NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges takes the opportunity to introduce Canucks fans to Marc-Andre Gragnani. The defenseman acquired in the Cody Hodgson deal with Buffalo. His defensive game is rather limited but at 24, Gragnani only has 61 NHL regular season games under his belt, 46 of them this year where he has a respectable 16 points.
Hosh Jall, our Vancouver Canucks insider finally has things straightened out since Zack Kassian recorded two points against Buffalo. When things are going the right way and not reversed, JOSH says that Roberto Luongo and Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars would make for a very interesting goaltending 1st round matchup. Also, what’s this noise about Josh and gelatin? Ryan Kesler loves it…or the Sedins are made of it?
NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider usual preview isn’t so usual this time. With the trade for Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani from the Buffalo Sabres and of Cody Hodgson’s return Saturday night on Hockey Night In Canada, Josh delves into the most controversial topic in Vancouver Canucks nation as we speak. What was Mike Gillis thinking is what Josh asks. What can you do to show your disdain towards the trade?
NWSB Vancouver Canucks inside Josh Hall delves into the home stand starter versus the St. Louis Blues. Can Zack Kassian be all he’s cracked up to be? How about the Honey Badger Jannik Hansen; does he care? What impact will Cory Schneider have on the end of the regular season? Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-check it out!
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Saturday Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames matchup preview. 10 p.m. ET, on CBC. Hockey Day in Canada. Vancouver has prevailed in two of three meetings this season. The Flames Olli Jokinen has five goals and three assists during a five-game points streak. Roberto Luongo will be in net for Vancouver.
Josh Hall recently had a NWSB exclusive twitterview with Chicago Wolves goaltender Eddlie Lack. As of February 10th, 2012, Lack has a 2011-12 record of 12-11-5 in a starting role ahead of Matt Climie. He has played in 27 of 47 games this season leading the Wolves to 5th spot in the Western Conference. Eddie very recently set up a twitter account, the next step could be him in Vancouver Canucks uniform.
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Tuesday Vancouver Canucks vs. Nashville Predators matchup preview. Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. Some Ryan Kesler magic would be nice. It was in Nashville that Kesler split the D and scored arguably the goal of the playoffs. Yes we’ll take that with some popcorn please.
Vancouver Canucks hockey blogger C-Mac tells us with the 2012 NHL all star game coming up in Ottawa this weekend for the brothers Sedin, there is not much of a gain in showing up in Ottawa. Going back to the 2010 Olympics, and the 2011 NHL playoff run, Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin have played an awful lot of hockey. Alex Edler and Cody Hodgson also make the trip.
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Satuday San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks matchup preview. 7:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. The Canucks haven’t been playing the best hockey of the 2011/12 season but there have been some exceptional performances from the likes of Roberto Luongo and Cody Hodgson. Joe Thornton and the Sharks visit Rogers Arena on Saturday night.
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Monday San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks matchup preview. 7:30 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. If you call yourself a fan and aren’t excited about how this rivalry has flourished, then you are crazy. Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin secured at least one point in all but three games in December. Roberto Luongo should start.
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Saturday Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings matchup preview. 7:30 p.m. PT, on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada. Roberto Luongo will probably get the start after Cory Schneider started against Anaheim. Ryan Kesler is clicking and Kevin Bieksa is drinkin’ a lot of milk apparently.