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.
Josh Hall recently had a NWSB exclusive twitterview with former Vancouver Canucks player and current right winger for the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, Brad Leeb. Leeb spends parts of his off-season in British Columbia and also played in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs. What else did Josh ask Brad? Read on to find out!
Richard Hodges one of our BC based bloggers tells us the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame announced this week that five inductees would be honoured this summer in Penticton. The list includes two former players, one current scout, a CBC broadcaster and an influential figure in B.C. hockey history. Rod Brind’Amour, Scott Niedermayer and Jim Hughson are all going in.
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Tuesday Chicago Blackhawks vs. Canucks matchup preview. Tuesday 7:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. Fight night? Unlikely. Dan Carcillo being out for the season with a knee injury and Dale Weise and Keith Ballard won’t know who to drop them with. Patrick Kane vs. Ryan Kesler should be a good tilt though.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. Justin Williams recorded a goal and an assist as the Los Angeles Kings kicked beat Vancouver 4-1 Saturday. Kevin Bieksa extended his points streak to 6 games with a goal for Vancouver.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks game Wednesday night from HP Pavillion Arena? We’ve got the highlights for you. A nice 3-2 overtime Vancouver win. Andrew Ebbett scored at 3:23 of overtime as Vancouver began their three-game road trip with a 3-2 triumph. San Jose has lost seven of its last eight meetings with Vancouver and five of six at home against the Canucks.
Did you miss the Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks game Monday night from Rogers Arena? We’ve got the highlights for you. A nice 5-3 Vancouver win. Canucks Andrew Ebbett made the most of a move up the depth chart. He scored twice in the first period to lead Vancouver. Daniel Sedin also scored in an opening period, Vancouver wasted little time getting ahead. Roberto Luongo got the win.
Did you miss the Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks game Friday night from Rogers Arena? We’ve got the highlights for you. A brutal 3-1 Vancouver loss. This one stung. Curtis Glencross broke a scoreless tie early in the third period and Leland Irving turned aside 29 shots for his first NHL victory as the Calgary Flames stunned the Canucks.
Did you miss the Detroit Red Wings vs. Vancouver Canucks game tonight from Rogers Arena? We’ve got the highlights for you. A nice 4-2 Vancouver win. Alex Burrows, Chris Higgins, Cody Hodgson and defenseman Alex Edler scored goals tonight while Roberto Luongo made 38 saves to improve to 7-0-1 in his last eight starts for Vancouver,
It’s 2011 Vancouver Canucks vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (West vs. East) smack talk time. Next up is the Maple Leafs, and Richard has 5 reasons he can’t stand their hockey team. Did you know since the Canucks entered the league, neither have won the cup. Ex-Canucks GM Brian Burke and his golden boy Phil Kessel hope to change that. Ryan Kesler, and Roberto Luongo stand in their way.
After seeing him on TV this week “Q” decided to write a Northwest Athlete Profile on former NFL punter and Colorado Buffalo and North Delta Secondary school athlete Mitch Berger. In 2008 he won a Super Bowl ring for the Steelers and in the big game had 3 punts averaging a legit 46.3 yards per punt. Kudo’s for a great career and representing Canada in the NFL.
Vancouver Canucks writer Kevin V points out as much as Canucks GM Mike Gillis has attempted to build a consistent hockey club, injuries to Ryan Kesler and Mason Raymond could cost the Canucks a few points early in the season. So how does a team return to capture Lord Stanley’s Mug after coming oh-so-close the season previous? Look at the Pittsburgh Penguins and Sidney Crosby for starters.