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The $93 Question – Will Canucks fans show up at BC Place?

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Ben Lypka is here to plead with the fans of Vancouver. Stay at home when the Heritage Classic roles into BC Place stadium. $93 dollars for poor seating, cold weather and the Ottawa Senators? No thanks says Ben. Here’s a list of what else you can spend your $93 dollars on. Force them to slash prices in the weeks heading into the game and maybe families can see Henrik Sedin or Dale Weise.

10 things for Vancouver Canucks fans to do during the NHL lockout

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NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks hockey blogger Steve Lee gives us his top 10 2012 NHL lockout tips as a to do list for Canucks players and fans of hockey in Vancouver. For starters Read the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy. If you are still clueless as to what got your wife/girlfriend/girl next door etc. all hot and bothered this summer, maybe take a chance and pick up the threesome of books. Hike, the wobbly pops at the top of the Grouse Grind are well worth the wait.

NWSB exclusive: Twitterview with Vancouver Giants centreman Anthony Ast

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Josh Hall sat down with Vancouver Giants centre Anthony Ast (from different computers of course) for this exclusive twitterview. Anthony, born in Richmond, dreams of being an NHL’er and by the sounds of it, will do just about anything to fulfill that dream. The 17 year old is on the right track. He says, “I want this to be my life because I can’t imagine doing anything else.” – Perfect answer!

Chicago Wolves / Vancouver Canucks puzzle pieces…playoffs edition

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with an update on the Canucks farm team in the AHL the Chicago Wolves. Van City hired ex-Oilers coach Craig Mactavish to guide the prospects, we update you on Eddie Lack, Bill Sweatt, Mike Duco, Steven Reinprecht, Nolan Baumgartner, Kevin Connauton, Mark Mancari and more. The bubble boys, the 2-ways, guys fighting for their cup of coffee in the NHL.

BC boys I would love to see on the Vancouver Canucks

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac weighs in with on British Columbia born hockey players he’d love to see in a Vancouver Canucks uniform one day. It will probably never happen for any of them but its fine to think about it isn’t it? Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jamie Benn, Shea Weber, Milan Lucic, and Evander Kane all make the list.

2012 WHL Western Conference Playoff Preview | Matchups

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NWSB Insider and WHL hockey blogger Richard Hodges tells us Playoff fever has gripped Western Canada and Washington State as the WHL playoffs have officially kicked off in preperation for the ultimate goal of the Memorial Cup.

Western Hockey League weekly notebook | March 15

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NWSB Insider & Western hockey league blogger Aidan Chafe returns to the site today and weighs in with his next WHL season notebook article. He tells us the final week of the 2011-12 WHL season will decide which of the bottom four teams will nab the remaining two.

State of the Royals: Weekly notebook March 13th

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Richard Hodges our man with his pulse on the Victoria sports beat is back with his first edition of the WHL’s Victoria Royals Weekly Notebook and WHL Blog. The March 13th, 2012 edition…

Western Hockey League weekly notebook | March 7

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NWSB Insider & Western hockey league blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his next WHL season notebook article. Like the NHL, the WHL is set to kick off it’s 2012 Playoffs. There are still 2 playoff spots left up for grabs in the West while there are 4 in the East. Who will scoop them up? Richard will tell you. Brendan Shinnimin, and Ty Rattie lead the scoring race.

Milan Lucic and hockey hate: Why Canucks fans have earned a bad reputation

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin Vanstone the Flying-V tells us some sad news out of Vancouver today. In the latest exhibit of hockey-oriented idiocy, this week an individual chose to write obscenities on the Church that Vancouver native and Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley cup hero Milan Lucic and his family call home. Stay classy Vancouver. Would Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin approve of this stupidity?

State of the Giants: Weekly notebook February 13

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Richard Hodges our man with his pulse on the Vancouver sports beat is back with his first edition of the WHL’s Vancouver Giants Weekly Notebook and WHL Blog. The February 13th, 2012 edition…

Vancouver…Get ready for the Kevin Connauton era

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Richard Hodges puts future Vancouver Canucks hopeful defenseman Kevin Cannauton under the spotlight. In 2012 Connauton has shown signs of taking his game to the next level under the watchful eye of Craig MacTavish, an AHL coach with a luxury of NHL experience. It appears Kevin is a kid with that raw skill set, and a highly intelligent and determined player.

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