Looking at the Canucks at the quarter-ish way mark

NWSB insider and Canucks blogger J.D. Burke takes a look at the Vancouver Canucks, using advanced statistics to highlight the good, the bad and the ugly to this point in their season. The play of Ryan Stanton, Jason Garrison, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Ryan Kesler and many more Canucks are looked at in depth to provide perspective on how each is performing.

Shot blocking and all it can do for the 2013 Canucks

Vancouver Canucks insider and blogger J.D. Burke weighs in on the early progress the Canucks are making, as they adjust to a new system and the physical commitment required from it. Blocked shots are looked at in depth, as statistics from this season and last are used to find out where the Canucks are at this season. With John Tortorella, shot blocking has been a hot topic of conversation in Van City. EH? Alex Burrows & Roberto Luongo.

State of the Canucks: What’s gone wrong? What has to change!

NWSB Canucks Insider Bryan McFarlane talks about the current state of the Vancouver hockeyt team and where they stand in relation to the NHL Playoffs. He points out that Alain Vigneault needs to stick to one guy in goal, and he votes Roberto Luongo, but regardless, someone needs to be traded sooner rather than later. Could it be Cory Schneider on the block? This issue seems to keep getting brushed up under the rug, but it’s been the elephant in the room for months.

Calgary Flames vs. Canucks: Can’t whine about a win!

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Wednesday night in a shootout over the Calgary Flames. Cory Schneider yielded five goals on 14 shots in a season-opening loss to Anaheim on Saturday. Recalled from Chicago of the American Hockey League on Tuesday, 2009 first-round pick C Jordan Schroeder had 19 shifts in his NHL debut.

Does Ryan Kesler make the five best Canucks centers of all time list?

NWSB insider C-Mac brings us a Vancouver Canucks moments in time article today detailing the top Vancouver centers in the history of the team. C-Mac states Ryan Kesler is his second best Canucks center of all time, with the Swedish captain Henrik Sedin sitting at first. Kesler will turn 28 on Aug. 31st this year, and should have at least another four prime years.

Reunited Sedin brothers have five keys to 2012 NHL playoff success

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac is back to tell us if Vancouver is to become just the fourth team in NHL history to recover from a 3-0 game deficit then Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin must lead the way. They must fine tune their clean entries in five-on-five play again to limit LA’s defensive tendencies. They must continue to lead and inspire their teammates with their calmness, patience and hard work ethic.

DreamWeaver! Vancouver Canucks Sedin brothers looking for linemate

Richard Hodges one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers points out its a challenge to find the best line-mate for Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin. Makes you wish there was a third brother. Cherish the skill of the third twin, because we may never see it in Vancouver. Between Trent Klatt, Anson Carter, Jason King, Taylor Pyatt and of course Alex Burrows, the Sedins’ linemates have had more hustle than pure skill.

It makes you wonder what the twins could do with talent on that wing…

Saturday Links: Canucks Morning Java

Josh weighs in with the daily Vancouver Canucks Java. NHL team news for the die hard Nucks fans. Gossip and articles captured on the web for Saturday. NWSportsBeat.com your source for all Vancouver Canucks hockey talk all the time, plus Canucks blog archives…

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