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J.J. Guerrero

Founder and Executive Editor of Canucks Hockey Blog. Proud Canadian, hardcore Canucks fan. I would like nothing more than watching the Canucks win the Stanley Cup. Against the Leafs.

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  • Martin

    the difference between “bruin” and “brain”, as proved by many, is much bigger than just one letter…

  • Guest

    Talk about facts not supporting your point…you state “On the other hand, I shudder at the implication that they think the best way for their players to protect themselves is by taking out another’s knees.” Julien never said he thought that was “the best way”. This is a team that’s lost Marc Savard, Horton during the finals last year (I won’t mention how), and Bergeron and Krejci at different times due to concussions. I think they’re sympathetic to how concussions can impact players and have a point of view that their players should do what they have to do to prevent themselves from getting one. I can understand and appreciate that point of view. Also, the media in Boston is far from perfect (I don’t like Shaugnessy at all), but I recall a fair amount of the Vancouver media members taking a “homer” point of view during last years finals. Just remember, those who live in glass houses…

  • Guest

    Talk about facts not supporting your point…you state “On the other hand, I shudder at the implication that they think the best way for their players to protect themselves is by taking out another’s knees.” Julien never said he thought that was “the best way”. This is a team that’s lost Marc Savard, Horton during the finals last year (I won’t mention how), and Bergeron and Krejci at different times due to concussions. I think they’re sympathetic to how concussions can impact players and have a point of view that their players should do what they have to do to prevent themselves from getting one. I can understand and appreciate that point of view. Also, the media in Boston is far from perfect (I don’t like Shaugnessy at all), but I recall a fair amount of the Vancouver media members taking a “homer” point of view during last years finals. Just remember, those who live in glass houses…

  • Bob

    BIASES SHOWING inciting fan and crowd reactions.  Interesting comments on the Weise penalty for not fighting. I have the opportunity to watch the game through the Boston NESN commentary as well as the SportsNet one. SportsNet very condemnatory of the decision and mildly sarcastic. The NESN commentary very acidic and very biased. Quote: “that’s why Vancouver are the most despised and reviled team in the NHL, they are so arrogant. Weise invites Horton to fight and then backs off trying to draw a penalty. But the ref saw through that. Lots of cheap shots by Vancouver.” similarly after the confrontation by the Boston goal in the 3rd. NESN said of McQuaid when he was bitching at the referee McQ should be saying to Hansen you should be a vet after spearing me in the groin in game 7 and laughing and gloating about in from the bench.  They also made reference to Rome’s cheap shot in the finals that deservedly got him a 3 game suspension. Really the NHL should try to discourage this incitement to hatred. On Marchand’s “clipping” penalty on Salo the whole Boston crowd roared their approval. Hardly sporting old chap!!

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