Tagged: Stanley Cup Finals

He Said, She Said: Let Them Play 0

He Said, She Said: Let Them Play

[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....

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Health Comes First 0

Health Comes First

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...

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Stanley Cup Finals Game 1: Canucks 1 Bruins 0 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...

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Out of Town Notebook: Thoughts on the Final Part 1 – “Spoiled Douchebags” 1

Out of Town Notebook: Thoughts on the Final Part 1 – “Spoiled Douchebags”

There has been a lot of chatter the last few weeks about the Vancouver Canucks’ status as “Canada’s Team.” In particular, there seems to be a palpable desire on the part of some Canuck fans to see the hometown team embraced to the loving bosom of the rest of Canada. To no one’s surprise, this love hasn’t exactly been reciprocated. A friend with roots to a different Canadian province explained this resistance pretty well. To paraphrase: “The rest of Canada already looks at Vancouver with resentment. It’s Lotus Land – the land of wealth. It’s beautiful. You guys don’t have...

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