Looking Back on the 2014 Vancouver Canucks NHL Draft

Jake Virtanen picked up at #6 overall by the Canucks in the 2014 NHL entry draft.

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger J. Dylan Burke weighs in on the 2014 NHL draft weekend for the Canucks. Despite all the changes made in the front office and behind the bench, Ryan Kesler was not satisfied with the Vancouver Canucks’ path. He still wanted out. It seemed like the 2014 Canucks picks reflected this move. Hello Jake Virtanen and Jared McCann.

Willie Desjardins Becomes Canucks head coach

Willie Desjardins

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Andrew Deutschmann recaps the rumor that Willie Desjardins could become the new head coach of the Nucks. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the team could introduce him as the new lead man next week. Deutschmann explains why this looks like a great hire for Trevor Linden and Jim Benning.

Names to Watch in the 2014 Canucks Coaching Search

Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers

NWSB insider & blogger J.D. Burke takes a look at some of the available coaches for the Canucks vacancy, and provides a list of the three most likely candidates as of this moment. There’s familiarity abound in this list, which includes, of all people, Marc Crawford.

*My* five all time worst Vancouver Canucks deals

Trading someone like Linden for McCabe and his hair just isn't right....

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Steve Lee is back today to weigh in on HIS 5 worst Canucks trades of all time in another post in our Moments In Time series. Cam Neely and a 1st round pick to Boston for Barry Pederson. Cory Schneider to New Jersey for the 9th pick in the 2013 draft. Trevor Linden to the NY Islanders for Bryan McCabe, Todd Bertuzzi and a 3rd round draft pick.

Why Pavel Bure’s jersey doesn’t belong in the rafters

bure jersey

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Ben Lypka weighs in with the latest Canucks news, the retirement of Pavel Bure’s #10. So Ben asks the question, of course, should the Canucks really hang the Russian Rocket’s jersey from the rafters at Rogers Arena? If it were up to Ben, the answer is a big fat no. Even with all of the flash and the flare, Pavel Bure left the Canucks in the wind on more than one occasion. That doesn’t sound like team loyalty…

Tortorella will and won’t be a good for the Canucks…

JOHN TORTORELLA

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Andrew Deutchmann gives you his perspective on the signing of new Cancuks head coach John Tortorella. At first when Andrew heard that Mike Gillis was going to interview Torts for the job he wasn’t too amused. But ever since then the idea has grown on him, and now he thinks it may even be a good thing. If not, Andrew thinks it will be a long five years in Van City.

NWSB Picks: The weekly Vancouver Canucks three stars

Detroit Red Wings v Vancouver Canucks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Bryan McFarlane weighs in with his Nucks three stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers from April 14 to April 21 during the Canucks’ 2013 campaign. Alexander Edler, Ryan Kessler and Derek Roy make the list this week. Roy also earns credit for his goal of the week in his return to Dallas.

Could Canucks use outdoor game for jersey change?

Could these be part of the new uniform lineup? (canucks.nhl.com)

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Josh Hall gives you some options should the Canucks choose to debut new uniforms next year at BC Place. Am I suggesting the retirement of the beloved Orca? Perhaps that is the easiest option regardless of its popularity, which is split down the middle. The club added the killer whale to its uniforms back in 1997, two years after Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment was founded.

V for Vulgar: The Definition of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Alex Burrows

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer Josh Hall is back writing for NWSB again. Tonight he weighs in post-game style on the Red Wings vs. Canucks matchup from Saturday night. One positive he can find was Alex Burrows on the new franchise record of fastest goal in Canucks history. Six seconds for the puck to bulge twine off a beauty feed from Daniel Sedin. The bad, the crowd at Rogers Arena was as dead as ever on a night meant to be special for something.

Vancouver Canucks trade bait…more than Luongo?

Roberto Luongo

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Steve Lee peels up the court and steps out on to the ice for his latest piece. Steve points out that even if it would be a “bad move” in the eyes of most Canucks fans, trading Ryan Kesler actually makes more sense than one would think. Just take this season alone for example. The Canucks were playing great hockey without Kesler, then once he finally came back from yet another injury, the losses started piling up. Coincidence? Steve thinks not.

2014 Olympics: Van City snubbed for Sochi

sochi

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger points out that so far, no Canucks names have been included in Team Canada’s 2014 Olympic roster. Now, the Bartender thinks that is a travesty. We all know that Roberto Luongo deserves to be between the pipes in Russia, but Phil also thinks that Alex Burrows and Dan Hamhuis deserve to get at least a tryout for the team.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames moments in time…

Canucks vs. Flames Rivalry

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck reports today on the rivalry between the Canucks & the Calgary Flames. Mitch points out that rivalries are few and far between in the northwest division anymore. He fondly remembers the Jarome Iginila vs Trevor Linden April 5th, 2008 game. It was Linden`s last game and Iginla scored his 50th goal of the season, received an unusual ovation from the people in General Motors place.

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