Gameday skate: Red Wings visit Canucks for rare Western Conference clash

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us Wednesday’s things to look out for in the Detroit Red Wings vs. Canucks matchup. The Vancouver Canucks host the Detroit Red Wings tonight for their lone game of the season at Rogers Arena. While Thomas Holmstrom is long gone Roberto Luongo can expect a healthy amount of traffic crossing through his crease again tonight against the pesky Red Wings.

Liberté, égalité, fraternité – The NHL and LGBT rights

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Travis Erbacher takes a hard look at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia where LGBT athletes and spectators will be at risk of persecution, particularly if they live an open life and refuse to hide their sexual orientation. The Russian government has defended its law by claiming it does not violate the Olympics anti-discrimination requirement. The IOC has appallingly said that it is “satisfied” with this nonsense.

DreamWeaver! Vancouver Canucks Sedin brothers looking for linemate

Richard Hodges one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers points out its a challenge to find the best line-mate for Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin. Makes you wish there was a third brother. Cherish the skill of the third twin, because we may never see it in Vancouver. Between Trent Klatt, Anson Carter, Jason King, Taylor Pyatt and of course Alex Burrows, the Sedins’ linemates have had more hustle than pure skill.

It makes you wonder what the twins could do with talent on that wing…

GAME 51: The Red Wings vs. Canucks Date We Should Appreciate

Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Thursday Detroit Red Wings vs. Canucks matchup preview. Tonight at 7:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. We’re hearing Roberto Luongo will get the start against D-town tonight. The President’s Trophy is up for grabs. Daniel Sedin, Ryan Kesler, Henrik Sedin, Alex Burrows, Alex Edler, and Kevin Bieksa better bring their A-games to Rogers.

He’s back tomorrow? NICE! What Kesler Means to the Canucks

Ryan Kesler returns to the Vancouver Canucks lineup this week after offseason surgery. The Michigan native has become a key part of the offence, but it is most definitely his defensive awareness, rather than the goals, cheeky soundbites, intrusion into teammate interviews, or unnecessary nudity that make him the real heart of the Canucks.

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