Gameday skate: Canucks face Blackhawks at the Madhouse on Madison

Canucks v Blackhawks

NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks who will be looking to bounce back against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight after being soundly beaten last night in Big D. After replacing Roberto Luongo in the crease last night in Dallas speculation has circulated that backup Eddie Lack will get the start tonight for the Canucks.

Canucks blame game – Chicago outlasts Vancouver 2-1

For what Hamhuis is being paid he isn’t giving the Canucks enough on either end of the rink.

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Ben Lypka breaks down the Chicago Blackhawks win over the Canucks on Saturday night. Ben calls out Dan Hamhuis, Zach Kassian, and Alex Burrows. As Ben put it, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were noticeable the entire game and had genuine scoring chances. Watching a guy like Duncan Keith play last night is proof of just how far away Hamhuis is from wearing the red and white.

Canucks Speculation! Announcements GM Gillis might make Thursday

Thanks for the memories AV. (And the Wins)

NWSB Vancouver Canucks insider Josh Hall speculates what Thursday’s off-season press conference could possibly be about. Does Zack Kassian’s do have anything TO DO with it? Are Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin and Alex Edler looking for one more linemate to take over to Sweden with them? The answer is probably pretty obvious. Tell us in the comments section what you think. Hit us back at NWSB today.

Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks: Unlikely earnings of a single point

Blackhawks HOT Ice Girl

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the overtime loss against the Chicago Blackhawks. Richard points out Patrick Kane did it again, figuring out that the only way to beat a red hot Cory Schneider in the shootout was to trick him into putting the puck into his own net.

The Vancouver Canucks could never be Canada’s team

Alex Burrows - Ryan Kesler

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 73 Canucks vs. Blackhawks: Windy City Rollin’

Canucks vs. Blackhawks

NWSB Vancouver Canucks insider Josh Hall implores fans to be patient in the home stretch. It could be a grind or it could be a snoozefest. Is Ryan Kesler the key to the powerplay being successful? Can Alex Burrows assist in the exorcising of the demons once again versus the Chicago Blackhawks. We’re sure Patrick Kane will have something to say about that.

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? Where does he begin. Keith Ballard. Mike Gillis must trade him NOW. The 2012 NHL All Star game is frustrating as all heck to watch. The Sidney Crosby injury saga. The list goes on.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Canucks Survive Blackhawks in Western Conference Thriller

Cory Schneider (Ginger Jesus)

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 50 matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks. After practically waving a white flag in the second period, the Canucks learned their lesson late. The sublime goaltending of Cory Schneider and the clutch passing of Daniel Sedin & Henrik Sedin won it for Van-City in overtime.

Cody Hodgson is Dancing with the Devil

Cody Hodgson

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges points out the All-Star weekend was already shaping up to be a transformative experience for young Vancouver Canucks Cody Hodgson even before fate stepped in Thursday night and gave us the scenario Canuck fans thought they wouldn’t see this weekend: A Canuck on Team Chara. We trust you Cody and know you’ll make the right choices.

Canucks Mike Gillis needs to put out a bounty on Brad Marchand

Mike Gillis

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges points out theres five very good reasons for the Canucks to want to see revenge on Marchand. As important as Sami Salo’s reputation is in this whole thing, it’s important to remember too that Brad Marchand isn’t some innocent choir boy on his way home from School. Brandon Shanahan explains in the ever so helpful and ever so on-point NHL video

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