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Canucks vs. Dallas Stars betting odds & handicapping preview – March 22nd

Betting Man? Canucks hope to turn it around against Dallas The Vancouver Canucks showed up on Wednesday night against Chicago – that’s for sure but the one goal they managed to score 27 seconds into the game wasn’t enough as they lost their second straight game and their fourth in the last five. Vancouver Canucks (43-21-9) at Dallas (40-28-5) When: 8:30 PM ET, Thursday, March...
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March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Reasons to like Eric Wedge’s 2012 Seattle Mariners rotation

IwaWHOma? As the Seattle Mariners get closer to the start of the regular season, manager Eric Wedge and the rest of his coaching staff have a lot of decisions to be made in regards to the finalization of the 25-man roster. Of the many difficult decisions, the 5-man rotation was made public around 3:30pm Seattle time. Wedge announced his rotation, which will open up in Japan and ultimately...
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March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners 2012 outfield battle rages on as team heads for Japan

Wedge facing difficult decisions When the Seattle Mariners started spring training the outfield looked to be well set for opening day as Mike Carp, who at one time was going to be the first baseman of the future, was announced to be the starting left fielder. Ichiro Suzuki, despite losing his gold glove status and dressing like the Japanese version of Lady GaGa, would again be in...
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March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Elliot Williams is OUT for the season

Elliot Williams will undergo surgery on his injured left shoulder, he told reporters last night (including Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com). The surgery will sideline the 21-year-old guard for the remainder of the season. In 24 games this year Elliot Williams averaged 3.7 points on 50% shooting in 6.2 minutes per contest. The Blazers drafted Williams 22nd overall pick in 2010, saw his...
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March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners announced their 30-man travel roster for Japan

The Mariners announced their 30-man travel roster heading to Japan this morning. All players on the 30-man roster will be eligible to play in the two exhibition games vs. the Hanshin Tigers (March 25) and Yomiuri Giants (March 26). The Mariners will then set a 28-man roster prior to the Japan Opening Series games vs. the A’s (March 28 & 29). The Mariners also announced...
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March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Geroy Simon back in 2012

From the BC Lions website. The BC Lions Football Club announced this morning that slotback Geroy Simon has signed a contract extension with the team. Quote: “Geroy continues to put up big numbers and is on the verge of becoming the CFL’s all-time leader in reception yardage,” said VP of football operations and GM Wally Buono. “His durability, work...
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March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Canucks Daniel Sedin out tonight versus Dallas

First reported by Pro Hockey talk on the NBC Network. Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin will NOT play tonight versus the Dallas Stars in western conference action. Sedin was injured during Wednesday's matchup versus the Chicago Blackhawks after he was elbowed in the head by Duncan Keith in the first period. Keith, who received a minor penalty for the hit, is expected...
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March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Daniel Sedin sent home

As both Bob McKenzie and Dan Murphy have tweeted this morning, Daniel Sedin was sent home by the Vancouver Canucks for further evaluation following the elbow to the head he took from Duncan Keith last night in Chicago.
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March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Game 74 Canucks Vs. Stars: They’ll Be Comin’ Round The Corner When they Come

They’ll Need to be Bigger in Texas As the debate shall inevitably roll on until Brendan Shanahan lays down a verdict, the fact remains that the Vancouver Canucks have a plane to catch and a game to play Thursday night in Dallas, Texas. For you aviation buffs out there, that’s a voyage of just under 1000 miles and 2.5-3 hours. Let’s be honest here, the Canucks just lost their...
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March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Vancouver vs. Chicago – March 21st | NHL Highlights

Canucks vs Blackhawks Game Recap Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks Wednesay night on TSN? BOXSCORE | Q’s POST GAME RECAP We’ve got the highlights for you. Canucks vs. Blackhawks highlights courtesy NHL.com.   CLICK HERE CHECK OUT THE CANUCKS CLUBHOUSE TODAY AT NWSB! © NWSports "Q" for North West Sports Beat, 2012. | Permalink | No comment...
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March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Canucks and Blackhawks Create Madness on Madison

Good, but Not Good Enough The Canucks and Blackhawks went to war in a classic match up between bitter rivals Wednesday that witnessed a star fall before Andrew Shaw shocked furious Canucks fans with the 2-1 overtime winner. Duncan Keith caught Daniel Sedin with a dangerous elbow during the first period, knocking Sedin out of the game with a suspected concussion. The Hat Trick Hansen’s...
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March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks: beware the slides of March

Slip slidin away… It seems quaint, but back in Febraury the Canucks were taking heat for winning a majority of their games, but needing overtime or the shootout to get the job done. How little we appreciated what we had. This March the Canucks have answered those complaints by losing resoundingly in regulation time over and over. If February was a streak-slump, this is the slump...
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March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

TSN Canucks vs Blackhawks in game thread

Lets get it on Chicago!
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks sign former Chicago Bears lineman Frank Omiyale

First reported by KJR Radio's Curtis Crabtree the Seattle Seahawks today announced they have agreed to terms with free agent offensive lineman Frank Omiyale formerly of the Chicago Bears. He was drafted by the Falcons in the 5th round of the 2005 NFL draft from Tennessee Tech. He's a 6'4" 315lb lineman. He appeared in 1 game over 2 seasons with the Falcons before...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Blazers awarded FW JJ Hickson from waivers

PER Sam Amick a writer for SI.com, and NBAConfidential.com today we've learned a source says Portland has been awarded forward JJ Hickson from waivers. Golden State misses out. League sources are saying Portland will waive Mehmet Okur to make room on roster. Team source says the Blazers are hopeful Hickson will be able to join team tomorrow. Hickson is in the final year...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Northwest Coach Profiles: Roger Neilson

Canucks Hockey: Roger Neilson Name: Roger Paul Neilson Born: June 16, 1934 Place Of Birth: Toronto, Ontario Died: June 21, 2003 (aged 69) NHL Head coach: Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Florida Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa Senators in 2002. ‘Captain Video’ as he would one day come to be known was born...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Northwest Coach Profiles: Kaleb Canales

NBA Head Coach: Kaleb Canales Name: Kaleb Canales Born: July 7, 1978 Birthplace: Laredo, Texas College: University of Texas-Arlington Coaching Experience: Assistant Coach, Portland Trail Blazers, 2009-2012 Interim Head Coach, Portland Trail Blazers, 2012 “Exudes Positivity and Commitment” Before his first game as the interim head coach at the United Center in Chicago, 33 year...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

The NIT: Oregon Ducks vs. Washington Huskies love ‘em & hate ‘em

Final Four! The Washington Huskies are in the Final Four! Not the one everybody hoped for, though. After becoming the first “Power Conference” school to win the regular season title and NOT make the NCAA tourney, the Dawgs came out gunning after their hangover performance against Texas-Arlington. After a satisfying win against Northwestern, the Huskies were going to get another...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

State Of The Trailblazers: Weekly Notebook | Coach Search March 21st

Blazers All Access Coaching Search No offense to Kaleb Canales, the video intern turned head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, but when news that the pink slip had been handed to Nate McMillan, one would have thought that the team may have had something…anything, in mind rather than what seemed at the time to be similar to that of throwing a dart and running with the person...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Youth Movement in Seattle – Mariners release Kuo, Camp and Jimenez

Getting Younger! Mariners roster cuts show a commitment to the youth movement. The Mariners will be leaving the Peoria complex on Thursday the 22nd with 30 players in tow for the opening series in Japan against the A’s. The Mariners currently have 38 men in camp after cutting Cesar Jimenez, Hong-Chih Kuo and Shawn Camp. Only 25 men can be on the roster for Seattle for the two...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners announce their 5 man pitching rotation

PER Greg Johns blog over at MLBlogs.com today we've learned that skipper Eric Wedge has announced his starting rotation. The final rotation. Wedge said his five-man rotation will be Felix Hernandez, Jason Vargas, Hector Noesi, Blake Beavan and Kevin Millwood. Wedge said Noesi will start the first exhibition game in Japan on Monday, with Iwakuma starting the second game. Hernandez...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Top ten signs that your Canucks paranoia is finally getting to you

Push the button! Vancouver Canucks fans it IS time to panic! Over the past few weeks, the dissatisfaction with this (still SECOND PLACED TEAM!) has reached epidemic proportions. Never mind the fact that so many teams (each of the past five champions by the way) has gone through similar poor spells late in the season. You know for sure that Alain Vigneault and Mike Gillis have lost...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Ducks and Spartans Complete Football Agreement

PER GoDucks.com. The University of Oregon and Michigan State have agreed in principal to a home-and-home football series between the two schools which would commence in Eugene in 2014. The Ducks would return the visit to East Lansing, Mich., during the 2015 season. The two football programs engaged in a similar series in the late 1990s, with Oregon winning in Autzen Stadium...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

UW advances to NIT Final 4

The Washington Huskies Mens basketball team last night exacted a measure of revenge on their neighbors to the south the Oregon Ducks. Washington came out firing early and jumped to a 12-6 lead, which ignited the crowd, and led 46-42 at halftime. In the end Washington topped their to the south state rival 90-86, will face either Minnesota or Middle Tennessee State on March...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Canucks sign Joe Cannata

OFFICIAL Press Release from the Vancouver Canucks this AM. Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed goaltender Joe Cannata. Cannata, 22, appeared in 36 games for Merrimack College in 2011.12, posting a record of 17-12-7, goals against average of 2.18 and was named Hockey East Defense Player...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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