NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges is back to give you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Vancouver’s win over the Predators. Richard points out we’ve missed you Ryan Kesler. The pivot’s return has revitalized the team and the powerplay as the Canucks are really starting to look like the 2011 version. Need a negative? After a great start to the season, the inconsistency has been slipping back into Kevin Bieksa’s game.
Richard Hodges previews the Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks March 14th matchup. Richard says the Canucks are back in town, which means the traditional first game home trap is in play tonight. The Preds will miss Paul Gaustad, Colin Wilson and Patric Hornqvist while the Canucks are essentially healthy with Kevin Bieksa if you try not to think about Ryan Kesler. Thankfully, Bieksa will be back tonight.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching for and delivers his winning gameday tips for the Predators vs. Canucks game Thursday night. These two teams are known for putting teams to sleep and winning games by one goal. According to Jeff Patterson, it looks as if Kevin Bieksa will be back in the lineup tonight, making either Andrew Alberts or Cam Barker a healthy scratch.
NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Richard Hodges weighs in on what the Canucks could and should do at the deadline to make their chances at a Stanley Cup better. Will Mason Raymond be shipped out? How about Cory Schneider? Many think he should stay for another Cup run. Maybe it will be draft picks…read on to find out what great moves Van-City should make at the 2012 NHL trade deadline.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 60 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and the Nashville Predators. The Canucks lost the game 3-1 to the Predators. The Sedins were held without a shot on goal while Dale Weise stepped up and netted the only point for Vancouver. And like it has gone lately, Sami Salo could not help the Canucks efforts.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 53 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and Nashville Predators. Mike Fisher added to his scoring spree against the Canucks. Byron Bitz had a nice game. Roberto Luongo’s acrobatic left pad save in the second period kept the game tied at three. Alexander Edler won the game with a round 6 shootout goal.
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Tuesday Vancouver Canucks vs. Nashville Predators matchup preview. Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. Some Ryan Kesler magic would be nice. It was in Nashville that Kesler split the D and scored arguably the goal of the playoffs. Yes we’ll take that with some popcorn please.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss to the Nashville Predators. Mike Fisher’s game-winning goal with about 75 seconds left was the quintessential gut-puncher When Dan Hamhuis hit the post with the Canucks up 5-3, did anyone realize how crucial that play would turn out to be?
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 25 matchup between the Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks. Canucks lost with 1:16 left in regulation. Vancouver’s Cory Schneider and Nashville’s Pekka Rinne combined to allow eight goals on just 23 shots. Daniel Sedin Cody Hodgson, Alex Burrows, Aaron Volpatti and Jannik Hansen scored for Vancouver.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 7 matchup between the Nashville Predators and Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks jumped all over the Preds with four first period goals on the way to a convincing 5-1 victory. Ryan Kesler fired his first of the year. Sami Salo and Alex Edler both tallied power play points and Marco Sturm looked active in the offensive zone for a change.