ICYMI…Here we go again Vancouver Canucks fans…

This photo sums up Game One between the Sharks and Canucks quite well.

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges is back to give you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Vancouver’s loss to the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of Round 1. He asks Is it puck luck that demands the Canucks need be perfect to score but opponents can score with any half chance? Multiple times in this game Daniel Sedin had a perfect opportunity to shoot the puck and either hesitated or passed off. Roberto Luongo was not the problem.

The Canucks’ 2013 playoff run is anybody’s guess

Canucks Sharks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges takes a look at the form of the Vancouver Canucks as they head into their first round matchup with the San Jose Sharks. The Canucks have just as good a chance as every other team says Richard, but they will need the lucky bounces to go in their favor. A Cup run is unlikely, Richard thinks, but playoff hockey brings the unexpected right to our living rooms.

ICYMI…See y’all later! Thanks for coming out Canucks…not!

Derek Roy - Chris Higgins

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges is back to give you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Vancouver’s loss to the Dallas Stars. Richard points Derek Roy is good. He says he’s not being used exactly right, but so far he’s above Bryan Smolinski on the trade deadline bell curve. He also asks an interesting question. Is it hyperbole to say when Kevin Bieksa comes back the Canucks will never lose? (Probably.)

ICYMI…Possible Canucks first round opponent, the Blues?

Vancouver and St Louis engaged in an all-out bloodbath

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges is back to give you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Vancouver’s loss to the St. Louis Blues. Richard points out Cory Schneider got the start on the second half of back to back nights. Roberto Luongo was the surprise starter on Monday. This was a playoff game, and by rights it should have been settled in 5-on-5 overtime. Quick fact. The Canucks need Derek Roy to anchor a third line.

ICYMI…Canucks take down the Preds

Garrison has been solid for the Canucks so far this season.

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges is back to give you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Vancouver’s win over the Predators. Richard points out we’ve missed you Ryan Kesler. The pivot’s return has revitalized the team and the powerplay as the Canucks are really starting to look like the 2011 version. Need a negative? After a great start to the season, the inconsistency has been slipping back into Kevin Bieksa’s game.

ICYMI…Lu gets a turn, Canucks put out the Flames

Zack Kassian

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges is back to give you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Vancouver’s win over the Calgary Flames. Richard points out Roberto Luongo was the surprise starter thanks to Cory Schneider’s flu, and his first game in a long while was pretty damn good. He also asks if Zack Kassian can flip the switch by the end of the month? The playoffs are right around the corner. He’ll be needed.

ICYMI…Fifth shutout for Schneider, Canucks defeat Coyotes

Kesler goal

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges is back to give you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Vancouver’s win over the Phoenix Coyotes. Richard points out where once a tag team of Alex Burrows and Mason Raymond centred the second line and Jordan Schroeder tried to tread water on the third, the Canucks now boast perhaps their most impressive centre depth in the Mike Gillis era. Enter Derek Roy.

ICYMI…Canucks get their revenge over Oilers

Canucks vs. Oilers April 4

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges is back to give you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Vancouver’s win over the Edmonton Oilers. Richard points out that the power play is still a struggle for the Canucks. On the bright side, Cory Schneider is shutting teams out, making the battle for starting netminder an interesting one. Oh yeah, Zach Kassian finally scored – his first since January!

That’s it, that’s all: The Canucks don’t need a fighter in the lineup

Volpatti fight vs Sharks

NWSB Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin Vanstone AKA The Flying V weighs in today and says The Vancouver Canucks Don’t Need A Fighter. Zack Kassian and Tom Sestito both engaged in fights during Tuesday’s win over the Blues, but what did they accomplish? It’s OK, I’ll wait for an answer says Kev. In the meantime, Canucks fans can only hope Jordan Schroeder and Dale Weise continue to find chemistry on the fourth line.

State of the Canucks: What’s gone wrong? What has to change!

Mike Gillis

NWSB Canucks Insider Bryan McFarlane talks about the current state of the Vancouver hockeyt team and where they stand in relation to the NHL Playoffs. He points out that Alain Vigneault needs to stick to one guy in goal, and he votes Roberto Luongo, but regardless, someone needs to be traded sooner rather than later. Could it be Cory Schneider on the block? This issue seems to keep getting brushed up under the rug, but it’s been the elephant in the room for months.

NWSB Picks: The weekly Vancouver Canucks three stars

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Bryan McFarlane weighs in with his Nucks three stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers from Feb 18th – Feb 25th during the Canucks 2013 campaign. Daniel Sedin, Kevin Bieksa, and Henrik Sedin make Bryan’s list. Bieksa netted 2 goals this week while the Sedins combined for 4 goals and 7 assists.

NWSB Picks: The weekly Vancouver Canucks three stars

I bet the Sedins to a bit of celebrating tonight against the Oilers.

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Bryan McFarlane weighs in with his Nucks three stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers from Feb 11th – Feb 18th during the Canucks 2013 campaign. Daniel Sedin, Ryan Kesler, and Henrik Sedin make Bryan’s list. Kesler delighted fans this past week as he finally returned to the lineup and looks ready to help push Vancouver into the playoffs.