Vancouver Canucks Acquire Raphael Diaz – He’ll play tonight.

Raphael Diaz

NWSB Insider & Canucks blogger J.D. Burke breaks down today’s trade, that saw the Canucks sending Dale Weise to the Montreal Canadiens in return for Raphael Diaz. All in all this is a great move for the Canucks. They filled a position of need without giving up much of anything.

Canucks to Sign Vinny Prospal to a PTO

Prospal

NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke breaks down the news that the Vancouver Canucks have signed Vinny Prospal to a PTO. The 16 year veteran is due to play with the Utica Comets at first, but could eventually join the Canucks later on. In Prospal’s last season with Columbus, he tallied 12 goals and 18 assists, for a total of 30 points.

The Canucks have interest in Ryan O’Reilly?

Ryan Oreilly

NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke takes a look at the rumours surrounding the Vancouver Canucks interest in Ryan O’Reilly, and whether they can acquire him or not. The bidding war, contract, and viability of such a move are all looked at in-depth. The package would likely include one of the Canucks young prospects, like Gaunce or Nicklas Jensen, and maybe even a mid-round draft pick.

Changes Mike Gillis needs to make for the Canucks

How long until one of these talented goaltenders is out of the picture?

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Bryan McFarlane talks about a five other changes the Vanucks need to make if they want to see themselves to greater success in the coming years. Most cities would be happy to have a coach who could win as many games as AV did in his time with the Canucks. But most cities aren’t this big of a hockey market. The pressure to perform each year seems to grow and grow. And of course we all know the definition of insanity: to do the same thing over and over but expect a different result. Thus change is needed, in a big way, in Vancouver.

Five moves the Canucks could make at the 2013 trade deadline

Ryan Kesler

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us today the NHL’s April 3rd trade deadline fast approaches and the Vancouver Canucks have a number of spots on the roster worthy of attention heading into this year’s playoff push. Mason Raymond and Jannik Hansen have played well during their time on Vancouver’s second line, but are better fit as checking forwards on a fully healthy roster.

Love ‘em & hate ‘em: The Seahawks Kellen Winslow trade

Kellen Winslow Jr. Seattle Seahawks

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens has a few things he has to say about the Seahawks recent trade for Kellen Winslow Jr. He loves the fact K2 shows that he has the ability to be a featured receiver from the tight end position even when the opposing teams defense knows he is the teams go to receiver. He hates his attitude and the fact that he called himself a “soldier”. Fix the attitude.

5 Reasons To like The Seattle Mariners Trade for John Jaso

John Jaso

Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in on the MLB trade today between Seattle and Tampa Bay. That sent Josh Lueke to the Rays, and the M’s received catcher John Jaso. Danny lists five things that Jaso will bring to Seattle, and says the trade is a good thing if the future player in the deal is Chone Figgins.

State Of The Sounders: Weekly Notebook | October 22nd

Sounders

Jason Green our man with his pulse on the Seattle sports beat is back with another edition of the Seattle Sounders Notebook. The October 22nd, 2011 edition. The Sounders will play their last regular season match against Chivas USA on Saturday the 22nd and they are hoping the match will be a tune up for the upcoming playoffs.

State Of The Sounders: Weekly Notebook | October 14th

Sounders are sitting pretty

Jason Green our man with his pulse on the Seattle sports beat is back with another edition of the Seattle Sounders Notebook. The October 14th, 2011 edition. It looks as if the Sounders will finish the season in the 2nd spot in the Western Conference, as they are 6 points behind L.A. and 6 points clear of Real Salt Lake.

Canucks: Did Methot’s hit on Henrik Sedin highlight the need for an enforcer?

Steve Ott

Our man Matt Larkin thinks the Vancouver Canucks are starting to look soft. For argument’s sake, let’s look at a few possible trade targets – all forwards, so they could theoretically play with Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin, – that would help Vancouver protect its stars a bit better. Where are Gino Odjick and Donald Brashear when you need them?

Mariners Musings | Three Potential Off-Season Trades

Brandon League

Our man on the Mariners beat Danny Ferguson weighs in with some thoughtful opinions on the state of the Mariners. He points out three players who may find themselves on the chopping block if Jack Z finds what he is looking for in another city…

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