NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks hockey blogger Richard Hodges gives us his top 5 fearless predictions for the 2012 Vancouver Canucks hockey team. (The Lockout edition) It will be a tougher division but if the Canucks don’t finish on top the wounds will be probably be self-inflicted rather than from a burgeoning rival. How is the center depth? Manny Malhotra, Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler enough? Richard says no.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger is back from camping in the Strathcona Park wilderness and reports on the BIG news today out of Vancouver that the Canucks have locked up 26 year old netminder Cory Schneider to a 3-year $12 million dollar contract. Seems like one more final nail in the coffin for Roberto Luongo’s stay in Vancouver. A well deserved raise for Schneidz.
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.
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?
Vancouver Canucks blogger points out Cory Schneider will get the start on Saturday for the Canucks vs. the Bruins. He also tells us that rest assured Gillis and AV will have most definitely consulted with one another on the many implications of this game, and the use of Schneids as a starter. Still a great deal of Canuck fans see this game as a symbolic chance for revenge.
C-Mac is back and better than ever with his Vancouver Canucks player profile on Mikael Samuelsson. There have been a multitude of Swedes over the years that have played for the Vancouver Canucks. So many players have come to the West Coast from the land of Vikings, that the Canucks dressing room should really be re-christened as ‘Little Stockholm’.
One of the nice surprises at Vancouver Canucks training camp this year has been the play of 2009 first round pick Jordan Schroeder. BC Sports beat writer Richard Hodges points out the secret to Schroeder’s turnaround? Intense offseason training with fellow American and friend Zach Parise.