Canucks & BC hockey fans…You have to feel happy for Willie Mitchell

Willie Mitchell

NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks hockey writer C-Mac tells us why we should feel good for Willie Mitchell the Vancouver Island BC born hockey player who this week won himself a Stanley Cup. He lists five reasons why Canucks fans can still celebrate Mitchell’s legacy. In hindsight that parting of the ways worked well, between Mitchell and the Canucks, at least for Willie anyways.

The Coach – Vancouver Canucks Alain Vigneault in the spotlight

Alain Vigneault

Canucks blogger Steve Lee brings us a good piece on the Vancouver Canucks today. Head Coach Alain Vigneault is under the spotlight for the Canucks. As the Canucks all time winning coach with a 287-155-50 record, Alain Vigneault has brought the team more success in his six year tenure than any coach prior to 2006.

Vancouver Canucks 2011/12 final season player grades

Chris Higgins Hand Injury

After 82 games the Vancouver Canucks GM Gillis has made his move and the team has the time and motivation to utilize the gifts he has given them. We are about to embark on another heck of a ride in the 2012 Stanley Cup run. Alain Vigneault has done this team an immense favour with his constant tinkering over the latter part of the season. Chris Higgins has become the solution to line solidarity. The Sedins are ready. Lets go win a cup.

Reasons I have a Love / Hate relationship with Canucks Alain Vigneault

Alain Vigneault

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger the Flying V Kevin Vanstone has a love and hate relationship with Canucks coach Alain Vigneault. Love him or hate him, Vigneault has another opportunity to lead the Canucks to victory in the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs, and fans will debate these decisions with extra scrutiny for the weeks to come.

“New Kid On The Ice” – Vancouver Canucks Zack Kassian in the spotlight

Zack Kassian

Canucks blogger Steve Lee brings us a good piece on the Vancouver Canucks today. Zack Kassian is under the spotlight for the Canucks. Many fans will argue that Cody Hodgson had nowhere to go in the Canucks current lineup as he would be playing behind Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler as a third line centre. Zack Kassian, the thirteenth overall pick in 2009, unfortunately takes over the role of a young fan favorite.

Vancouver Canucks 3/4 season player grades

Roberto Luongo

After 60+ games the Vancouver Canucks GM Gillis has made his move and the team has the time and motivation to utilize the gifts he has given them. We are about to embark on another heck of a ride down the stretch run. Vancouver has begun to truly assert itself as a difficult team to break down. Roberto Luongo, Daniel Sedin, Ryan Kesler, David Booth, and Sami Salo are on top of their games.

The “Juice”: Vancouver Canucks Kevin Bieksa in the spotlight

Kevin Bieksa

Canucks blogger Steve Lee brings us a good piece on the Vancouver Canucks today. Kevin Bieksa is under the spotlight for the Canucks. Currently sitting in a scoring funk since the turn of the year, with only one goal since the Canucks New Years Eve tilt against the LA Kings, Bieksa pocketed a pair of goals during the Canucks back to back weekend.

Giver + Receiver: Vancouver Canucks David Booth under the spotlight

David Booth

Canucks blogger Steve Lee brings us a good piece on the Vancouver Canucks today. David Booth is under the spotlight for the Canucks. Teaming up for goals in five of the last nine games, it looks like Booth and the AmEx line has finally started to pay dividends for the Canucks. In hindsight, maybe the month off served Booth and the Canucks well.

Vancouver Canucks Mid Season Player Grades

Kevin Bieksa

After 43 games the Vancouver Canucks the Vancouver Canucks have continued to solidify their excellent form, leaving their mediocre start as an increasingly distant memory. Henrik Sedin’s production remains superb. Dan Hamhuis ruled the roost a few weeks back, but Kevin Bieksa has been in the form of his life since then. Daniel Sedin holds serve with his top five league wide place in scoring.

Staph Man: Vancouver Canucks Chris Higgins Under The Spotlight

Christopher Higgins

Canucks blogger Steve Lee brings us a good piece on the Vancouver Canucks today. Chris Higgins is under the spotlight for the Canucks. Today, the spotlight shines on Chris Higgins. With Mason Raymond’s healthy return from his playoff back injury and David Booth currently on the injured list with a wonky MCL, the chances of the AmEx line with Ryan Kesler on the backburner.

Moments In Time: The Best Vancouver Canucks GMs

Pat Quinn Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac dips into the Moments In Time series at NWSB for his next blog post about the Vancouver Canucks Best General Managers in team history. He ranks them from 5 thru 1. Bud Poile, Pat Quinn, Mike Gillis, Brian Burke all make the list. Would you make any changes to this list? Who would you add?

Love To Hate: Vancouver Canucks Alex Burrows under the spotlight

Alex Burrows

Canucks blogger Steve Lee brings us a good piece on the Vancouver Canucks today. Alex Burrows is under the spotlight for the Canucks. Although Burrows failed to net a regulation point, he was one of the three shooters sent out by Alain Vigneault to grab the extra point, proving that the bench boss had faith in the left winger.

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