Canucks Speculation! Announcements GM Gillis might make Thursday

NWSB Vancouver Canucks insider Josh Hall speculates what Thursday’s off-season press conference could possibly be about. Does Zack Kassian’s do have anything TO DO with it? Are Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin and Alex Edler looking for one more linemate to take over to Sweden with them? The answer is probably pretty obvious. Tell us in the comments section what you think. Hit us back at NWSB today.

Top 5 games on the Vancouver Canucks schedule in 2012

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his top 5 matchups to watch out for this NHL season for the Canucks. The 2012 NHL schedule came out today. The NHL draft is tomorrow. It won’t be long now till October is here right?! Richard predicts the Canucks will be back as Stanley Cup contenders once again, games versus Boston and Milan Lucic will be fun.

Game 5 Los Angeles vs. Vancouver – April 22nd | NHL Highlights

Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. LA Kings Sunday night? Jarret Stoll scored 4:27 into overtime, skating onto a loose puck after defenseman Dan Hamhuis was wiped out coming out of his own zone, skating in on a 2-on-1 and snapped a wrist shot over the blocker of Cory Schneider. Good night Vancouver. Jonathan Quick kept the Los Angeles Kings alive. Great save after great save.

West QF Game 5 Kings Vs. Canucks: Comeback Phase 2 is a Go

The Vancouver Canucks are still down 3-1 in their opening round series against the Los Angeles Kings but insider Josh Hall says Canucks Nation seems a little too optimistic. Will common sense be the difference as Ryan Kesler aka Guzzler and Alex Burrows strive to find their game? Can Cory Schneider hold the fort while Roberto Luongo rides the pine? Time will tell if Vancouver lives to fight another day.

Game 4 Vancouver vs. Los Angeles – April 18th | NHL Highlights

Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. LA Kings Wednesday night? Daniel Sedin’s return to the lineup gave Vancouver some life as it avoided elimination with a 3-1 victory. The Kings still lead the series 3-1 and can advance by winning Game 5 on Sunday in Vancouver. Defensemen Alexander Edler and Kevin Bieksa scored in the second period.

West QF Game 4 Canucks vs. Kings: A call to fans

Your Vancouver Canucks are down 3 bone to the Los Angeles Kings and Josh Hall our Canucks Insider says forget about keys to the game. They need to do everything in their power to win. However, he also says it’s about the fans in this call to all of you reading this. Daniel Sedin will be back in the lineup most likely with Henrik Sedin and David Booth, Alex Burrows will play with Ryan Kesler, and Mason Raymond.

Game 3 Vancouver vs. Los Angeles – April 15th | NHL Highlights

Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. LA Kings Sunday night? Great game for LA. Kings captain Dustin Brown scored his fourth goal of the series in the third period and Jonathan Quick made 41 saves for his second career playoff shutout as the Kings defeated Vancouver, 1-0, in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday night at Staples Center.

West QF Game 3 Canucks vs. Kings: The beantown bounceback

The Vancouver Canucks find themselves in a must win situation Sunday night as they really do not want to go down three games to none. It is not an option if they plan to move on in these playoffs. Who do they turn to to beat the Los Angeles Kings? Roberto Luongo? Ryan Kesler? Chris Higgins? Nope; it’s the Boston Bruins. Believe baby, that’s all us fans need to do.

Game 2 Los Angeles vs. Vancouver – April 13th | NHL Highlights

Did you miss the LA Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks Friday night? Great game for LA. Jarret Stoll scored a third-period power-play goal, Trevor Lewis scored shortly after another power play late in the final period, and Jonathan Quick made 46 saves for the Kings. Samuel Pahlsson and Jannik Hansen scored for Vancouver and Roberto Luongo finished with 23 saves for the Canucks.

West QF Game 2 Kings vs. Canucks: A motherly memorandum

Josh Hall, our Vancouver Canucks Insider thinks the team needs to chat with their moms prior to game two and review lessons taught growing up. Ryan Kesler, the refs have tabs on your every dive. Zack Kassian and Byron Bitz you were just careless. The Los Angeles Kings on the other hand did everything right Wednesday and now look to take a two to nothing series lead back to LA on Sunday.

Game 1 Los Angeles vs. Vancouver – April 11th | NHL Highlights

Did you miss the LA Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night? Great game for LA. Dustin Penner converted that bounce into the tie-breaking goal with 3:14 left to lift the Kings to a 4-2 victory and a 1-0 lead in their Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Canucks at Rogers Arena. Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler tied the game at 2-2. It could have been a lot worse if not for Roberto Luongo.

West QF game 1 Kings vs. Canucks: Setting the tone

It’s Christmas eve in every hockey fan’s home as the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs are set to begin Wednesday. Here in Vancouver, we just want a Cup. Vancouver Canucks have a lot to be excited about going into their first round matchup with the Los Angeles Kings but in Game 1, one of our Canucks insiders Josh Hall tells us it’s especially key to set the tone early…or else. Roberto Luongo your under the microscope.

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