[About the game from two viewpoints. Chris and Caylie watch the game and exchange their thoughts via email.] From: Caylie King To: Christopher Golden Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2011 14:48 Hi Chris, There has been so much chatter on social media these last few days about Rome’s suspension, Vancouver fans vs Boston fans, and the word “classless” has been used one too many times. Bottom line it’s all about hockey and the players on the ice. I think this will be a pivotal game in the series, I don’t quite think it’s a MUST win, but to silence the critics...Click here to read more.
Tagged: Stanley Cup Finals
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...Click here to read more.
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,...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.] Wow. That was ugly. So now we have a series after the Bruins thumped the Canucks 8-1 in game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. And as you would expect from a 7-goal defeat, there are more than a few Things That Make You Go Hmmm… Does the Bruins pre-game meal consist of Kentucky Fried Chicken? Boston players seemed intent on having their fingers...Click here to read more.
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...Click here to read more.
From: Caylie King To: Christopher Golden Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 17:25 Hi Chris, The game started off furiously, which lead to Horton getting knocked out. Clean hit or dirty play? Caylie From: Christopher Golden To: Caylie King Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 17:28 Hey Caylie, I might be in the minority, but I see that as a dirty hit as Rule 48 reads. I do think Horton was admiring his pass, but Rome stands up and point of contact is the player’s head. And no way I wanted to see a player wheeled off the ice. C. From: Caylie...Click here to read more.
Not often do we continue to bring you our thoughts on the Canucks post-season efforts this late in the year. Normally many of us are simply sitting on the patio, sipping an ice-cold beverage, and talking about what could have been. But this is not just any regular year. Instead, we’re packing into Rogers Arena to watch Home and Away games. Or heading to the patio at noon to save our seat for the 5 o’clock start of this epic Stanley Cup run from our boys in blue. And after, we’re all pouring on to Granville to soak up the...Click here to read more.
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.
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.
[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.