This site is dedicated to coverage of the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League.
The editor-in-chief of Vancouverhockeyinsider.com is Rob Simpson. A long time play-by-play man who’s also talked about the NHL on television and radio as a reporter on multiple national and regional networks in both Canada and the United States, “Simmer” now writes about the club and the league on a daily basis. Among other things, his journalistic efforts have resulted in the publication of four books on the sport of hockey and the NHL.
Follow ’Simmer’ on Twitter: @simmerpuck
Who Are The Real Insiders?
Eventually, readers of Vancouver Hockey Insider will have the opportunity to receive bonus coverage and ad-free stories accessible only to subscribers. Simmer is plugged into power brokers around the National Hockey League and possesses unique friendships and relationships with movers and shakers from all walks of NHL life.
A former resident of the Sunshine Coast, Simmer wrote approximately 800 stories about the Vancouver Canucks in 2021-’22 and broke a handful of exclusive items.
Hockey Life Experience
Just a few examples: Simmer was at Madison Square Garden for the first New York Rangers game after 9/11, he was on the ice, thirty feet from Sidney Crosby when the Pittsburgh Penguins captain was handed the Stanley Cup for the first time, and has traveled the world documenting and commentating on hockey life in multiple countries.
Simpson was a teenager when he first started covering the National Hockey League in the 1980’s. He still has the sound from the first game he attended as a media member between the Detroit Red Wings and Vancouver Canucks. His efforts range from writing the biography of Hockey Hall of Fame inductee and former NHL linesman Ray “Scampy” Scapinello, to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa with Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara.
Fans should also look forward to content from other local contributors.