As though he weren’t already doing enough to make himself eminently desirable to other organizations, here’s Cory Schneider on After Hours, proving he’s a downright fabulous interview to boot. Turns out he’s as great in front of the camera as he is in front of the net. He’s open, he’s honest, and he’s funny. For example: when asked about his days playing baseball, he deadpans, “I played catcher, so I must have some sort of equipment fetish.” And if dry wit’s not your flavour, he even does… wait for it… impressions. Yes, you heard correctly. Cory Schneider’s Jannik Hansen impression is deadly accurate, and therefore hilarious.
This interview also marks the second time Scott Oake has read a Pass it to Bulis tweet to an interviewee (after the Brendan Morrison sitdown from late October). We are so famous. The question in question, at 7:52 of the clip: “Ask Schneider if he’s ever considered putting laxative in Luongo’s water, like Dany Sabourin did to get some playoff minutes.”
Schneider’s a pretty solid sport, again deadpanning a humorous response: “You never get your hands dirty. You gotta have someone else do it for you. You gotta stay away from the crime scene.”
It was a solid night for Canucks’ tweeps overall, as @Bieksa_Luvver3, @Guts_Mctavish24, and @TheFalconer all had questions read on-air as well. The Falconer’s was my favourite, as it led to the Jannik Hansen impression I had no idea existed. We might need to pick his brain in the future, as he appears to know a lot of things we don’t. Who are you, Falconer? Are you Batman?
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