raves

Canucks Rant

Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. What makes him angry about the Canucks and NHL this week? The Oilers are currently in contention for their THIRD STRAIGHT #1 draft pick. That pisses him off. He also HATES when the Canucks act like they can just “turn it on” whenever they want.

Rational and Irrational Anger: Riley’s Rants and Raves

Canucks Rant

Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. This week, things that bother him about the Canucks, namely Ryan Kesler. Plus his take on the Talk of another potential lockout. Just thinking about this brings his blood pressure to dangerous levels.

Ranking The Vancouver Canucks Rivals – The YouTube Edition

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Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges points out there have been few rivalries in the NHL over the past few years that can compete with the bad blood brewed between the Vancouver Canucks and their most hated opponents. The Bruins vs. Canucks and Milan Lucic and Ryan Kesler is a matchup he wants to see more often.

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