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 from one of the most vocal and misunderstood fanbases in the league (plus a link or two from the grumpy old men who get paid to cover the team).
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Vancouver Canucks News & Notes
I don't know about you, but I've had about enough of the constantly negative media coverage in this city. Thankfully, Ian MacIntyre has picked up on this, and delivered a bunch of positive stats regarding the Canucks. | Vancouver Sun
iMac also casually throws this little tidbit out there: Daniel Sedin should be ready for the playoffs (notice the critical error in the article image and caption). | VS
Jeff Angus takes a thorough look at what caused Vancouver's downfall in the finals last spring, and whether or not this year's team is better equipped to deal with those issues. | CanucksArmy
After the anti-riot video was released on Wednesday, the CHB has developed a poster of their own to further the cause.
The rapid development of Jordan Schroeder could be one of the reasons Mike Gillis was willing to part with Cody Hodgson at the trade deadline this season. | The Province
The Canucks organization is known for using some unorthodox methods to keep the team sharp. Here are 5 specialists within the organization that you probably didn't know about. | Smug Nation
NHL News & Notes
Remember all those games in hand the Sharks once had? Well, they flushed them down the toiler. They now sit in 9th place, tied in points with the Kings at 88, but now LA actually has a game in hand on them. Dallas remains one point up on both and sits 3rd.
Last night's three stars includes Josh Bailey, who had a 5-point night against the Penguins. The Pens are just glad the Isles are nowhere near the playoffs, because they always seem to have their number. | PD
Matt Hendricks has become a shootout hero for the Capitals of late, always pulling the same dramatic near the top of the circle. He made Timmy Thomas look pretty damn foolish last night.