i hope they double shift him tomorrow.
if vancouver wins..a riot.. if they lose a riot.. either way it can't end well
I was there in '94 and it was mostly a small group of bridge and tunnel Ed hardy wearing chumps who just couldn't handle their '40's. Frankly there were only really a few hundred in the streets back then. Now that there are upwards of 100k in the streets it could spark up pretty quick. i only hope that cooler/smarter heads prevail or we're gonna have us a good old fashioned burnin'
Fuzzzie i'm bein good i promise.
It sort of sickens me that a team that let in 8 goals in a Stanley Cup Finals game might actually win the cup.
For a team that had the absolute best defensive record in the regular season and the most goals for...the only way you can explain it is a massive psychological meltdown and not being ready for the pressure. Everyone in Vancouver is absolutely stunned, we thought we put this crap behind us in Chicago...then in game 3...then 4....for sure they'd tighten up and close it in game 6...WTF..
My poor liver can't take the whiskey i've been punishing it with just to keep the nerves in check.
Looking back, scoring was way, way up in this finals last year compared to the previous decade. The last time there was even a single team scoring like Chicago and Philly did last year was 1997 when the Red Wings absolutely demolished the Flyers in 4 games with 16 goals.
As for a high goal total in a single game, that last times a team has scored 6 or more in a game in the series and went on to lose:
Vancouver Canucks in 1994. Won Game 5 6-3, lost in 7 to the Rangers.
New York Islanders in 1984. Won Game 2 6-1, lost in 5 to Edmonton.
Philadelphia Flyers in 1980. Won Game 2 8-3 and Game 5 6-3. Lost in 6 to the Islanders.
Chicago Blackhawks in 1973. Won Game 3 7-5 and Game 6 8-7. Lost in 6 to Montreal.
So 6 or more has happened 4 times since 1970 (I didn't go further back than that) and 8 goals has happened twice. So ya it is a rarity, but it does happen.
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Being that I'm not a fan of either team, and really does not care who wins, i'd like to see this game go into quadruple overtime with a fluke controversial goal ala Brett Hull, Dallas Stars vs Buffalo Sabres.. yeah.. thatd be sweet
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Just becuase vancouver has won every game at home, doesn't mean they will win game 7, plus if you look at the games in vancouver they have been one goal games. You better believe the bruins are going to be coming out like they did in the first 4 mins of game 6 and if that happens. Rogers Arena will be silent like the people of vancouver were when they showed em on the screen after the 3rd goal. This will be one hell of a game.
Last edited by kilj; 2011-06-15 at 03:06 PM.
The way I see it is this:
During the Bruins' three worst games, the canucks have barely eeked out 3 single-goal wins against the bruins with home ice advantage. Given the advantage, the Bruins and canucks played roughly equally, give or take a little. During the Bruins' three best game, they absolutely obliterated the 'nucks.
What that suggests to me that head-to-head, the canucks have been, at best, the Bruins' equals. Now, this is game 7. There is no tomorrow, either way. I do not see the Bruins playing anything less than their best. I honestly believe that best vs best, the Bruins are a better team. Good enough to overcome the home ice advantage.
Add into that the comments and dirty plays and the canucks are practically begging karma (statistical and otherwise) to favor the Bruins. Plus it's my birthday, the holiest of holidays world-wide, and I think I deserve a world championship.
The problem seems to stem from a preconceived notion set (i think in the SJ series) that players were selling calls. Which, in SJ, both teams did tons of. What anyone with even a tiny bit of pro sports background will tell you is that is usually the result of poor officiating not catching blatant fouls. It takes most players awhile to take it to the extent that we've seen in this series, and all the way back to the beginning of the playoffs we've seen spectacularly bad officiating on all sides.
The goal of the league was to call games in the playoffs just like they call them in the regular season, and yet again they haven't, so it's no surprise that the dominant, overall winner in the regular season is struggling some games. It's not simply because of the pressure, but that it's an entirely different rulebook.
Take the suspensions and late hits out of the equation, so to avoid the shitstorm of opinions, and just look at the plays on the ice, and these should be penalty filled on both sides. Call the games the way it's supposed to be called and the league wouldn't be sitting there trying to figure out how the bullshit in this series got away from them.
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Oh, and happy Bday Jira
And your point on penalties? Yea, they've been calling a lot of penalties all series, so I'm not sure what your complaint is there.
Game 6; V 1-6; B 2-5
Game 5; V 0-3; B 0-4
Game 4; V 0-6; B 0-4
Game 3; V 0-8; B 2-4
Game 2; V 1-2; B 1-3
Game 1; V 0-6; B 0-6
So I don't know how many more penalties you want called. Its not like its really going to help Vancouver anyway, they've been miserable on the PP.
Last edited by Lilcheeks; 2011-06-15 at 05:45 PM. Reason: Dirty Sanchez
And I will definitely agree with you on the officiating. I still disagree on the who's been a douchier team thing, but I highly doubt anyone here is going to change anyone's minds so it's really not worth anyone arguing about.
But to my very untrained eye, in the games that I have watched, it seemed to me as if the Bruins had control of the puck, and the game, more often than the canucks. I think they have played better overall. No predictions about people buckling under pressure or anything like that. I stand by my statement. Best vs. best, the Bruins are a better team.
Just a few hours to go!
Just thought I would put this out there for the bruins fans:canucks have more road game goals than the bruins even after those games were over they still have managed to get more goals in TD that bruins have in rogers.
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as an after thought there probably already closing down the streets in vancouver :P
Where does your inspiration come from? Every second passing car with the flag on the windows, the crowded streets after a win, the honking of the horns and the screaming of the fans, or is it the pure adrenaline and excitement you get from those two words "HE SCORES" One more win that's all there is left, put on your Jersey's get out your flags, and cheer loud enough for the world to hear WE ARE ALL CANUCKS!!! Bring it home boys!
Vancouver is a good team and I don't want to say they are undeserving at all but they are not playing their best. What if they ever figure out how to play in the Playoffs they are going to be scary for a long time. They are not doing so well right now and 1 game from the title so the idea of them getting their act together is scary. If Vancouver does win I will avoid all sports coverage I can in the near future. This will be just like how Luongo was a passenger and carried along for a Gold medal and he thought that was a personal accomplishment. If he finds away to be arrogant about a win in a series he got pulled twice and gave up 8 goals in another game that he was not pulled in then I want whatever he is on. If he puts up a shut out which would be his third of the series I still don't think he has room for talking. Thomas as long as he does not have a Luongo in Boston game will win the Conn Smythe.