NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Bryant Knox weighs in on the Nicolas Batum punch heard around the world today. The Olympics have seemingly brought out a different side of the 23-year-old competitor. At the end of France’s matchup against Spain in the men’s quarterfinals, he swung and connected on a low-blow to the groin of Juan Carlos Navarro. OUCH.
NWSB Writer Blair Thomas talks about the Portland Trail Blazers new coaching hire this week one Terry Stotts. Stotts record is 115-168 in his prior two stints as head coach with the Milwaukee Bucks (2005-07) and Atlanta Hawks (2002-04). Blair says if the new coach has the ability to communicate with LaMarcus Aldridge, then Rip City could find itself at the beginning of a revival.
@AtibaHarris9 Over the past two weeks, the Vancouver Whitecaps have traded two world class strikers, in Eric Hassli and Sebastien Le Toux; the decision to do this has some ‘Caps fans shaking their fists and scratching their head. Fear not Whitecap faithful, the ‘Caps have an embarrassment of riches at striker, one of which hasn’t [...]
NWSB Insider Bryant Knox poses a good question/option for Team USA. Could Team USA use a healthy LaMarcus Aldridge? Not since Clyde Drexler has the Portland TrailBlazers fielded an Olympian. With Dwight Howard, Chris Bosh and Blake Griffin out because of injuries, Tyson Chandler, Kevin Love and Anthony Davis are the lone big men on this year’s team.
NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another Northwest Athlete Profile of a hometown hero in Victoria. Eli Pasquale was a leader and a champion for Canada and the Univerisity of Victoria Vikings. At the height of just 6’1” tall, Eli Pasquale is the University of Victoria’s All-Time leading scorer; he was inducted to the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003 and to the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall continues the Birthday Presents trend onwards and upwards as Jannik Hansen celebrates his 26th B-Day this Thursday, March 15th. The Honey Badger doesn’t really care what he gets but if you are really so inclined to get him SOMETHING, get him something off this list. What are you waiting for? This is just a synopsis…click the link!
Women`s soccer has exploded over the past few years with the addition of extra teams in amateur leagues across the continent to accommodate more interested players. Canada`s lofty world ranking has maintained interest in the sport and with the large numbers of female fans in attendance this week at the CONCACAF Olympics qualifier, it is time for the Vancouver Whitecaps to promote their women’s team.