Stick in Link: Schneider is no longer Luongo’s problem; Manny Malhotra update

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.)


• On Thursday night, Cory Schneider gets his second crack at beating the team that traded him away and the goalie that stole back the job he stole. [24 Hours]

• And speaking of Schneider, consider how much relief Roberto Luongo must feel this year, knowing his October struggles aren’t going to kick off another season-long goaltending controversy because the guy behind him is ready. That’s Marty Brodeur’s problem now. [The Province]

• Want to know which Canucks are excelling at offensive zone entries? Of course you do. And now you can. [Canucks Army]

• Hey, remember Manny Malhotra? They love him in Charlotte. “He’s a leader, and it’s almost like having a third coach out there,” said teammate Brendan Woods. A coach who fights. (So, Patrick Roy, basically.) In Malhotra’s last game, he picked up 17 minutes in penalties after instigating a bout. [AHL]

• In this GIF, Henrik Sedin reacts demonstratively to what he feels is a poor call. If we do another GIF tournament next summer, this one could win. [Canucks Reddit]

• Canucks Australia, who are a day in the future according to their timestamps and that’s weird, give us five reasons to love Eddie Lack. [Canucks Australia]

• Through the first eighth of the season, the Canucks are winning that offseason coaching trade with New York. [NY Daily News]

• The biggest difference between John Tortorella and Alain Vigneault, to these eyes, is that Torts really doesn’t care about making sure his stars get the rest they need. He will play them into the grave. [Vancouver Sun]

• Mike Liut, David Booth’s agent, comes to his client’s defence after the healthy scratch Thursday, pointing out his injury troubles. Mike Gillis begs to differ. Agent fight! [Pro Hockey Talk]

• Brad Richardson is on pace for 30 goals. That’s pretty much guaranteed not to happen. Why is guaranteed not to happen? Richardson’s shooting percentage is 36.4 percent right now. Yeah, that’s what our geeky friends over at Canucks Army would call “unsustainable”. [Georgia Straight]

• Is Ryan Stanton a Calder candidate? No, probably not. But he’s having a pretty good rookie campaign for the Canucks nonetheless. [Ian Esplen]

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  1. Bookie
    October 24, 2013

    Lack To The Future!

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  2. Nee
    October 24, 2013

    Thanks for these link round ups…I would have missed some of these articles completely otherwise.

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  3. Canucks Australia
    October 24, 2013

    We are indeed a day ahead of you, or you’re a day behind. Either way, we are all Canucks!

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  4. Mitch
    October 24, 2013

    Okay, if you hold another gif tournament next year, how does that one not win? I get that a better one could conceivably come along, but… no. No it couldn’t.

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    • Andre
      October 24, 2013

      Can’t some clever software dude pluck some angel wings on Henrik’s back? Will he now and forever be the Big Papa Duck, as Kesler is the rollin’ and divin’ duckling in GIFs of yore?

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  5. Warpstone
    October 25, 2013

    If you look at that Henrik gif for long enough, you’ll get dizzy. :D

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