Seattle Sounders FC mid season player & team report

Time for the Sounders mid season report (photo stern222.deviantart.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his report card for the Seattle Sonders FC during the first half of the MLS season. While the injuries have been a problem, Seattle is lucky to be sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference. Top goal goes to Patrick Ianni for his mid air volley against Sporting KC. Best player so far is Osvaldo Alonso, without him, the Sounders would be in a world of hurt.

Portland Trail Blazers 2011/12 final season player grades

LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Blazers

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers writer Steve Lee has grades for the 2011/12 Blazers. RIP City finished the season 8 games out of a playoff spot. Jamal Crawford’s return to the Northwest did not end with as much fanfare as it start with. There wasn’t much that LaMarcus Aldridge did that could be classified as negative this season. Raymond Felton’s report card was a blueprint of a roller coaster.

Vancouver Canucks 2011/12 final season player grades

Chris Higgins Hand Injury

After 82 games the Vancouver Canucks GM Gillis has made his move and the team has the time and motivation to utilize the gifts he has given them. We are about to embark on another heck of a ride in the 2012 Stanley Cup run. Alain Vigneault has done this team an immense favour with his constant tinkering over the latter part of the season. Chris Higgins has become the solution to line solidarity. The Sedins are ready. Lets go win a cup.

Vancouver Canucks 3/4 season player grades

Roberto Luongo

After 60+ games the Vancouver Canucks GM Gillis has made his move and the team has the time and motivation to utilize the gifts he has given them. We are about to embark on another heck of a ride down the stretch run. Vancouver has begun to truly assert itself as a difficult team to break down. Roberto Luongo, Daniel Sedin, Ryan Kesler, David Booth, and Sami Salo are on top of their games.

Vancouver Canucks Mid Season Player Grades

Kevin Bieksa

After 43 games the Vancouver Canucks the Vancouver Canucks have continued to solidify their excellent form, leaving their mediocre start as an increasingly distant memory. Henrik Sedin’s production remains superb. Dan Hamhuis ruled the roost a few weeks back, but Kevin Bieksa has been in the form of his life since then. Daniel Sedin holds serve with his top five league wide place in scoring.

Vancouver Canucks Quarter Season Player Grades

Cory Schneider

After 25 games the Vancouver Canucks have had a bumpy season by their recent standards. At 17-10-0-1, they are currently second in the Northwest division standings and looking to finish strong en route to a hopeful return to the 2012 Stanley Cup. Quarter season report card time. Daniel Sedin, Cody Hodgson, Jannik Hansen, Henrik Sedin, Sami Salo, Alex Edler, and Cory Schneider make the list.

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