Canucks lesson learned?…fail. Rogers arena crowd?…fail

Luongo & Raymond Short Leash

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac chimes in with his thoughts on the disgrace that was game 1 of the Western conference quarter finals last night in Van City. Fun times ahead? He can’t see Daniel Sedin ready to come back following some less than promising reports on post-practice headaches, so the team needs to focus on staying with five-on-five play in which they looked most comfortable.

Five key playoff lessons learned from 2011 for the Vancouver Canucks

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C-Mac chimes in with his version of a playoff preview for the Vancouver Canucks and tells us which lessons the Canucks hopefully learned from last year’s successful failure, if you will. Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider have to be utilised well but how about the 3rd line? Chris Higgins, Jannik Hansen and Samme Pahlsson have been playing balls out but can they keep it up and when does Coach Vee shake it up?

Game 82: Oilers vs. Canucks: Takin’ Care of Business

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It’s the final game of the Vancouver Canucks regular season and all they need to do is win against the Edmonton Oilers for a chance at the President’s Trophy and Western Conference title. That being said, there’s also the St. Louis Blues and New York Rangers to worry about before any of that can happen. Can Roberto Luongo bounce back after a bad game vs. the Anaheim Ducks? He always does.

Game 81 Canucks vs. Flames: Just get the two points

Canucks vs. Flames

Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall is basically writing this game off as a a victory since the Calgary Flames have sputtered to irrelevance at the end of this regular season. Can Jarome Iginla catch the Canucks off guard in hat may be his final game against Vancouver as a Flame? If the New York Rangers lose to the Pittsburgh Penguins, can the Canucks capitalize?

Game 79 Flames vs. Canucks: Back to back champs

Alberts vs. Jackman

It should be a cakewalk says Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall. With the Calgary Flames all but out of playoff contention, do they have the energy to spoil Vancouver’s chase for the Western crown? Can Henrik Sedin follow up a 3 Assist night vs. Dallas with something better? Will Roberto Luongo be ready to go come puck drop after sitting out with a sore neck Friday?

Game 55 Hockey Day: A Canuck & Flame Walk Into A Bar

Canucks vs. Flames

Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Saturday Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames matchup preview. 10 p.m. ET, on CBC. Hockey Day in Canada. Vancouver has prevailed in two of three meetings this season. The Flames Olli Jokinen has five goals and three assists during a five-game points streak. Roberto Luongo will be in net for Vancouver.

NWSB Exclusive: Twitterview with Chicago Wolves Goalie Eddie Lack

Eddie Lack

Josh Hall recently had a NWSB exclusive twitterview with Chicago Wolves goaltender Eddlie Lack. As of February 10th, 2012, Lack has a 2011-12 record of 12-11-5 in a starting role ahead of Matt Climie. He has played in 27 of 47 games this season leading the Wolves to 5th spot in the Western Conference. Eddie very recently set up a twitter account, the next step could be him in Vancouver Canucks uniform.

Game 53: Canucks vs. Predators: Fellowship of the Puck

Vancouver vs. Nashville

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.