A Tale of Two Coaches

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NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke weighs in on how the 2013-14 campaign has panned out for John Tortorella and Alain Vigneault, as they adapt to their new clubs. A fair critique of Tortorella is laid out, while an appreciation for the old bench boss is also prevalent.

Early Projections for Vancouver Canucks; 2013 Forwards

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NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks blogger J.D. Burke weighs in the status of the Canucks offense this time. More of the same is what J.D. is calling for with this season, uncertainty that is. With new bench boss John Tortorella coming in, uncertainty is the rule when it comes to the offensive line parings for the 2013 season. J.D. has his sights on what the lines should be, what do you think?

John Tortorella nails the interview; can he pass probation?

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges breaks down the first day interview of Canucks new head coach John Tortorella. It was a relatively calm interview for the man who is known to drop f-bombs like it’s going out of style. Torts talked about the mission Mike Gillis has in plan for the Canucks, and the plan for the Sedins to kill some penalties. All in all it makes you wish opening night was here already.

ICYMI…Canucks get blown out, check that, lose close game to Sharks

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges is back to give you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Vancouver’s tough loss to the San Jose Sharks on Monday night. Richard points out Henrik Sedin & Daniel Sedin collectively this season, are slumping. When’s the last time they’ve scored a goal that grabbed you from your seat? The only thing worse than the league’s worst powerplay is not having any chances at all for the second time in three games.

Pavel Bure – My favourite Canuck of all time

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with another lockout post today. This one is special to him. His favorite all-time Vancouver Canucks player is Pavel Bure. Richard says Bure made an entire generation of Canuck fans. Without him, the franchise might not have made it into the McCaw/Naslund era. Bure was the shot of relevance the Canucks desperately needed

Top 10 Vancouver Canucks 2011-2012 moments in time Part 2

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges, who proclaims he is on permanent vacation has taken a break from lounging on the beach aka his deck to bring us some of the most heartwarming and goofiest moments of the past season for our beloved Vancouver Canucks. Here then are moments 5 to 1. The Duncan Keith hit, the battle in Boston, the Zack Kassian for Cody Hodgson trade and more…

Top 10 Vancouver Canucks 2011-2012 moments in time Part 1

Alain Vigneault was relieved of his duties by the Canucks on Wednesday.

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges, who proclaims he is on permanent vacation has taken a break from lounging on the beach aka his deck to bring us some of the most heartwarming and goofiest moments of the past season for our beloved Vancouver Canucks. Kevin Bieksa’s bum will never be the same. The weirdest rivalry of the year was the one between Vern Fiddler and Kevin Bieksa. Wait what…

For the Canucks Sedins to be truly great they must….

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Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us what the Sedins have to do to lead the Vancouver Canucks to the 2012 NHL promised land. Yes that’s right. Hoisting the Stanley Cup. Henrik Sedin & Daniel Sedin took a lot of crap in last year’s playoffs for naught. They were whiners, divers, chokers, weak, sisters, etc etc. They can right the ship in 2012. Let’s get it done.

I’m a die-hard fan of the Vancouver Canucks because…

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer Richard Hodges tells us what it is that goes into being able to answer the question. Why am I a die hard fan of the Canucks?! Rags to riches stories like Alex Burrows inspire us. Roberto Luongo, Mike Gillis, Trevor Linden, 1994, Stan Smyl, Mark Messier, Mike Keenan, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin made us love and hate the team, read on for more…

The under-appreciated Canucks funny man Alain Vigneault

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Ho hum! When the Vancouver Canucks wrapped up the Northwest division title last week, hardly anybody cared. Some had bigger goals in mind while others dismissed the Canucks winning the worst division in hockey as an accomplishment akin to walking down the block without tripping and falling on your face. Still, it’s an accomplishment that highlights […]

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Canucks 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 on Saturday night over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Really creepy After Hours last night where Scott Oake brought up the infamous Chris Higgins ab shot not once but twice. The play of the night, and perhaps the Canucks goal of the year, came from Alex Edler.

Phoenix Coyotes vs. Canucks 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 loss on Wednesday night to the Phoenix Coyotes. Enough about the game. Kevin Bieksa was on the Team 1040 yesterday lamenting the lack of noise from the home crowds. I agree. Vancouver fans are brutal. Also, Roberto Luongo, the most consistent Canuck all year, is all of a sudden being blamed. Typical.

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