Better team won.
As easy as it would be to pin it all on Luongo, it's really not all his fault. They played terribly in front of him and the offensive pressure that we have seen all season just wasn't there.
That's not to take away from Thomas because he played absolutely fantastic.
As far as the riots go those aren't hockey fans. People are quick to judge Canada as rabid moronic hockey fans for losing but that couldn't be further from the truth. Those rioters came prepared to do that win-lose and take advantage of the situation. This happens literally everywhere and the rest of the world isn't immune. L.A when the Lakers lose isn't a very friendly environment, nor is pretty much ANY of the retards that show up after their country loses at a soccer game. This isn't on the true fans, it's on morons that are looking for an opportunity to show their true colors.
As to the nationality thing, again who really cares? You show a sense of pride during the Olympics/World events and that's about it. Sure Canadians typically hop on bandwagons when a Canadian franchise makes it to the final but those people typically aren't "real" hockey fans. Most real hockey fans I know are perfectly fine with the better team winning in the event that 'their' team gets knocked out.
Boston is a heavily Canadian influenced team as an organization, even more so than the Vancouver franchise. On those grounds I could care less whether or not a Canadian franchise won the cup.
To say that Canada only produces 'grinders' is about as ignorant as someone saying that only good players come from Canada. We produce excellent goalies historically and nobody can dispute that some of the top producing lines in hockey are Canadian as well. And that isn't a front on other nations, as they have quality players as well.
luongo is really the only player on the canucks i respect (of the main players at least). the sedins dive CONSTANTLY and i lost my respect for kesler when he tackled pekka rinne.
saying that, i think luongo isn't to blame, i actually think he should be commended he's the only reason the canucks won three games, the games he stepped up they won, and when he didn't no one else did.
either way, kudos to boston, unfortunate about the rioters, but eh...i'm from LA and it'd be kind of hypocritical to scold others for rioting.
Im going to be fair here, the rioters werent really even canucks fans, it was more of just people out looking for an excuse to make trouble, the riot was gonna happen win or lose and you all know it.
In the same vein (not a porn pun I swear) as the Canucks blog post I linked earlier, Puck Daddy put up their Boston tribute post written by Montreal bloggers earlier today: http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puc...urn=nhl-wp7512
I was surprised at the lack of "routine hockey play" mentions. There were only five or six. I would have bet on a dozen.
Also, the KHL is apparently robbing its players of money lol. Apparently managers have been charging players up to 50% of their salaries to secure their roster spot. No one does hockey corruption like Russia.
The only true fans who will riot are Habs fans when it comes to hockey, they are so die hard and have a huge history. I am surprised they took losing to Boston better then they did though. It's pretty tough losing in the post season I am sure, it's been a while since I have had to feel that disappointed since the Leafs haven't made the playoffs since prior to the lockout, and in more then a few seasons since 1967 has the team made themselves Cup contenders, twice in the 90's when we lost to Vancouver who were the better team in that series, as well as the LA Kings on a fucked up call by Kerry Fraiser, who will never be let down for it either. And Boston vs Montreal was an Original 6 match up and it's rare these days to get those, what with most of the teams from that time in the East.
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That is what he said. The guarantee part was fictionalized to make it into a story by the media. Basically he said when asked is that they were going to win and said they were confident because they were playing at home. Not confident as in we can do this with one arm tied behind our back but confident as in they still felt confident in their ability after getting skunked in game 6 and were not doubting each other and especially Luongo.
And you, Sikkarra, you need to respect someone worth respecting.
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Series is over Luongo hating resumes in October. The Canucks in general were represented in the US media at least really negatively but that is just because the media is lazy and would rather make up news then report actual news when there is not much. Luongo puts his foot in his mouth and the media loves it while if he didnt say anything and was like Thomas they would have blue balls and be pissed. Just like in the NBA Finals the whole series was about Miami even after Dallas won. Its just a better story and easier to write something negative against the favorites.
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The series is over but yet everyones still talking shit, because what if you hate the shit out of Bieksa and he ends up on ur team if Vancouver doesnt take him back? How will you feel then? The seasons over, Bruins won the cup, everyone settle down watch the entry draft on the 24th - 25th. Vancouver fans can act how they want, its their own reputation.
Marchand probably drunk at the parade today being hilariously goofy.
hockey players are the best.
If actions speak louder than words
I'll be the most deafening noise you've heard.
I'll be that ringing in your ears
That will stick around for years.