The Vancouver Canucks find themselves in a must win situation Sunday night as they really do not want to go down three games to none. It is not an option if they plan to move on in these playoffs. Who do they turn to to beat the Los Angeles Kings? Roberto Luongo? Ryan Kesler? Chris Higgins? Nope; it’s the Boston Bruins. Believe baby, that’s all us fans need to do.
Josh Hall, our Vancouver Canucks Insider thinks the team needs to chat with their moms prior to game two and review lessons taught growing up. Ryan Kesler, the refs have tabs on your every dive. Zack Kassian and Byron Bitz you were just careless. The Los Angeles Kings on the other hand did everything right Wednesday and now look to take a two to nothing series lead back to LA on Sunday.
It’s Christmas eve in every hockey fan’s home as the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs are set to begin Wednesday. Here in Vancouver, we just want a Cup. Vancouver Canucks have a lot to be excited about going into their first round matchup with the Los Angeles Kings but in Game 1, one of our Canucks insiders Josh Hall tells us it’s especially key to set the tone early…or else. Roberto Luongo your under the microscope.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks hockey gambling blogger Dave B is back with his 2012 NHL Playoff 7 game series previews – predictions, and betting lines for the #8 Los Angeles Kings vs. #1 Vancouver Canucks. The 7 game series opens on Wednesday night. Dave analyzes the odds and gives a free Series prediction for the 2012 first round. Chris Higgins, Max Lapierre, Jannik Hansen and David Booth will be keys in this series.
Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall is basically writing this game off as a a victory since the Calgary Flames have sputtered to irrelevance at the end of this regular season. Can Jarome Iginla catch the Canucks off guard in hat may be his final game against Vancouver as a Flame? If the New York Rangers lose to the Pittsburgh Penguins, can the Canucks capitalize?
It should be a cakewalk says Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall. With the Calgary Flames all but out of playoff contention, do they have the energy to spoil Vancouver’s chase for the Western crown? Can Henrik Sedin follow up a 3 Assist night vs. Dallas with something better? Will Roberto Luongo be ready to go come puck drop after sitting out with a sore neck Friday?
Is it just me or are the Vancouver Canucks winning but still not getting any credit? Yes, it’s been four in a row now and NWSB Insider Josh Hall says it’s about time we trust the Captain Henrik Sedin. Who will start against the Dallas Stars Friday? Should it be Cory Schneider? He’s the only one to beat them in three tries. Bah humbug to all you bandwagoners. Shame on you.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us from Bandwagon fans, and Hockey Night in Canada’s Jim Hughson, to Vancouver Canucks fan beer consumption, the dreaded overtime, and the juicy first round matchups are things to look forward to for BC and Vancouver hockey fans ready for the 2012 NHL playoffs to being.
NWSB Insider & Western hockey league blogger Aidan Chafe returns to the site today and weighs in with his predictions for the Western Conference opening round playoff series. Who will be upset and who will take the next step towards a berth in the Memorial Cup tournament?
NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Richard Hodges tells us the Canucks may have the division and the number two seed locked up but St Louis could be a very very frightening team to face in the West finals, 7-2-1 in their last 10, and would you not want to at least take a shot at wrestling home ice advantage?
NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Richard Hodges breaks it down harder than MC Hammer in his take on who scares the Canucks the most in the Northwest Division. While the Calgary Flames are pressing for a 2012 Playoff Spot, is what they really have to look forward to a promising younf European prospect? How about the Colorado Avalanche or the Minnesota Wild? Richard has the Edmonton Oilers as the front runner for taking down the Canucks in the future.
NWSB Insider Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks writers runs down the main story-lines heading into the Canucks first matchup with the Winnipeg Jets since February 1996. When and where will Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin bump their frustrating slumps? How will hometown heroes Evander Kane and Andrew Ladd perform for the hopefully playoff bound Jets? A rivalry is renewed Thursday night.