NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges is back this week to create a buzz about the latest Canucks news about Dan Cloutier being hired by the organization to be a goaltender coach. Look, it’s giving us something to talk about he says, If you haven’t noticed we’re in a lockout right now where the two sides aren’t even talking to each other yet. Dan Cloutier is all we have for Canucks news right now.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in on the topic of being Canada’s team. When their teams are out of the playoffs other hockey markets want to talk about the series that involves the team from Vancouver that beats their teams on a regular basis. A team getting attention on Hockey Night in Canada and TSN. Plus a team with Ryan Kesler, and Alex Burrows could never be Canada’s hockey team.
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…
It’s NWSB Canucks Insider C-mac coming at you with the ALL-2000′s Canucks team. Who makes a return to the lineup? Markus Naslund perhaps? How about Captain Canuck Trevor Linden? What about between the pipes? I wonder if Dan Cloutier made the roster. Probably not. We gave the nod obviously to Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Saturday night to the Buffalo Sabres. After a weekend of crushing the Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers, Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin are apparently not over their slump one bit. CBC announcer Mark Lee, whose salary I pay, is a horrible commentator.
NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider usual preview isn’t so usual this time. With the trade for Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani from the Buffalo Sabres and of Cody Hodgson’s return Saturday night on Hockey Night In Canada, Josh delves into the most controversial topic in Vancouver Canucks nation as we speak. What was Mike Gillis thinking is what Josh asks. What can you do to show your disdain towards the trade?
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac was ready to jump off the ledge today when he first heard the Zack Kassian for Cody Hodgson trade details. Then after researching the deal a little more he realized Kassian fills a need that no other player at any level of the organization can fill. He is going to be raw granted, but he can go to the net, finish off the rush, and when needed exact retribution on opponents.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us the 2012 NHL trade deadline day was slow to start and then a blockbuster deal that was easily the biggest of the day and sparked reaction not seen in a very long time in Vancouver happened. And Canucks nation was mad at Mike Gillis. If Zack Kassian becomes more Todd Bertuzzi than Taylor Pyatt this deal could be a whole lot easier to swallow.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 51 matchup between the Detroit Red Wings and Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks brought a bland performance versus top Western Conference competition again on Thursday. We did learn however that Ryan Kesler and the Canucks can play with the best in the Western Conference especially with Roberto Luongo on form.
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.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win over the Detroit Red Wings. Mike Gillis has made no secret that he hopes to emulate the Red Wings model and really the only thing separating these two franchises right now is the minor detail of Cup wins. Wednesday Alex Burrows, Roberto Luongo, Cody Hodgson and Jannick Hansen had huge games.
News out of Vancouver Canucks land this week from blogger Richard Hodges covering the Nucks. Mark Messier hasn’t played for the Vancouver Canucks for 10+ years. But according to the former captain, the Canucks still may owe him some money for his services. According to the Vancouver Province newspaper the Nucks have arranged for an arbitrator to hear the case.