C-Mac chimes in with his version of a playoff preview for the Vancouver Canucks and tells us which lessons the Canucks hopefully learned from last year’s successful failure, if you will. Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider have to be utilised well but how about the 3rd line? Chris Higgins, Jannik Hansen and Samme Pahlsson have been playing balls out but can they keep it up and when does Coach Vee shake it up?
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.
Atop the peak of Mount Sinai, Moses once received the Ten Commandments from God. Similarly, Alex Edler once received the Ten Commandments to being a Vancouver Canucks fan from Roger Nielson outside Rogers Arena. He passed them on the our Canucks Insider Josh Hall to pass on to you, the fellow fan. Abide by these and your Canucks fandom can never be questioned.
NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider is back with another edition of Canucks Birthday Presents. This time, Maxim Lapierre is turning an age older but he’s still only going to be 27 years young. What should you get him for his birthday? Josh took to twitter to find out. Lappy could have that ring two and half months from now.
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 and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin Vanstone the Flying-V tells us some sad news out of Vancouver today. In the latest exhibit of hockey-oriented idiocy, this week an individual chose to write obscenities on the Church that Vancouver native and Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley cup hero Milan Lucic and his family call home. Stay classy Vancouver. Would Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin approve of this stupidity?
Seattle Washington blogger Clinton Bell tells us to all keep our fingers crossed, and mark your calendars for March 1st. There will be green and gold in Seattle once again! Christopher Hanson, a San Francisco businessman and Seattle native, has recently purchased a lot just south of Safeco Field in Seattle. Plans are to build an arena to attract a NBA franchise and NHL franchise to the city of Seattle.
NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Milan Lucic is a tough NHL’er who scratched and clawed his way to the Boston Bruins lineup. It all started after he was passed up in the WHL Bantam Draft, but that motivated him even more to join the Coquitlam Express via the Junior B Delta Ice Hawks. From there, he rose to the level he is at today…the NHL.
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Saturday GAME OF THE YEAR Vancouver Canucks vs. Boston Bruins matchup preview. 10:00 a.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. We have Tim Thomas and Roberto Luongo. It’s still up in the air until Friday who will start for Vancouver. We won’t see Aaron Rome laying out Nathan Horton. Rome is out.
Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac points out powerful teams in sports cannot dominate games unless they dominate possession of the ball or puck. You must think on the fly. The speed of thought exhibited by the twins Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin is also indispensable as it allows them to maintain an air of unpredictability. We Canucks fans call it The Art of Sedinery.
Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Former Pacific Viper, Team Canada junior and current Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook. A standout in the Western Hockey League with the Lethbridge Hurricanes Growing up in Tsawwassen, B.C. A Stanley Cup champion with the Blackhawks.
BC Sports beat writer Kevin Vanstone points out that with Cory Schneider playing better for the Vancouver Canucks, it could afford the Canucks more time to rest Roberto Luongo for another NHL Stanley Cup run for the Canucks.