ST PAUL, MN - MARCH 19: Stephane Veilleux #19 of the Minnesota Wild misses a check to Marc-Andre Gragnani #5 of the Vancouver Canucks during the second period on March 19, 2012 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Canucks 2-0. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Whether you're feeling the effects of watching a game against the Minnesota Wild, 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 Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
Vancouver Canucks News & Notes
Last night's ugly loss by the numbers (hint: it was ugly). This post is also twice as entertaining as the game itself. | CanucksArmy
Reviewing and previewing the week ahead in Canucks hockey. | CHB
The Legion looks like it's in full-on playoff mode already, and is taking to heart some lessons learned last year. | LoB
Henrik Sedin, Ryan Kesler and the entire Canucks organization have vocalized their support of Patrick Burke's You Can Play initiative. This is fantastic to see. Young people idolize their hockey heroes, and this just might be the extra push some people need in order to gain the confidence to come out. | CanucksArmy
NHL News & Notes
Another chapter in the Battle of the Hudson: a scrap just 3 seconds into the game. Note the only time Pierre McGuire chimes in is to mention how good a shape these guys are in.
More on beatings: the Leafs lost 8-0 in that game. They are a dreadful mess. | NHL