Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. Phoenix Coyotes March 21st matchup. Richard says before Shane Doan scored in the third period Thursday, the Phoenix Coyotes had gone 245 minutes and 32 seconds without a goal. They’ve also lost four straight in that span, dropping out of the playoffs for now. David Booth has a high ankle sprain. Zack Kassian has his back issues that make it tough to predict when he gets back in the line-up.
Richard Hodges previews the Phoenix Coyotes vs. Vancouver Canucks Feb 27 matchup. Richard says this is the Canucks last game of February as they have a three day break before the Kings are in town on Saturday. They better enjoy those three days because it’s their longest until the end of the year. For the Canucks, Kevin Bieksa is battling his groin while David Booth is sick. Both probably won’t play. Cory Schneider will start in net.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck says to stay tuned to NWSB all day today for news on the potential signing of Shane Doan with the Vancouver Canucks. Shane Doan implemented a September 15th deadline in which he would sign a contract with a new team. Doan has until 2 PM PST to sign a contract in order for it to be registered in time before the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points out today that Shane Doan is the guy the Canucks really want, but they are also talking with Jason Arnott. See him as fit for 3rd line centre position. He could also fill in as 2nd line center if prospect Jordan Schroeder isn’t ready for the NHL while Ryan Kesler recovers from off season shoulder surgery.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Reggie Gill weighs in with his ananlysis of the current news of the day. That oft-maligned winger Mason Raymond has resigned with the team today. While a 1-year salary of $2.27 million US is a $325,000 pay cut from Mason Raymond’s salary of last season, will it be too much for where Raymond will ultimately end up at the end of the year?
NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks asking price with regards to Roberto Luongo. The signing of Cory Schneider hasn’t really sped up the trade talks as one would have hoped. It’s been reported over the course of the off-season that the asking price for the all-star a goalie is too high.
NWSB Insider Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks writers runs down the main story-lines heading into the Canucks first matchup with the Winnipeg Jets since February 1996. When and where will Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin bump their frustrating slumps? How will hometown heroes Evander Kane and Andrew Ladd perform for the hopefully playoff bound Jets? A rivalry is renewed Thursday night.
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Monday Vancouver Canucks vs.Phoenix Coyotes matchup preview. 7:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. The Canucks and Coyotes played once this season, back on November 25th, and the Canucks won 5-0. Sami Salo, Ryan Kesler, David Booth, Maxim Lapierre and Alex Burrows all scored en route to a Cory Schneider shutout.
The NHL trade rumor mill is hard at work again. Reportedly, the Vancouver Canucks and Phoenix Coyotes are involved in serious negotiations at the moment. Prospect Kyle Turris may be their main target. With Roberto Luongo signed, and center Ryan Kesler still working his way back from injury, Vancouver may need to move the highly regarded Corey Schneider…