Stick in Link: Roberto Luongo back on Long Island; My Little Pony Canucks

It’s time for “Stick in Link”, the feature where we just plug in a bunch of stuff written by others! Featuring a smattering of links from around the Smylosphere and beyond every Tuesday and Thursday. Warning: our links are so hyper, they change colour when exposed to heat. (Have something for us to share in the next edition? E-mail us at, tweet us @passittobulis, or just come over and write your link on a pad of paper, I guess.)


  • Ben Kuzma delivers some great quotes from the mouths of John Tortorella and Mike Gillis, but seems almost disappointed that Tortorella has kept his cool in post-game interviews this season, though he calls his comments “refreshingly frank.” [The Province]
  • One very positive sign for the Canucks over the last three games? They’re absolutely dominating the first period. [Vancouver 24 Hours]
  • Myles Harris laments the lack of activity from the @canucksgame Twitter account. What’s going on, Derek Jory? Where are all the updates on how the press box popcorn tastes? [Canucks Australia]
  • One of the Montreal Canadiens’ most impactful trades of the 90′s involves Trevor Linden and, tangentially, Jan Bulis, but the weirdest part of this post is the picture of Linden taking a faceoff against Mark Messier, with Linden as a Hab and Messier as a Canuck. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • If you ever wanted to see members of the Canucks rendered as My Little Ponies (wait, is that how you pluralize that?), today’s your lucky day. You can see Kevin Bieksa, Ryan Kesler, Eddie Lack, and Alex Burrows in all their pony glory. The best part is their cutie marks, with Bieksa getting a pineapple, Lack a Swedish Chef, and Burrows a fleur-de-lis. Kesler’s isn’t shown, but I’m pretty sure it would be a naked torso. [My Little Blackhawks]

  • Eddie Lack and Brad Richardson talk about the ins and outs of a long road trip, with the highlight coming from Lack, who complains about being shutdown three times by Luongo for a dinner date. Fortunately, they’ve sorted things out and will be going out to dinner soon:


  • Here’s Wyatt Arndt with a great recap of the weekend’s events. [Jeremy Welsh] certainly showed more than Dalpe and others have on that fourth line of doom. He reminds me of a young Oreskovich….wait, NOOOOOOO. [Legion of Blog]
  • The weekend also saw the return of one of Canucks Hockey Blog’s signature features: The Game According to Twitter. [Canucks Hockey Blog]
  • 10 Things I Hate About You is one of my favourite movies of all time, no joke. Justine Galo hates 10 things about Canucks fans and I’m hard-pressed to disagree with any of them. [Canucks Corner]
  • Need a game preview for today’s tilt against the New York Islanders? Sure you do. [Rob the Hockey Guy]
  • Need another game preview for the game, which starts at 4 pm, incidentally, but want more swearing? Yeah, why not? [Nucks Misconduct]
  • Bantam AAA goalie coach and friend of the blog Kevin Currie infrequently blogs himself. His take on Roberto Luongo’s technique provides some interesting perspective: What differentiates Luongo’s size from that of someone like Pekka Rinne are his limbs. Luongo has freakishly long arms and legs. Take one look at him without his gear and you will see. His long limbs enable Luongo to fight for pucks and make saves normally any other goalie would give up on. [The Goalie Grind]
  • Sandro Fracca gives us power rankings for the Canucks roster and somehow ends up with Tom Sestito ahead of David Booth. I cannot begin to tell you how much I disagree with this decision. [The Canuck Way]
  • Finally, if you ever need to prove to someone that Ryan Kesler is definitely a Vancouverite, show them this picture, because those pants, socks, and shoes combined are all the proof you need. [TToews.Tumblr]



  1. DanD
    October 22, 2013

    I’d love to hear your thoughts on the whole “Tortorella is going to blow up any time” attitude that seems to be coming from the media these days. It seems like they’re almost trying to goad him into a meltdown sometimes, or at least gleefully waiting for one to arrive. Do you guys get that sense, or am I misreading what I see and hear in print/radio?

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  2. Cathylu
    October 22, 2013

    Love the photo of “Vancouverite Kesler”!

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