Northwest Athlete Profile: Gareth Rees

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Dave B. took a step outside the box with this one and profiles Rugby Canada’s best ever Gareth Rees. The hulking fly-half and full back was born in Duncan, BC and is the son of former Welsh rugby player Alan Rees. Rees retired in 1999 but remains in the broadcasting side of things. Team Canada misses you Gareth, but being an analyst on Rogers Sportsnet suits you to.

Oilers vs. Canucks Game 49 Preview: The Oil Aren’t So Slick These Days

Edmonton vs. Vancouver

Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks matchup preview. Tuesday 7:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. Even the Canucks should be able to handle the lowly Oilers in this matchup. Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler and Cody Hodgson will need to make a difference in this one. With 13 goals, CoHo is tied for 3rd in team goal scoring with Kesler and Jannik Hansen.

Sharks vs. Canucks Game 48: Dear Milk Hot Dogs, Welcome!

Canucks vs. Sharks

Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Satuday San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks matchup preview. 7:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. The Canucks haven’t been playing the best hockey of the 2011/12 season but there have been some exceptional performances from the likes of Roberto Luongo and Cody Hodgson. Joe Thornton and the Sharks visit Rogers Arena on Saturday night.

GAME 46: Canucks Say Gung Hay Fat Choy

Ducks vs. Canucks Preview

Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Sunday Anaheim Ducks vs. Vancouver Canucks matchup preview. 7:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. Maybe some family time will do them some good. The Nucks now play 9 of their next 13 at Rogers Arena. Henrick Sedin and Daniel Sedin are finally back to #1 and #2 in league scoring.

GAME 44: Sleepers Don’t Strike Twice vs. Vancouver!

Canucks vs. Lightning

Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Tuesday Vancouver Canucks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning matchup preview. 4:30 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. Should be a good game. Look at Tampa’s talent; Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier take on Ryan Kesler, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin. We hope its not a snorefest.

GAME 43: These Aren’t Your Father’s Panthers

Canucks vs. Panthers

Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Monday Vancouver Canucks vs. Florida Panthers matchup preview. 4:30 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. LW Mike Duco has been recalled from the Wolves. He will draw in on the 4th line with Manny Malhotra and Dale Weise. Andrew Ebbett had surgery today for his broken collar bone. Lots of EX-Canucks on the Panthers.

Game 42 (Part 2): This One’s Personal

Luongo

Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Saturday GAME OF THE YEAR Vancouver Canucks vs. Boston Bruins matchup preview. 10:00 a.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. We have Tim Thomas and Roberto Luongo. It’s still up in the air until Friday who will start for Vancouver. We won’t see Aaron Rome laying out Nathan Horton. Rome is out.

Game 42 (PART 1): “Canucks Conversations Josh & Kev Talk Lu & Schnu”

Roberto Luongo & Cory Schneider

It’s always fun when our two insiders sit down for a chat. Two of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers here at NWSB Josh (@vancan19) and Kevin (@flyingVhockey) sat down at their keyboards and discussed who should start in net for the Canucks versus Boston on Saturday. Don’t you even dare say this was scripted. Who starts in net? Roberto Luongo or Cory Schneider?

Minnesota vs. Vancouver – January 4th | NHL Highlights

The Flying Plate of Spaghetti says, "Take it off, it's summer time."

Did you miss the Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks game tonight? We’ve got the highlights for you. A pretty dull game played by both, and in the end the Canucks grabbed themselves a 3-0 shutout victory. Roberto Luongo turned aside all 28 shots he faced in his 700th career NHL regular-season game. Daniel Sedin collected a goal and an assist, Alex Burrows and Manny Malhotra also scored.

San Jose vs. Vancouver – January 2nd | NHL Highlights

The Flying Plate of Spaghetti says, "Take it off, it's summer time."

Did you miss the San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks game tonight? We’ve got the highlights for you. A good game played by both, but in the end the Sharks grabbed themselves a 3-2 shootout victory. Michal Handzus scored in the third round of the shootout . Anti Niemi out battled Roberto Luongo. Cody Hodgson collected a goal and an assist, Jannik Hansen also scored.

GAME 40: CANUCKS & Sharks Can Have Resolutions Too!

Kevin Bieksa

Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Monday San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks matchup preview. 7:30 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. If you call yourself a fan and aren’t excited about how this rivalry has flourished, then you are crazy. Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin secured at least one point in all but three games in December. Roberto Luongo should start.

Vancouver vs. Anaheim – December 29th | NHL Highlights

The Flying Plate of Spaghetti says, "Take it off, it's summer time."

Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. Anaheim Ducks game Thursday night? We’ve got the highlights for you. A nice 5-2 Vancouver win. Ten Canucks made the scoresheet as Vancouver improved to 2-0 on its California swing and joined Chicago as the only teams to reach the 50-point plateau. Daniel Sedin finished off a two-goal performance with 3:58 remaining and twin brother Henrik Sedin had a goal and two assists.

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