Found January 04, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
Follow me on Twitter for random hockey talk, question and answer sessions, and the odd witty tweet Twitter Buttons The battle for the Northwest Division heats up tonight, as the Vancouver Canucks host the Minnesota Wild. The Canucks are in a bit of a mini slump after dropping their last two games to the Sharks and Kings, but still remain atop the division with 51 points. The clock appears...

Setoguchi, Wellman back in the lineup

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- The Minnesota Wild have seen their share of ups and downs this season along with a substantial amount of injuries but as they get ready pass the halfway point game No. 41 -- of the season they are right where they want to be.Coach Mike Yeo summed it up beautifully after morning skate on Wednesday."I think if you would have asked us back in October if we would...

Setoguchi, Wellman activated from IR

SAINT PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild have lost nine of 10 games but are finally getting back some players from the group whose injuries sent the team into a tailspin. Forwards Devin Setoguchi and Casey Wellman were activated from injured reserve Tuesday. Setoguchi (knee), 25, last played on Dec. 6 and haseight goals and five assists in 28 games. He was acquired from the San Jose...

Canucks re-assign Mark Mancari

Mancari Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have re-assigned right wing Mark Mancari ...

David Booth almost ready to return

Lost in the Canucks recent strong play is the fact a major weapon in David Booth is still out. Booth anxious to return Quote: "It's really frustrating and I wish it didn't happen," said Booth. "I thought I was playing better and now it's a process of getting back there. This was my third day on the ice and I've only been skating...

Scandella tries to improve after being scratched

WEDNESDAY'S STORYLINES: "You are a healthy scratch." Those are words no NHL player wants to hear. Twenty-one year old defenseman Marco Scandella heard those words for the first time this season before Saturday's game vs. Phoenix. The Wild are carrying an abundance of defensemen right now and the young defenseman found himself watching from the press box. The...

Game 42 (PART 1): “Canucks Conversations Josh & Kev Talk Lu & Schnu”

It's always fun when our two insiders sit down for a chat. Two of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers here at NWSB Josh (@vancan19) and Kevin (@flyingVhockey) sat down at their keyboards and discussed who should start in net for the Canucks versus Boston on Saturday. Don't you even dare say this was scripted. Who starts in net? Roberto Luongo or Cory Schneider?

Henrik Sedin 'Tired' of Being Asked About Getting Pushed Around, Says Canucks Are 'Tough as Anyone'

Henrik Sedin has apparently had Twisted Sister on repeat on his iPod lately. The Canucks forward is fed up. He's not necessarily fed up with being pushed around -- as he and his brother Daniel Sedin have become known to accept -- but instead, Henrik is sick and tired of being asked about being pushed around. Los Angeles defenseman Drew Doughty became the latest to rough up the...

Minnesota vs. Vancouver – January 4th | NHL Highlights

Did you miss the Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks game tonight? We’ve got the highlights for you. A pretty dull game played by both, and in the end the Canucks grabbed themselves a 3-0 shutout victory. Roberto Luongo turned aside all 28 shots he faced in his 700th career NHL regular-season game. Daniel Sedin collected a goal and an assist, Alex Burrows and Manny Malhotra also scored.

Game 42 (Part 2): This One’s Personal

Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Saturday GAME OF THE YEAR Vancouver Canucks vs. Boston Bruins matchup preview. 10:00 a.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. We have Tim Thomas and Cory Schneider. NOT Roberto Luongo. It’s still up in the air until Friday who will start for Vancouver. We won't see Aaron Rome laying out Nathan Horton. Rome is out.

Ian Esplen: Canucks Tame Toothless Wild

Follow me on Twitter for random hockey talk, question and answer sessions, and the odd witty tweet Twitter Buttons The clock has all but struck midnight in Minnesota, as the Vancouver Canucks, led by Roberto Luongo and the Sedin Twins defeated them 3-0 on Wednesday night. The Canucks controlled the game from the drop of the puck and the result was never really in doubt. The...

Bruins Fans Anticipating Nathan Horton's Revenge, Brad Marchand-Daniel Sedin Rematch on Saturday

The Bruins host the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday in one of the most anticipated games of the NHL season to this point. A Stanley Cup rematch that very much will feel like Game 8 of the Finals has no shortage of storylines and everyone is hoping to see something special. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is thrilled with the way the B's look right now, so he dared to look ahead...

Returning players not enough as Roberto Luongo shuts out the Wild, in 3-0 road loss

The Winter Classic has steadily become a highly anticipated spectacle for the National Hockey League and a chance to expand the reach of the game to fans that may not normally watch hockey.  There is just something about watching the game played outdoors that takes any of us who played our first hockey on outdoor rinks where we are able to make a connection.  We may not have been...

Canucks' Luongo blanks Wild in his 700th NHL game

Roberto Luongo made 28 saves in his 700th NHL game and led the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night.

Why I like the Sedin Twins, and why you don’t

(Ed. Note: The following was written by a Canucks fan.) I'm consistently amazed by the lengths people will go to dismiss Henrik and Daniel Sedin. In the last two years, both have won an Art Ross trophy and a league MVP, led the Vancouver Canucks to the Presidents' Trophy and taken them to a Stanley Cup Final. Now, for the third straight year, both are at the top of the...
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