Author: J.J. Guerrero

Sedins Fire Back at Mad Mike Milbury

Sedins Fire Back at Mad Mike Milbury

The other night, Mike Milbury referred to Henrik and Daniel Sedin as “Thelma and Louise”. After last night’s game 5 win, the Sedins fired back. Courtesy of Chris Stevenson (Toronto Sun). First, from Henrik: That wasn’t too much fun. My son told me a man was making fun of me and Uncle Danny on TV. I said that can’t be true because that’s what usually happens in kindergarten. That’s what happened. Sometimes grown-ups have low self-esteem and get on guys and say stupid stuff. I think he has to be happy with his career. He did a great job on...

Vancouver Sun Playoff Panel: SCF Game 5 Preview

Vancouver Sun Playoff Panel: SCF Game 5 Preview

Today’s Vancouver Sun Playoff Panel preview of game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals include Dean Broughton, Scott Brown and Matt Black from the Vancouver Sun, Bob Mackin from 24 Hours Vancouver, Kristina Meakin (@vagablond), the Hockey Luvin Homos, and Chris Golden and myself from CHB. Watch live streaming video from thevancouversun at livestream.com

Pre-SCF Game 5 Quick Hits

Pre-SCF Game 5 Quick Hits

Some quick thoughts going into game 5 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals tonight: According to various reports, 21-year old Chris Tanev will slot in tonight in place of Keith Ballard. Every team has jerks in its fanbase, but it’s disappointing to hear about the lengths some Bruins fans went to make life miserable for visiting Canucks fans. Never mind the bars that refused to serve Canucks fans, I’ve heard first-hand accounts from friends who made the trip to Boston that Bruins fans dumped beer all over them in the stands and called them all sorts of racist names on...

Stanley Cup Finals Game 4: Canucks 0 Bruins 4

Stanley Cup Finals Game 4: Canucks 0 Bruins 4

Winning the Stanley Cup is not supposed to be easy. Still, it’s disappointing – disheartening – to have a 2-0 series lead and then get beat 12-1 in the next couple of games. The Bruins have flipped the script here. In games 1 and 2, the Canucks got better as the game went on. In games 3 and 4, the Canucks started well enough, only to disappear after the first intermission. All season long, the second period was their worst period, and that was magnified in Beantown getting outscored 6-0 in the middle 20. Obviously, it’s not over. And the...

A New Standard

A New Standard

Only a couple of weeks ago, Jamie McGinn’s hit on Aaron Rome wasn’t a suspendable offence. Neither was Ben Eager’s charge from behind on Daniel Sedin. You tell me if those hits aren’t as egregious – or even worse – than Rome’s hit on Horton. Listen, I get it. Rome’s hit on Horton was a late hit. Horton, unfortunately, was injured, though we heard this morning that he was thankfully discharged from hospital. But it was far from a dirty hit, and certainly, it was far from the worst hit ever in history of the Stanley Cup Finals. I expected...

Rome’s Hit, Horton’s Out

Rome’s Hit, Horton’s Out

I’ve come to accept that anything I say about Aaron Rome’s hit on Nathan Horton will come across as blatant homerism so I’ll keep this post short. Reading some of the comments on Twitter last night you’d have thought that Rome took a 200-foot run at Horton, but according to TSN, it took 28 frames from the time Horton delivered his pass to the time Rome hit him. Again from TSN, 30 frames is equivalent to one second of real-time and the NHL generally allows 15 frames (or half a second) before it’s considered late. Yes, Rome’s hit was late,...

Stanley Cup Finals Game 3: Canucks 1 Bruins 8

Stanley Cup Finals Game 3: Canucks 1 Bruins 8

After winning 4 playoff games in a row and 7 of their last 8, I suppose last night’s game 3 meltdown was inevitable. You never want to lose 8-1 in the Stanley Cup Finals, but if there’s any positive from doing so, it still only counts as 1 loss. That said, no one is sugarcoating this. The team sagged. The defense was all over the place. The powerplay sucked. Even the Sedins got benched for a powerplay shift. About the only thing the Canucks dominated on is the shot clock, and Tim Thomas had a response for all but 1...

On Dave Bolland and Ryan Whitney

On Dave Bolland and Ryan Whitney

No, this isn’t another post on whether or not the Canucks are Canada’s team. I think everyone agrees that subject has been beaten to death already. But is anyone else getting a kick reading what some NHL players – yes, NHL players, not fans – are saying about the Canucks? Yesterday, Dave Bolland bashed Alex Burrows: “Typical, pulling hair and biting people. Sort of like a little girl,” said Bolland. It must suck to get knocked out of the playoffs by a bunch of little girls. The other day, Ryan Whitney dissed the entire team: “I’d say 90 percent of...

Stanley Cup Finals Game 1: Canucks 1 Bruins 0

Stanley Cup Finals Game 1: Canucks 1 Bruins 0

Maybe it was the aura of the Stanley Cup Finals and knowing what was at stake at the end of it, but for a game that finished 1-0, game 1 was pretty darn entertaining. The Vancouver Canucks relied heavily on Roberto Luongo for about 59 minutes and 40 seconds of game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Then, with 19 seconds left, Raffi Torres finished a pretty passing play with Ryan Kesler and Jannik Hansen. He scored the only goal of the game and gave the Canucks an early 1-0 series lead over the Boston Bruins. Winning game 1 was...

The Burrows Bite

The Burrows Bite

There’s been a lot of reaction to Alex Burrows’ alleged “bite” of Patrice Bergeron’s finger. Looking at the above gif, it looks like Burrows does bite Bergeron. That said, it also looks like Bergeron stuck his glove in Burrows’ mouth prior to that. There’s precedent in that Jarrko Ruutu received a 2-game suspension for a similar offense a couple of years ago. But then again, precedent has meant squat to this league for a while now. Consider Ben Eager wasn’t suspended for a dangerous charge from behind on Daniel Sedin in the Canucks’ round 3 series against San Jose. Also...

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