NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Mitch Dyck breaks down the rivalry between Van City and the San Jose Sharks. Mitch says imagine this. The Canucks go up 6-0 (yeah, right) and during the intermission coach John Tortorella tells Roberto Luongo to let Joe Thornton score 4 so they can see what he does. The Canucks and Sharks are looking a lot more like enemies than friends.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us Thursday’s things to look out for in the Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks matchup. Van City just can’t figure this Sharks club out. Except in one area. Despite dominating Vancouver during their first two meetings this season the San Jose Sharks have yet to score a power play goal against the stingy Canucks. Roberto Luongo will need to be one of Vancouver’s best players tonight.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Ben Lypka weighs in with his CHUMPS for the game 1 loss by Van City to San Jose on Thursday night. The Canucks fell 4-1 behind some solid goaltending by Roberto Luongo. Who was bad? Jannik Hansen. Recently signed a four year contract extension worth $10 million and he certainly played like a man who just got paid. Also Ryan Kesler took a pair of penalties and was a -2 on the night.
NWSB Playoffs Gambling insider Dave B previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks game on Tuesday night. His headline: One Last Chance. The goal scoring issues are well documented and although Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin each recorded an assist in the last game, they have been all but non-existent so far this series. Mason Raymond, Chris Higgins and Jannik Hansen are pointless thus far in the three games and Derek Roy, despite getting some shot isn`t producing at the rate most expected when he was acquired at the deadline.
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 3 of Round 1. He says that, on the positive side, that the series isn’t as bad as it looks, the weather is great, and the Canucks will move on. However, he does address the fact that the Canucks are once again failing to get anything going, lacking a dominant goalkeeper, and just struggling in the playoffs.
Richard Hodges previews the San Jose Sharks vs Vancouver Canucks May 3rd matchup. Richard says the goaltending saga continues as Roberto Luongo starts again and is preparing like he’ll start them all. There’s still no word on Cory Schneider’s condition in the most bizarre twist of this year-long soap opera. The Canucks meanwhile will load up Derek Roy and Ryan Kesler on the second line with Chris Higgins in an attempt to find some scoring punch.
NWSB Playoffs Gambling insider Dave B previews the San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks game Wednesday night. His headline: Canucks Begin Cup Quest Wednesday Night. Offensively the Canucks generated just 2.54 goals per game this year – a far cry from the teams we’ve seen the last few years. Cory Schneider should return to the lineup for Game 1 and he will be crucial after Roberto Luongo melted down in his last two starts.
Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks April 1st matchup. Richard says injuries are mounting for Van City. Add Mason Raymond to a list that includes Dale Weise and Keith Ballard. Kevin Bieksa didn’t take the morning skate either but there’s no word yet on him not playing. The Sharks open a four game homestand at HP Pavilion tonight where they’re 11-1-4. Also for the Sharks, Jason Demers didn’t play Saturday and will be a game-day decision.
NWSB Betting insider Dave B has his free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks Monday night matchup. The Canucks are -110 road dogs. Dave says nobody can like the way Vancouver is playing at the moment. Their six game win streak was far-from-dominant! The Sharks are money at home this year. Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows looked good Thursday night, can they show up again tonight.
Did you miss the Vancouver Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes? NWSB Insider and Whitecaps blogger C-Mac tells us San Jose’s patience paid off as they absorbed the pressure then countered late on for a convincing 3-1 win over Van City. The roof caved in when Chris Wondolowski slipped past a woefully out of place Jay DeMerit.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night. It was a playoff atmosphere at the Shark Tank which meant that Ryan Kesler was in his element. This was Kevin Bieksa’s type of game too. Antti Niemi was shaky on Henrik Sedin’s opening wrap around goal but made it up for it later on…
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks game Wednesday night from HP Pavillion Arena? We’ve got the highlights for you. A nice 3-2 overtime Vancouver win. Andrew Ebbett scored at 3:23 of overtime as Vancouver began their three-game road trip with a 3-2 triumph. San Jose has lost seven of its last eight meetings with Vancouver and five of six at home against the Canucks.