NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Josh Hall goes one on one with Chicago Wolves netminder and Swedish sensation Eddie Lack. Eddie says he’s currently in Stockholm making last minute preparations to return to North America. From there, it’s on to Canucks NHL training camp, if there is one anyway.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac is back inside from laying out in the Victoria sunshine. Teachers and their summers off. He weighs in on the Canucks prospect Nicklas Jensen discussing the possibility of foregoing his last year of major junior eligibility with the Oshawa Generals in order to play a season in the Swedish Elite League should he not make the Canucks roster for the 2012/13 season.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer Josh Hall is back with his top 5 first round picks for the Vancouver Canucks at the upcoming draft in just 12 days. Will Mike Gillis focus on defense, forwards or the between the pipes. Josh gives suggestions for all of those but perhaps the brightest one in number 4. Slater Koekkoek, Erik Karlsson, Franky Palazzese to name a few. Have a read.
NWSB insider C-Mac brings us a Vancouver Canucks moments in time article today detailing the top Vancouver centers in the history of the team. C-Mac states Ryan Kesler is his second best Canucks center of all time, with the Swedish captain Henrik Sedin sitting at first. Kesler will turn 28 on Aug. 31st this year, and should have at least another four prime years.
C-Mac asks a tough question; one of many to come this off-season for the Vancouver Canucks. Has Alex Edler reached a tipping point in his career? How much time does he have to turn things around, if any at all? How does he fit into the Canucks D-Core going forward? C-Mac is not talking about landing millions of dollars in an unexpected lottery jackpot, or scoring a date with Sofia Vergara.
NWSB Insider Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks writers runs down the main story-lines heading into the Canucks first matchup with the Winnipeg Jets since February 1996. When and where will Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin bump their frustrating slumps? How will hometown heroes Evander Kane and Andrew Ladd perform for the hopefully playoff bound Jets? A rivalry is renewed Thursday night.
C-Mac is back and better than ever with his Vancouver Canucks player profile on Mikael Samuelsson. There have been a multitude of Swedes over the years that have played for the Vancouver Canucks. So many players have come to the West Coast from the land of Vikings, that the Canucks dressing room should really be re-christened as ‘Little Stockholm’.