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Cherry Picking: Feb 20, 2013

by Colin Hope / Vancouver Canucks

Due to the insanity that was the final 2:42 minutes of last night's game Ed Willes got to write TWO columns. Check his handy work beating his deadline. Read

Improbable comeback halts in skills competition

Dimitri Filipovic form Canucks Army takes us through last night’s furious finish in the Windy City and after tabulating the chances for each team discovered that, yup, Cory Schneider had a pretty terrific game. Read

Canucks rally falls short in 4-3 shootout loss

Another recap from last night’s tilt courtesy Sean Larson at Nucks Nation. He was also impressed with Mr. Schneider’s work. Read

The doodler’s Bieksa

So you’ve been wondering what exactly goes on during the Canucks flights across North America. There’s the obligatory card game, napping and ,apparently, there’s time for some portrait-making. Yes, you read that correctly. Now, get the rest from our Derek Jory who’s flying around with the team.Read

Everyone admit hockey families would make great reality TV contestants

And on to something completely different…Katie Baker wants to see more NHL families battling it out in televised homes, or racing around the world, or pitting the Sedin’s vs. the Lundqvist’s in an all Swedish elimination challenge. Read

Rapid Fire

- Brendan Gaunce is leading his Belleville Bulls squad to the top of the OHL’s Eastern Conference with 10 points in his last 8 games. The Bulls have won 9 of 10 and face the lowly Ottawa 67’s tonight.

- Henrik Tommernes will try and get his solid season back on track today. He’s gone 5 straight without a point. Follow along here.

- And wrapping things up today, over at the canucks subreddit, a guy named ‘stonerpete’ has a very talented wife who paints him cool Roberto Luongo portraits. Watch out Kassian, you have some competition.

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