*My* Staples Center experience as a Portland Trail Blazers fan

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us an exclusive look at what it’s like to witness a Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers game live at the Staples Center in L.A. The game itself couldn’t have been any better. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard took over and won a close one despite a comeback from Pau Gasol, Xavier Henry and the Lake Show. The Staples experience is full of trash talk and super Lakers fans, but all in all, it’s a good place to visit — especially when Rip City comes away with a win.

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

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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.

Flying V says 16 wins to go! Why the Canucks are on the brink in game four

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NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin Vanstone is back with his third instalment of Canucks Playoff Wins Remaining. This time, it’s with more doubt as the Los Angeles Kings have taken a 3-0 series lead over the Canucks, with many thanks to Captain Dustin Brown who has 4 goals. Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin will play on a line with David Booth most likely.

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

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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.

Keys to the Vancouver Canucks winning round One vs. L.A.

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The right things need to happen for the Vancouver Canucks to beat the Los Angeles Kings in round 1 of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Kings will not be push-overs but by all means, Vancouver should take this one. Josh Hall, one of our Vancouver Canucks insiders weighs in with his 5 keys to winning this series for the Canucks.

Game 76 Kings vs. Canucks: Royalty Awaits Them

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NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall tells you what to for when our boys in blue and green take on the LA Kings Monday night. With Daniel Sedin out, can brother Henrik Sedin turn on the jets? How will Roberto Luongo look as he continues to heat up towards the playoffs? What will Anze Kopitar have to say about the suddenly surging Canucks as they try to secure a playoff spot in the West?

Oregon Ducks Poing Guard Garrett Sim under the spotlight

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NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Blair Thomas brings us a good piece on point guard Garret Sim who is under the spotlight for the Ducks. In his four years in Eugene, Sim has witnessed the transition of the program that few others have ever experienced. Most importantly, the point guard has led his Ducks and validated the trust the former Blue Jays coach put in him from the first day he arrived in Eugene.

The Beavers Should be Feared as the Pac-12 Closes in on March Madness

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NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers blogger Blair Thomas tells us the belief is cultivating at Gill Coliseum. Everyone in the gym knows that junior guard Cunningham is more than capable of turning Staples into Hinkle Fieldhouse. If UW gets eliminated early, why can’t the Oregon St. Beavers spoil the fun at the 2012 Pac 12 conference basketball tourney?

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