Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. LA Kings March 23rd matchup. Richard says the Nucks lineup could be in trouble today versus the Champs. Take the depleted line-up that scraped out a road win over Phoenix and subtract Alex Edler and you have the hand the Canucks have been dealt this afternoon. Cory Schneider stars in net for Van City today. Good Luck here boys.
Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. Phoenix Coyotes March 21st matchup. Richard says before Shane Doan scored in the third period Thursday, the Phoenix Coyotes had gone 245 minutes and 32 seconds without a goal. They’ve also lost four straight in that span, dropping out of the playoffs for now. David Booth has a high ankle sprain. Zack Kassian has his back issues that make it tough to predict when he gets back in the line-up.
Richard Hodges previews the St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks March 19th matchup. Richard says the Blues will get a boost tonight when Andy McDonald returns after missing four games. Exactly what the Canucks didn’t want to hear. Yes, the Canucks are in a tailspin, having lost 11 of their last 16. Last time these two met you may remember Jake Allen’s beautiful save off Alex Burrows in overtime. Season turning point? Who knows.
Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. Columbus Blue Jackets March 12th matchup. Richard says Kevin Bieksa will miss yet another game with his groin troubles while Keith Ballard appears to be over his charley horse but still in the doghouse. Its tough times right now for Van City. Mike Gillis traded Cody Hodgson for Zack Kassian last trade deadline, so anything is on the table here. This team needs to start winning. NOW.
Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. Columbus Blue Jackets March 7th matchup. Richard says the Jackets will miss Brandon Dubinsky, James Wisniewski and John Moore tonight. For the Canucks, as mentioned, Kevin Bieksa and Keith Ballard will join Kesler in popcorn duty tonight, testing the blueline depth the most this year.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Bryan McFarlane weighs in with his Nucks three stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers from Feb 11th – Feb 18th during the Canucks 2013 campaign. Daniel Sedin, Ryan Kesler, and Henrik Sedin make Bryan’s list. Kesler delighted fans this past week as he finally returned to the lineup and looks ready to help push Vancouver into the playoffs.