Nolan Kelly Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/8322 en Canucks post-mortem week: the defencemen http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/05/09/canucks-post-mortem-week-defencemen Can Alex Edler step up and become an elite NHL defenceman?<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/05/09/canucks-post-mortem-week-defencemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Couple Sports Alex Edler Canucks Mike Gillis ryan murray ryan suter Shea Weber Stanley Cup Thu, 10 May 2012 00:46:00 +0000 Nolan Kelly 11658 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Canucks analysis: a history of the Mike Gillis era http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/05/08/canucks-analysis-history-mike-gillis-era After a look back, it's surprising how many mistakes Mike Gillis, the reigning GM of the year, has made for the Canucks. Sports Couple Sports Alain Vigneault extension Mike Gillis presidents trophy Roberto Luongo sedin twins Stanley Cup Vancouver Canucks Wed, 09 May 2012 00:33:00 +0000 Nolan Kelly 11644 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Roberto Luongo: to deal or not to deal http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/05/01/roberto-luongo-deal-or-not-deal Picking up Luongo is like buying gold bars: he is the safest goaltending commodity on the market in years. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/05/01/roberto-luongo-deal-or-not-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Couple Canucks Canucks Cory Schneider Mike Gillis NHL Roberto Luongo Trade Vancouver Wed, 02 May 2012 06:19:00 +0000 Nolan Kelly 11583 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Canucks post-mortem week http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/30/canucks-post-mortem-week Mike Gillis faces his most difficult offseason yet, as GM of the Vancouver Canucks.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/30/canucks-post-mortem-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Couple Sports Canucks gillis la kings Luongo offseason Playoffs Trade Tue, 01 May 2012 03:33:00 +0000 Calyn Shaw 11569 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com I love Jackie Robinson http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sports/2012/04/15/i-love-jackie-robinson Jackie Robinson broke the colour barrier in Major League baseball 65 years ago today. Nolan Kelly gives a passionate tribute to one of the greatest baseball players in history.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sports/2012/04/15/i-love-jackie-robinson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports 42 African American brooklyn colour barrier dodgers jackie robinson jackie robinson day MLB baseball racial barriers Mon, 16 Apr 2012 03:00:00 +0000 Nolan Kelly 11426 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Shea Weber gets slap on wrist from Brendan Shanahan http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/12/shea-weber-gets-slap-wrist Nashville defenseman Shea Weber grabbed Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg’s head and smashed it into the end boards with extreme force. He gets off with a $2,500 fine. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/12/shea-weber-gets-slap-wrist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Couple Sports brendan shanahan bryon bitz detroit red wings Henrik Zetterberg Nashville Predators NHL Playoffs Shea Weber Stanley Cup Vancouver Canucks Fri, 13 Apr 2012 04:57:00 +0000 Nolan Kelly 11397 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com NHL playoff preview http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/11/nhl-playoff-preview We’ve all been waiting 10 months for the NHL playoffs. The real season begins tonight. Without further adieu, our first round playoff predictions. Nolan takes the Western Conference, Calyn takes the...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/11/nhl-playoff-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Couple Sports eastern conference hockey fantasy hockey playoffs la kings NHL Playoffs poo predictions Stanley Cup Vancouver Canucks western conference Thu, 12 Apr 2012 04:55:00 +0000 Calyn Shaw 11387 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Whitecaps weekly update http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/04/whitecaps-weekly-update Forward Eric Hassli is expected to return to the Whitecaps lineup as they travel to San Jose to face the Earthquakes.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/04/whitecaps-weekly-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Couple Sports atiba harris camillo earthquakes Eric Hassli martin rennie mls San Jose Whitecaps wondolowski Thu, 05 Apr 2012 02:14:00 +0000 Calyn Shaw 11328 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Canucks 2011-2012: better or worse than last season? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/02/canucks-2011-2012-better-or-worse-last-season Do the Vancouver Canucks have what it takes to make it to the Stanley Cup finals again? The Sports Couple gives their reasons why they're a changed team from last season. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/02/canucks-2011-2012-better-or-worse-last-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Couple Sports Alain Vigneault Canucks chris higgins Henrik Sedin NHL Playoffs sami Pahlsson sedin twins Stanley Cup Vancouver Hockey western conference Tue, 03 Apr 2012 00:29:00 +0000 Calyn Shaw 11300 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Sports Couple's March Madness picks http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/03/14/sports-couples-march-madness-picks In case you missed part one of our March Madness preview, "How to win YOUR pool", check it out&nbsp;here. Today the Sports Couple talks picks for the 2012 tournament. Without further ado, our upsets...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/03/14/sports-couples-march-madness-picks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Couple Sports bracket elite eight fab melo favorite final four kentucky MSU ohio state prediction sleeper syracuse tom izzo upset Thu, 15 Mar 2012 05:19:00 +0000 Nolan Kelly 11100 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com