NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks vs Dallas Stars tonight in Texas in their first game back since having the team’s eight-game unbeaten streak snapped in Minnesota. He points out David Booth has elevated his play since returning from an AHL conditioning stint in Utica, and says the trio of Ryan Kesler, Chris Higgins, and Mike Santorelli have spent plenty of time carrying the team.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Wednesday night over the Colorado Avalanche. Alain Vigneault’s system rarely see tons of responsibility. That didn’t stop Ryan Kesler, Jannik Hansen, Alex Edler, and Alex Burrows from progressing just fine under his watchful eye. The Canucks are heating up.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Josh Hall reports on the news from the NHL today that Vancouver Canucks forward Cody Hodgson has been named the January 2012 NHL Rookie of the Month. Hodgson, who turns 22 in just over two weeks time, led all rookies in scoring with 10 points (six goals, four assists) in 11 games. He edged Philadelphia Flyers forwards Sean Couturier and Matt Read for votes.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges points out the All-Star weekend was already shaping up to be a transformative experience for young Vancouver Canucks Cody Hodgson even before fate stepped in Thursday night and gave us the scenario Canuck fans thought they wouldn’t see this weekend: A Canuck on Team Chara. We trust you Cody and know you’ll make the right choices.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Josh Hall tells us we all hate the Bruins here on the west coast and in Vancouver after last years 2011 Stanley Cup finals. So why not mock them by comparing them to TV Show characters he asks. Milan Lucic is Bluto, Tim Thomas is Peter Griffin from Family Guy, Zdeno Chara is Robert Barone from Everybody Loves Raymond, Brad Marchand is Squidward from Spongebob Squarepants.