Fifty victories. Seven-game winning streak. First place in the Western Conference. Such positives for the Vancouver Canucks — positives! — and it seemed everybody Wednesday wanted to talk goaltending controversy.

What's wrong with us? Doctor, do you have a cure?

"It's how it is in sports," explained Cory Schneider, who is not a doctor but rather a central figure in the latest Canuck netminding soap opera.

Schneider is out-performing his more heralded teammate, Roberto Luongo, and is the current golden boy, or as golden as you can get for a redhead. His numbers are better than Luongo's and he hasn't had a lousy outing in months.