Gameday skate: Canucks host Penguins as Crosby and co. come to town

Eddie Lack

NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks host the Pittsburgh Penguins in the return of the golden boy to Rogers Arena. Kevin says both Henrik Sedin and Zack Kassian were banged-up in Sunday’s game against the Ducks it appears Dale Weise and David Booth will sit in lieu of Archibald tonight.

Gameday skate: Canucks in Pittsburgh to take on Crosby and the Penguins

Roberto Luongo finally speaks out - Photo: Jeff Vinnick

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.

Lockout Blues? Canucks fans remember Pavel Bure a happier time

Pavel Bure

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “the Flying V” Vanstone weighs in with another lockout post today. He points out this week was a reminder of a happier time for Canucks fans who remember the Russian Rocket’s blistering combination of speed and skill. There were harsh ups and downs during Pavel Bure’s career with the Canucks, but the talent evident in every highlight pack he stars in is undeniable.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

Canucks vs. Blackhawks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Wednesday night OT to the Chicago Blackhawks. Nevermind the elbow, or the suspension, or Duncan Keith acting like a choirboy, the lasting impact from this game will be the Daniel Sedin concussion effects.

Game 61 Canucks Vs. Red Wings: Oh the Sites We Can See (Part Deux)

Canucks Red Wings Tour Company

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer Josh Hall takes on the role of tour guide in Detroit as the Canucks prepare to try and stop the streak the Detroit Red Wings have going. Will Ryan Kesler invite everyone to his home in Livonia? What connection do Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin have with the Henry Ford Museum? Are there some good eats to be found for Dale Weise to critique?

Rational and irrational anger: Riley’s rants and raves

Canucks Rant

Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. What makes him angry about the Canucks and NHL this week? Where does he begin. Keith Ballard. Mike Gillis must trade him NOW. The 2012 NHL All Star game is frustrating as all heck to watch. The Sidney Crosby injury saga. The list goes on.

Wednesday Morning Links: Canucks Java

Vancouver Canucks

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 Wednesday. NWSportsBeat.com your source for all Vancouver Canucks hockey talk all the time, plus Canucks blog archives…

Rational and Irrational Anger: Riley’s Rants and Raves

David Stern

Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. This week, things that bother him about the Canucks, Roberto Luongo, Cory Schneider and the goaltending convtroversy, Aaron Volpatti and David Booth injuries, The NBA, namely the Chris Paul and the LA Lakers, and Sidney Crosby, his Elbow, and the reaction.

Canucks Cory Schneider grabs the NHL’s weekly Second Star Award

NHL Awards

The NHL gave out its weekly stars awards this week. On the list Vancouver Canucks backup netminder Cory Schneider. Now he’s the first to say personal awards and achievements don’t matter to him. Only wins matter he’d say. His overall record is now 6-4-0 with a 2.02 GAA, .931 Save% in 12 appearances.

Rational and Irrational Anger: Riley’s Rants and Raves

Canucks Rant

Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. This week, things that bother him about the Canucks, namely Ryan Kesler. Plus his take on the Talk of another potential lockout. Just thinking about this brings his blood pressure to dangerous levels.

Can The Vancouver Canucks Learn From Crosby and Championship Penguins?

Can The Canucks Learn From Crosby and Penguins?

Vancouver Canucks writer Kevin V points out as much as Canucks GM Mike Gillis has attempted to build a consistent hockey club, injuries to Ryan Kesler and Mason Raymond could cost the Canucks a few points early in the season. So how does a team return to capture Lord Stanley’s Mug after coming oh-so-close the season previous? Look at the Pittsburgh Penguins and Sidney Crosby for starters.

Headshots: The Never Ending Hockey Debate

Moore was knocked unconscious by this guy...Remember him?

Our gal on the Vancouver sports scene Carolyn Smith weighs in on the NHL’s headshot debate. The issue of hits to the head deserves all the news coverage it gets, and should continue to be discussed in the NHL – brain damage is a serious thing…

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