Morning Buzz: Debating Schneider and Luongo; Caps and Devils even things up; Coyotes take stranglehold

Ah, Cory Schneider. So young. So carefree. So thirsty. [Taken from Smug Nation, which took it from The Province]

Game 5 feels about a thousand years away. Luckily, multiple days off means sports writers with a lot of time on their hands, which means a lot of links for your perusal. Have at it!


Vancouver Canucks News & Notes

Daniel Sedin was Mr. Chatty Kathy yesterday, holding a 13-minute presser with reporters. I don't think he's feeling any symptoms anymore. | VS

Tyler Drowe throws around some theories on what playing Cory Schneider right now means to Alain Vigneault and Mike Gillis. | Smug Nation

Rick Bowness says the decision to sit Luongo was one of the most difficult Alain Vigneault has ever had to make. | TSN

Spitballin' on Chris Tanev's glove, the creepiest Sedin video ever, and Luongo's future. | PITB

Cam Charron asks "what's the deal with Mason Raymond?" Give it a read if you're in the mood for a heavy dose of Charronalytics. | CanucksArmy

Raymond skated with the extras in practise yesterday, indicating that a roster change may be in the cards for Game 5. I'm not surprised; his play on Kopitar the other night was the most bone-headed gaffe I've seen in years, and I watch Kevin Bieksa a lot! | The Province

Gord McIntyre with a quick — and I do mean quick — hat trick of Canucks thoughts. | The White Towel

Watch Dustin Brown get "Henriked"; a feeble mix between a backhand slap and an elbow to the head. | LoB

For these few days between games four and five, my life motto "Blame Coldplay" is totally applicable. | NP

NHL News & Notes

The Capitals evened their series with the Bruins on the strength of a great performance by Braden Holtby, and a ridiculous wrist shot by Alex Semin. He may have the best release in the league. Too bad his hands are the only part of him with a pulse. | Sportsnet

Mikkel Boedker netted his 2nd straight OT winner for the Coyotes, after more late-game heroics from the Hawks, who would have been swept last night if hockey games were only 58 minutes long.

We got a glimpse of vintage Martin Brodeur last night, as the Devils even their series with the Panthers at two games a piece. | PHT

Odd one from the Coyotes / Hawks game. Paul Bissonnette fought Chicago Brandon Bollig (who?), won the decision, and then was ejected because his jersey wasn't tied down.

The NHL playoffs require a lot of mental focus. In other words, the exact opposite of what Alex Ovechkin displays in this clip. | PD

As I predicted, Joel Quennville was fined a cool $10,000 for his comments about the officiating after the Torres/Hossa game. | NHL

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