Welp, it's the final Morning Buzz of the 2011-12 regular season. It's also Good Friday, so you know it's gonna be good. My Thursday night ball hockey was cancelled last night, so we went to the bar instead, and this is why my post is late. I guess writing the Buzz slightly hungover is appropriate given the title.
Let's start by listening to Kurt Cobain's isolated vocal performance from Smells Like Teen Spirit. Amazing.
Vancouver Canucks News & Notes
Let's not overreact. | PHT
The Canucks vs. Flames according to the Twitterverse. | CHB
Marc-Andre Gragnani's play since coming over from Buffalo has been up and down, and he seems to have a longer leash than AV usually affords his defencemen. | PITB
Botch with a few thoughts on the horrible PowerPlay, Gragnani's uselessness and the perfect humain being that is Dan Hamhuis. | The White Towel
The dudes at Smug Nation explain what exactly makes them so smug. This doesn't have as much bite now that the Canucks lost to the Flames last night, but it's still really good. | Smug Nation
Sweet stat dropped by Jeff Angus on Twitter regarding the Sedins and Burrows. That's impressive.
Cam Charron handicaps the possible playoff series in the West. | LoB
Speaking of the Army, today is your last chance to enter their Chris Higgins jersey giveaway contest. Go "Like" their Facebook page to enter (or don't, because I want to win).
NHL News & Notes
Holy shit. John Tortorella went off on Orpik for his knee-on-knee hit on Stepan, Pittsburgh's two "whining stars", and the Penguins organization in general:
In one of the weirdest plays of the season, Ryan Clowe proves the space between his ears is empty:
Clowe apparently "doesn't remember that play", adding amnesia to his list of mental deficiencies. | CBC
Speaking of dumbass plays, Nate Prosser headbutted Jamal Mayers last night, and will face a hearing for it today. | NHL
Despite their worst efforts, the Florida Panthers clinched a playoff spot last night with Buffalo's loss in Philly. They're just not a great team. The Capitals could take the division crown with a win over the Rangers tomorrow. | Backhand Shelf
I'll now let the Best of Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole carry you into the long weekend. Enjoy!