We’ve heard #WinItForManny, but how about #WinItForDad? I hate bringing myself into blog posts. But this is the Stanley Cup finals, where the emotion just boils over and rises to its highest peak. As Canucks fans in 2011, we’ve had a lot to celebrate this season. After all, the team has been the NHL’s best virtually all season long; the league-best offense, defense, and special teams have paved the way to a President’s Trophy and now just two wins away from something never before achieved in the franchise’s 40 years. We’re lucky to live in these times, because there have...Click here to read more.
Tagged: playoffs 2011
The Situation Boston is defending a 2-1 lead nearing the mid-point of the third period. They’re back on their heels, but Vancouver’s been unable to score on gaping nets and multiple odd-man rushes. Then the Sedins get to work. Frame 1 Milan Lucic (17) successfully fends off Daniel Sedin (to his left) and Alex Burrows, feeding the puck into the corner for Zdeno Chara. Frame 2 Chara has an easy out: propel the puck behind his net to his partner Dennis Seidenberg. But the big man has trouble finding it in his skates. Frame 3 Daniel moves in, digs out...Click here to read more.
[About the game from two viewpoints. Chris and Caylie watch the game and exchange their thoughts via email.] From: Christopher Golden To: Caylie King Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2011 17:07 Hey Caylie, So here we have Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Apparently a must win. I’m not exactly sure why winning the first game at home in the final makes Game 2 a must win, but apparently that’s what people allegedly wiser than I seem to think. C. From: Caylie King To: Christopher Golden Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:21 Hi Chris, I’m not sure if it is...Click here to read more.
[Inspired by Arsenio Hall's "Things That Make You Go Hmmm…", Clayton Imoo talks about Canucks-related things that make him go hmmm… You can follow Clay on Twitter at (@canuckclay) or on his website, Clay's Canucks Commentary.] Game 1 was quite entertaining on Wednesday night, especially in the third period after the penalty parade of the first two periods had ended. It was a marvelous display of outstanding goaltending, as I predicted in my last blog. For this blog, I’ll take a quick look back at game 1, I’ll take a quick look ahead at game 2, and I’ll pose a...Click here to read more.
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...Click here to read more.
[About the game from two viewpoints. Chris and Caylie watch the game and exchange their thoughts via email.] From: Christopher Golden To: Caylie King Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:12 Hey Caylie, So. Here we are. Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. And it’s IN Vancouver. C. From: Caylie King To: Christopher Golden Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:43 Hi Chris, This is truly what we have all been waiting for. Special teams will win this series. With an efficiency of about 8% on the PP, the Bruins will have to deal with our great PK and dangerous powerplay....Click here to read more.
Photo credit: CBC.ca Canucks fans have been on a rollercoaster lately when it comes to third line center Manny Malhotra. After a devastating freak accident where a puck deflected up into Malhotra’s eye ended his season, Canucks fans breathed a sigh of relief when we heard he would be okay, the surgeries were successful and there was a good chance he would return next season. Manny’s return to practice raised a few eyebrows but none of us realistically expected a man who nearly lost his vision to be back in time for the playoffs. Then we saw him in full...Click here to read more.
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...Click here to read more.
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...Click here to read more.
In case you missed it, here’s the Vancouver Sun Playoff Panel preview of the Stanley Cup Finals series. Guests include Cam Cole and Matt Black from the Vancouver Sun, Bob Mackin from 24 Hours Vancouver, and Matt Lee, Tom Wakefield and myself from CHB. thevancouversun on livestream.com. Broadcast Live FreeClick here to read more.