How many times can you perform an autopsy?
Here at Canucks Army, we’ve found that you can do it at least three and a half times. We’ve got Dimitri Filipovic doing last night’s gamer, some thoughts by Thomas Drance on the notion that the window’s closing on the Sedin/Kesler/
Luongo era, a showdown of sorts between the very same Drance and Jeff Angus and a rad podcast where Ray Ferraro and some ex-Vancouver blogger-dudes drop by.
For some more links and the like from around the Smylosphere and beyond, click past the jump…
In case you still haven’t heard, Kevin Bieksa called out Logan Couture and Joe Thornton for diving. Most are saying it was a diversionary tactic to turn the discussion away from the Schneider/Luongo dynamic, but isn’t it just as likely that Bieksa is trying to draw attention away from his own poor play? Whether it’s his groin or his hip, shouldn’t the real topic be ‘why is Kevin Bieksa playing if he’s not able to do the job?’ Bieksa’s hated around the league, but mostly loved in Vancouver. It’s because he’s so damn good at this stuff. [San Jose Mercury News]
Here’s the sort of thing Drance was writing against: the G-man is saying that blow-up time is upon Canuck-land, that staying the course will only lead to pestilence and obliviion. New leadership group, younger players, the works. Before it’s too late. [The Province]
The Sun’s Cam Cole is a fine writer and he’s in the same boat as Gallagher; it’s time to bail out before the boat sinks. But it’s still narrative-based analysis, of the type we’ve seen so much of in the past. The superficial numbers may be ugly, but here at the Army we still don’t see the process as being dead. It could use a tweak or two for sure; anyway, have a read and see for yourself. [The Vancouver Sun]
Alain Vigneault may be maligned by many in this city, but he’s put up results in his seven years in charge. The Edmonton Journal’s Jim Matheson figures he’s one of the best, even if he is on the hot seat. He also says ‘start Schneider in game four.’ [The Edmonton Journal]