Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 4/10/12
Still in a laughing mood (for now)

Quote: Canucks left-winger Mason Raymond was busy discussing life as a new father. His son, Max, was born Sunday at 9: 16 a.m., a little less than 12 hours after the Canucks captured their second straight Presidents' Trophy.

Max? As in Max Lapierre?

"Who's that?" replied Raymond. "I only know him as Lappy."

So Max Raymond wasn't named after Max Lapierre. And he definitely wasn't named after Canuck head coach Alain Vigneault, who had suggested Saturday that it might be a good idea if Mason wanted more power-play time.

"Did you see him on the power play today?" giggled Vigneault. "He wasn't there, eh? That's it. I am [heartbroken]. So I took him off the power play."

Raymond, of course, wasn't buying it. Nor should he.

"I heard there were some jokes floating around," he said, smiling. "But I wouldn't do that to get more power-play time."
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