NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in today with some thoughts on the Canucks thru the years in a flashback post detailing his top five moments in time. Number One. Canucks vs. Flames. April 10th, 2010. It was also the first time and unfortunately the last time I got to see Rick Rypien fight in person. A fond and great memory Mitch will always have.
NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in today on the latest Canucks news coming out. An interview by Robert Luongo was given today on CFOX radio in Vancouver. Did we learn some juicy details about Luongo or what? His biggest line, At the end of the day I think it’s time to move on, and I’m ok with that. Mitch says Lu will be damn hard to replace.
NWSB insider C-Mac brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on past Vancouver Canucks head coach and general manager Marc Crawford. A former Canucks draft pick and then a Coach. Cool story. Crow was selected 70th overall in the 4th round by the Vancouver Canucks, and promptly made it to the NHL the very next year in the 1981-82 season. After seven years, Crow was finished in 2006 coaching VanCity.
NWSB Blogger Dave B. checks in this time with a Northwest Athlete Profile on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Stephan Elliot. He had his NHL debut on November 25th 2011 – he would score his first NHL goals a day later against Devan Dubnyk of the Edmonton Oilers. He continues to be a bright future star on the Colorado Avalanche roster.
NWSB Blogger Dave B. checks in this time with a Northwest Athlete Profile of none other than Cam Neely. Vancouver Canucks fans won’t soon forget the haunting affects that the Neely trade has had on the editions of the Canucks since. The trade’s ripples still echo to this day as the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup to Neely’s now Boston Bruins last June.
NWSB insider C-Mac brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on past Vancouver Canucks head coach Roger Neilson. He attended McMaster. As he worked his way up the minor leagues, Neilson would go on to clinch 9 Metro Toronto titles. He earned the President’s Trophy with the Rangers, and made the Stanley Cup Finals with the Canucks in 1982, after replacing Harry Neale.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges counts down the top 14 goals of Alex Burrows NHL career with video in this article. He had his 500th NHL game this week. It’s quite the achievement for the undrafted ball-hockey player who has blown every expectation pinned to him out of the water. Where would the Canucks be without Alex Burrows using his ball hockey skill?
NWSB insider C-Mac brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on past Vancouver Canucks head coach and general manager Pat Quinn. Pat Quinn was one of the hardest workers the league has ever seen in both his playing and administrative roles. He earned the NHL’s Jack Adams top coach award twice. He’s also probably the second greatest coach in team history.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday morning. Brad Marchand earned a clipping major and a game misconduct for a low hit on Canucks defenseman Sami Salo. David Krejci scored early in the third for Boston. Cody Hodgson scored the game winner. Cory Schneider got the win.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. Justin Williams recorded a goal and an assist as the Los Angeles Kings kicked beat Vancouver 4-1 Saturday. Kevin Bieksa extended his points streak to 6 games with a goal for Vancouver.
Vancouver Canucks insider C-Mac tells us the 2011/12 version of the Canucks look well capable of avoiding the path taken by the post-’94 Canucks vintage, and the blueprint appears sound. The talent is there in Roberto Luongo, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin and with another massive boost yet to come with the re-addition of the all-world Ryan Kesler.
In another installment of our Great Northwest sports moments Matt Larkin weighs in with his take on the 1982, 1994, and 2011 Vancouver Canucks Stanley Cup losing seasons. Who will be the next great Canuck to get them back in a Stanley Cup Final?