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 Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday night. Richard points out despite the close score, the Canucks significantly out-chanced the Jackets. Yet, their lack of conversion almost came back to haunt them. Not only was Maxim Lapierre’s shootout winner a beautiful move, it was the only goal in the game.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger C-Mac talks about Vancouver’s woes with officiating lately. After not appearing to deliver THAT illegal of a hit, Alex Edler was suspended in a shocking turn of events that made Canucks fans resent referees even further. This troubling inconsistency in what constitutes an offense and the ‘pick ‘em out of a hat suspension length’ is what drives coaches and players crazy.
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 Canucks vs. BlueJackets game Thursday night. He says in order to win, the Canucks must just come out and get the W tonight. Do you hear us Daniel Sedin & Henrik Sedin? Not in a shootout or overtime, but in regulation.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Steve Lee peels up the court and steps out on to the ice for his latest piece. Steve points out that even if it would be a “bad move” in the eyes of most Canucks fans, trading Ryan Kesler actually makes more sense than one would think. Just take this season alone for example. The Canucks were playing great hockey without Kesler, then once he finally came back from yet another injury, the losses started piling up. Coincidence? Steve thinks not.
The bartender dips into the world of the Vancouver Canucks for a change and makes an often bold statement. I can’t tell you what is is because then you wouldn’t read the article but trust us, it’s a good one. Hint: It does involve Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider. This bold move would seemingly leave something empty, except for the fact that they have one of the finest of *these* in the AHL.
NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks writer The Flying V – Kevin Vanstone chimes in with his off-season analysis. Despite the signs pointing towards the contrary (and the Luongo list of teams he’d potentially go to), Kevin would trade Cory Schneider and keep Roberto Luongo heading into next season. Luongo is a proven competitor and has won at the highest level.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us the 2012 NHL trade deadline day was slow to start and then a blockbuster deal that was easily the biggest of the day and sparked reaction not seen in a very long time in Vancouver happened. And Canucks nation was mad at Mike Gillis. If Zack Kassian becomes more Todd Bertuzzi than Taylor Pyatt this deal could be a whole lot easier to swallow.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Sunday night over the Edmonton Oilers. On Friday, Daniel Sedin was 11th in league scoring while Henrik Sedin was 7th. As of Sunday night they now sit 7th and 4th respectively. Shawn Horcoff is a terrible, over-paid hockey player
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Keith Ballard said after the game that they could have won if they were less terrible in the first. You think? Cody Hodgson saw under eight minutes of ice time, fewer than any forward not named Dale Weise.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 30 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks vs. Columbus Blue Jackets. Playing in his first game since Nov. 15, Steve Mason stopped 30 shots as the Columbus Blue Jackets topped the Canucks 2-1 in a shootout. Mark Letestu opened the shootout by beating Roberto Luongo. The Canucks play Thursday in Carolinaand Saturday in Toronto.