NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck reports today on the news that has surfaced about netminder Cory Schneider. He is in Switzerland and “ready to go” according to his agent Mike Liut. Early on in the lockout Schneider wasn’t sure about playing overseas and getting used to the larger ice surface, but with no end for the lockout in sight, it was time to make a decision.
NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in today on the latest Canucks news coming out. An interview by Robert Luongo was given today on CFOX radio in Vancouver. Did we learn some juicy details about Luongo or what? His biggest line, At the end of the day I think it’s time to move on, and I’m ok with that. Mitch says Lu will be damn hard to replace.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger is back inside from laying out in the Victoria sunshine. Teachers and their summers off. He reports on the BIG news this week out of Vancouver that the Canucks have locked defenseman Jason Garrison via free agency from the Florida Panthers. Garrison has less than 3 full years of playing time leading to a fair inexperience factor, but he does bring size with a 6’ 2” frame that packs a solid 220 lbs.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger The Flying V – Kevin Vanstone weighs in on the 2012 NHL free Agency news on the Canucks signing Jason Garrison. A “late bloomer,” at first glance, Garrison took his time to craft his game from the blue line after playing forward up to the age of 18 when he joined the Nanaimo Clippers. He is expected to play alongside Alex Edler on Vancouver’s second defensive pairing.
NWSB Managing editor “Q” tells us on the first day of 2012 NHL Free Agency the Vancouver Canucks survived and made it thru losing Sami Salo and Aaron Rome to land Jason Garrison via free agency from the Florida Panthers on Sunday. The 6’2”, 220-pound undrafted defenceman from White Rock BC was signed by the Panthers in 2008 after three seasons with the University of Minnesota Duluth of the WCHA.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. LA Kings Sunday night? Jarret Stoll scored 4:27 into overtime, skating onto a loose puck after defenseman Dan Hamhuis was wiped out coming out of his own zone, skating in on a 2-on-1 and snapped a wrist shot over the blocker of Cory Schneider. Good night Vancouver. Jonathan Quick kept the Los Angeles Kings alive. Great save after great save.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. LA Kings Wednesday night? Daniel Sedin’s return to the lineup gave Vancouver some life as it avoided elimination with a 3-1 victory. The Kings still lead the series 3-1 and can advance by winning Game 5 on Sunday in Vancouver. Defensemen Alexander Edler and Kevin Bieksa scored in the second period.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. LA Kings Sunday night? Great game for LA. Kings captain Dustin Brown scored his fourth goal of the series in the third period and Jonathan Quick made 41 saves for his second career playoff shutout as the Kings defeated Vancouver, 1-0, in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday night at Staples Center.
Did you miss the LA Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks Friday night? Great game for LA. Jarret Stoll scored a third-period power-play goal, Trevor Lewis scored shortly after another power play late in the final period, and Jonathan Quick made 46 saves for the Kings. Samuel Pahlsson and Jannik Hansen scored for Vancouver and Roberto Luongo finished with 23 saves for the Canucks.
Did you miss the LA Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night? Great game for LA. Dustin Penner converted that bounce into the tie-breaking goal with 3:14 left to lift the Kings to a 4-2 victory and a 1-0 lead in their Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Canucks at Rogers Arena. Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler tied the game at 2-2. It could have been a lot worse if not for Roberto Luongo.
Did you miss the Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks Saturday night? Great game for Van-City. A 3-0 win at home to clinch the Presidents Cup trophy for the second year in a row. They now play the LA Kings in the first round on Wednesday. Henrik Sedin ended a 22-game goal drought by scoring with 4:13 left in the second period, Roberto Luongo made 17 saves for a shutout.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames Thursday night? The playoff-bound Vancouver Canucks are still fighting for first in the Western Conference, the Presidents’ Trophy and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. The loss cost the Canucks a chance to pass the New York Rangers for the lead in the overall standings. Mike Cammalleri and Curtis Glencross scored. Cory Schneider lost, Miikka Kiprusoff got the win.