NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone is back to give you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Vancouver’s win over the San Jose Sharks. The Canucks played one of their best games of the season on Thursday, taking down the San Jose Sharks for the first time in ten games. Roberto Luongo got the win. Chris Higgins is playing like a man possessed.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us Thursday’s things to look out for in the Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks matchup. Van City just can’t figure this Sharks club out. Except in one area. Despite dominating Vancouver during their first two meetings this season the San Jose Sharks have yet to score a power play goal against the stingy Canucks. Roberto Luongo will need to be one of Vancouver’s best players tonight.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Ben Lypka breaks down the Phoenix Coyotes win over the Canucks on Tuesday night. Ben calls out Chris Tanev. He needs to make up his mind about blocking shots. The Coyotes first goal was entirely on him and he’s been screening Roberto Luongo. Is it just Ben or has Ryan Stanton been the best story for the Canucks so far this year? No more Sedins on the penalty shot please! Hell put Zac Dalpe in there.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us Tuesday’s things to look out for in the Canucks vs. Phoenix Coyotes matchup. The Vancouver Canucks visit Mike Smith and the Phoenix Coyotes tonight for a battle between two of the Western Conference’s hottest teams. Coyotes will have their hands full tonight with Vancouver’s top trio of Ryan Kesler, Henrik Sedin, and Daniel Sedin
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Ben Lypka breaks down the contracts signed by twins Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin this week for Van City. Ben points out a lot of that rejoicing is probably due to the fact that Henrik and Daniel have been, by far, the team’s best two forwards so far this season. Henrik has singlehandedly turned Ryan Kesler into a beast on the wing and Daniel is averaging a point a game.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us Wednesday’s things to look out for in the Detroit Red Wings vs. Canucks matchup. The Vancouver Canucks host the Detroit Red Wings tonight for their lone game of the season at Rogers Arena. While Thomas Holmstrom is long gone Roberto Luongo can expect a healthy amount of traffic crossing through his crease again tonight against the pesky Red Wings.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us Monday’s things to look out for in the Washington Capitals vs. Canucks Monday evening matchup. After surviving a successful road trip the Vancouver Canucks are back in the comfortable confines of Rogers Arena to take on the Washington Capitals tonight. The Canucks went 5-1-1 on their latest lengthy journey but also lost four forwards. Dale Weise, Jordan Schroeder, Jannik Hansen, and David Booth.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Ben Lypka breaks down the team’s longest road trip of the season — one that can be considered a resounding success. Ryan Kesler was the most noticeable he’s been in a while, and while playing alongside Henrik Sedin helps, so does six goals and three assists. Just like Kesler, Kevin Bieksa had a bit of a rough start, but he was flying for most of the road trip. Roberto Luongo was also a big difference maker.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone is back to give you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Vancouver’s win over the N.Y. Islanders. The Vancouver Canucks escaped another close game on Tuesday beating the New York Islanders in overtime thanks to the late heroics of Kevin Bieksa. Sunday in Columbus Jeremy Welsh, Tom Sestito, and Dale Weise combined for only 12:17 of ice time. Tuesday Andrew Alberts (Vancouver’s 12th forward) and Tom Sestito combined for only 3:07 on the ice.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Richard Hodges breaks down the beginning of the season for the Vancouver Canucks. Through 10 games, the team is 5-4-1. It’s not a great start, but the team has shown potential. Mike Santorelli has started hot, Henrik Sedin is putting the team on his back and Jason Garrison is behind only PK Subban in the defensive scoring race. All that said, Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler have been struggling offensively, while Dan Hamhuis has looked sluggish and possibly hurt.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Ben Lypka weighs in with his analysis on the 2013 Canucks and what John Tortorella should do with Winger, no center Ryan Kesler. The big issue is that putting Kesler on the wing takes away one of the Canucks better face off men and likely the team’s most defensively responsible forward. Here are a few pros and cons for #17 lining up on the wing. For as good as Kesler is defensively, he’s got great offensive sense too.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us Saturday’s five things to look out for.The Vancouver Canucks play their first afternoon game of the season Saturday opposite Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. While Roberto Luongo will be carrying a shutout into Saturday’s game against the Penguins he and the Canucks are well aware that Thursday’s victory over the Sabres will be nothing compared Saturday morning.