Will Vancouver’s Edler and Tortorella make ‘swede’ music?

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Ben Lypka is back with a piece about the influence John Tortorella should have on Alex Edler. Throughout his career in Tampa, New York and now hopefully here in Vancouver, Torts has had the ability to get more offense out of his defensemen. Alex Edler is no spring chicken, but hopefully he’s still young enough to learn some new tricks from his new bench boss.

Hey Vancouver Canucks fans…it’s time to believe in Torts!

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NWSB Canucks contributor Josh Hall is as optimistic as ever and at the same time cautious about the potential for new Vancouver Canucks Head Coach John Tortorella. What effect will he have on the likes of Ryan Kesler and Daniel Sedin & Henrik Sedin? Does his presence effect the decision to move either Roberto Luongo or Cory Schneider? These are all things Canucks will have to be patient for but the new era of Torts has dawned and fans need to practice as they preach and believe.

Goodbye Salo and Rome; Hello Jason Garrison and…Derek Joslin?

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his thoughts on the player movement this week coming out of Mike Gillis’ office in Vancouver. Gone are longtime d-man Sami Salo, a warrior in Van City for 8+ years. Also Alain Vigneault favorite Aaron Rome. In are hometown boy Jason Garrison and we’re also now hearing ex-Hurricanes D/FW Derek Joslin could be next.

The Maple Leafs make sense as a trade partner for Canucks & Luongo

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Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall is back with his first of many features to come this June and tells us why the Brian Burke and the Toronto Maple Leafs are sensible trade partners for the Nucks. Who could come this way for Roberto Luongo? Could it be Luke Schenn, Jake Gardiner or even Ben Scrivens for the sake of backing up Cory Schneider? We’re about to find out Canucks Nation.

Five key reasons the Vancouver Canucks must keep Roberto Luongo

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Josh weighs in with the first half of an NWSB debate in which we ask who should the Vancouver Canucks keep in town…Roberto Luongo or Cory Schneider? There are pros and cons to both and while it’s almost a done deal that Roberto won’t be back, Josh is convinced Roberto is the better path to take. Of course only Mike Gillis and Francesco Aquilini have the answers.

NWSB Exclusive: Twitterview with Augsburger Panther Captain Sean O’ Connor

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Resident Vancouver Canucks and hockey insider Josh Hall is back with his third exclusive twitterview for NWSB. This time around, it’s Northwest native Victoria, BC born Sean O’ Connor; Captain for the Augsburger Panther of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Sean currently makes his off season home in Arizona but when it’s hockey season, he’s kickin’ ass on German soil.

Vancouver Canucks Birthday Presents: Cory Schneider

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NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall adds another into the Birthday Presents column as Cory Schneider celebrates his 26th this Sunday, March 18th. With Cory likely being gone from the Vancouver scene come July 1, 2012, will these birthday gifts be more like going away gifts? Hint. He seems to really love the vintage look and also mooses/meese. Check it out peeps.

5 Canucks Trades I Would Make at the 2012 NHL Deadline

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NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Richard Hodges weighs in on what the Canucks could and should do at the deadline to make their chances at a Stanley Cup better. Will Mason Raymond be shipped out? How about Cory Schneider? Many think he should stay for another Cup run. Maybe it will be draft picks…read on to find out what great moves Van-City should make at the 2012 NHL trade deadline.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Lightning Blog: Love’ Em & Hate’ Em

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Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday morning. The former Blackhawk Brian Campbell was a thorn in the side of Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin all night. With Andrew Ebbett out with his broken collarbone, the depth chart spinner landed in Mike Duco to make his debut with the Canucks

GAME 44: Sleepers Don’t Strike Twice vs. Vancouver!

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Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Tuesday Vancouver Canucks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning matchup preview. 4:30 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. Should be a good game. Look at Tampa’s talent; Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier take on Ryan Kesler, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin. We hope its not a snorefest.

Canucks Henrik Sedin named NHL Third Star of December

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Vancouver Canucks centre Henrik Sedin has been named the National Hockey League’s third star of the month for December. Sedin is joined by Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin (first star) and Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos (second star) as the NHL ‘Three Stars’ of the month.

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