Northwest Athlete Profile: Troy Brouwer

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NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring Vancouver born Troy Brouwer. Brouwer was a thorn in the Canucks’ sides for a couple years with the Chicago Blackhawks but has made his NHL way to Washington, DC. Brouwer is a homegrown talent we can all be proud of…in the big picture. He’s now enjoying life with the Washington Capitals and Alexander Ovechkin.

Canucks Player Intros: Wait, qui est Marc-Andre Gragnani?

Marc-Andre Gragnani

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges takes the opportunity to introduce Canucks fans to Marc-Andre Gragnani. The defenseman acquired in the Cody Hodgson deal with Buffalo. His defensive game is rather limited but at 24, Gragnani only has 61 NHL regular season games under his belt, 46 of them this year where he has a respectable 16 points.

St. Louis Blues vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

Kings vs. Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Thursday night over the St. Louis Blues. Was this hockey or soccer? nil-nil after 45 minutes? All of a sudden, the Canucks have 9 goals in 6 games which is about the pace they had during the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. Alex Burrows and Chris Higgins finally scored to ice this game for Van City.

Game 65 Blues Vs. Canucks: arch your back for this showdown

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NWSB Vancouver Canucks inside Josh Hall delves into the home stand starter versus the St. Louis Blues. Can Zack Kassian be all he’s cracked up to be? How about the Honey Badger Jannik Hansen; does he care? What impact will Cory Schneider have on the end of the regular season? Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-check it out!

Canucks vs. Dallas Stars blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

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Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Sunday afternoon versus the Dallas Stars. In honor of the Oscars today without further ado, let’s roll out the red carpet and give out some awards. Has Mason Raymond starred in his last feature for the Vancouver Canucks? Find out on an all new TradeDeadline Monday!!

The top five possible first-round match-ups for the Vancouver Canucks

Canucks vs. Kings would be a nice first round matchup wouldn't it?

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges counts down the top 5 most likely first round opponents for the Canucks in the 2012 NHL playoffs. Wouldn’t it be nice to see the Kings? They recently acquired Jeff Carter and if he can score, which no other King can apparently do this could be good. Ryan Kesler, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Sami Salo, and Alex Edler would be licking their lips.

Sunday Links: Canucks Morning Java

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

Vancouver Canucks vs. Blues Blog: Love’ Em & Hate’ Em

Kings vs. Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. Maxim Lapierre is dropping the gloves this year. This a good thing. Keith Ballard was a healthy scratch tonight as Aaron Rome drew back into the line-up. Roberto Luongo has quietly had two fantastic starts on this road trip.

Hey Vancouver! Do you like Italians or Redheads more?

Roberto Luongo

Vancouver Canucks blogger weighs in with his update #2 on the goaltending situation in Van-City. These are two guys who shared the Jennings Trophy last year only because Robert Luongo made sure Cory Schneider got his 25 starts. The Canucks didn’t get where they are today by making rash decisions and rocking the boat. The reality of the situation is simple when you put down the NHL12 controller.

Game 10 Wrap-Up: Vancouver Canucks Suffer the Blues 3-0

Blues vs. Canucks

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 10 matchup between the St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks. A 3-0 Vancouver loss. Along with Kevin Bieksa, David Booth and the American Express line, (Ryan Kesler, Christopher Higgins) struggled through some early growing pains versus the Blues.

Game 9 Wrap-Up: Vancouver Canucks Lose To The Oilers 3-2

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

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 9 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers. A 3-2 Vancouver win in Overtime. Roberto Luongo deserved the majority of blame for Tuesday’s meltdown loss…

Northwest Athlete Profile: T.J. Oshie

T.J. Oshie

Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Current St. Louis Blues forward from Mount Vernon, Washington by way of Minnesota. The St. Louis Blues drafted him 24th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Oshie hasn’t reached his full potential yet but the pivot is still just 24.