Whether you're feeling the effects of a big win and the celebration that followed, or you're just crushing as much caffeine as you can to make it through the day, everyone needs a good buzz in the morning. Here are your links, images, bad Photoshops, out-of-context quotes and wild generalities for Monday, March 12, 2012.
Vancouver Canucks News & Notes
Gord McIntyre with three things to ponder after the loss to the Habs, including a funny quip from Hank and a befuddled Alain Vigneault wondering where Alex Edler is. [The White Towel]
Smug Nation is the new kid in town as far as Canucks blogs go, but it's a good one. In this post, Brian Beitz breaks down how different Canucks players can break out of their current slumps, Hollywood-style. [Smug Nation]
NHL GMs met over the weekend to discuss a litany of topics. What's on Mike Gillis' mind? [Vancouver Sun]
Today in Canucks History
[March 12, 2002] Artem Chubarov becomes the first player in NHL history to have his first four career goals all be game-winners. Nine players previously held the record with three game-winners to begin a career.
NHL News & Notes
As of this writing, the San Jose Sharks are 11th in the West. Raise your hand if you predicted that's where they'd be on March 12th. Granted, they're only 3 points back of 7th and have a couple games in hand on most of the teams ahead of them.
While we're posting videos, how about Claude Giroux's shootout winner against the Leafs on Saturday? I want to be friends with it.
One of the more interesting topics being discussed by GMs over the weekend is that of "salary sharing" — the option for other teams to help lessen the burden of a bad contract to make for more trades. [Puck Daddy]
The greatest goalie of all-time recorded his 650th career win last night. [PHT]
Today in NHL History
[March 12, 1972] NHL great Gordie Howe retires after 26 seasons.