NWSB Insider and Northwest sports blogger Steve Lee tells us another story in our Moments in time series about the B.C. Lions duo in the booth, Rick Ball, and Giulio Caravatta. With ties to the area for both men, it is only fitting that they ended up working for the hometown football team. Caravatta actually spent some time with the Lions under the dome, while Ball got his start with the WHL and TEAM 1040 am in Vancouver.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck writes about local Vancouver hockey product and current Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane today. Reportedly he’s asked for a trade out of the Peg. The report came courtesy of CTV Regina sports anchor, Julie Stewart-Binks. Mitch says If this rumor of a trade request were true, then Vancouver would be smart to step up and make a bold move in trying to acquire the young sniper.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points to a few reasons why the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat should be the franchise targeted by the Current Vancouver Canucks owners the Aquilini Investment Group. If the Canucks AHL affiliate was in Abbotsford, the recall of players is much speedier for home games and even road games in Western Canada. Good news for Kevin Connauton, Billy Sweatt, and possibly Eddie Lack.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Thursday night over the Winnipeg Jets. It really ruins the “Canucks will miss Cody Hodgson’s scoring” narrative when Sami Pahlsson steps up and scores the game winner. A win for Cory Schneider who has been content to learn from the best and compete for the cup with his team.
NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Andrew Ladd was born in Maple Ridge, BC and has a long history of success. His travels took him through the BCHL, WHL and onto the NHL where he has so far won two Stanley Cups in six seasons. He currently plays for the Winnipeg Jets.
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.