After jumping out to an early 2-0 series lead on home ice, the Vancouver Canucks return to Vancouver tied after a two game Beantown beating.
Roberto Luongo looks on after Rich Peverly opens the scoring in Game 4
It just never comes 'easy' for the Vancouver Canucks. Of course, being that it's the Stanley Cup Finals, one wouldn't expect it should. But at the beginning of the series, it seemed like the Bruins might never get a goal on Roberto Luongo. When Alex Burrows scored
If there wasn't a Boston-Vancouver rivalry before, I think it's safe to say we have one now. I find it quite laughable that the Canucks are now looked upon as the bad guys. I realize that most Americans are somewhat new to Hockey, but you don't have to be Scotty Bowman to see what's happening out there on the ice. (To you Americans, he's widely regarded as the Einstein of Hockey, winning several Cups with Montreal and Detroit) The simple fact is that Boston CANNOT win this series unless they tak
Fortunately for the Canucks, they've been down this road before. I'm not sure what it is about this team that sees them spiral so wildly out of control on occasion. But in Games 4 and 5 against Chicago, the Canucks got complacent and then couldn't stop the bleeding. After a 5-0 shutout in Chicago in Game 4, Vancouver returned home for Game 5, only to lay another egg. The 7-2 final was ugly, and you had to wonder how a team that had played so well in building a 3-0 series lead against their nemes
The Boston Bruins got back into the series with a massive 8-1 thumping of the Vancouver Canucks in game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. After a scoreless first period, the Bruins scored 4 goals in both the 2nd and 3rd periods on their way to an easy win.
Despite Boston coach Claude Julien's claims that the Bruins wouldn't stoop to the Canucks' level (with respect to the finger-biting of game 1 and the finger-taunting in game 2), both Mark Recchi and Milan Lucic seemed intent on having the Canuck
Got your Canucks On! Fans come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. Here is my prodogy! 1 year 9 months old and bigger fan than Daddy! Lets do this boys! Go Canucks Go!
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The Vancouver Canucks have taken a 2 games to zero lead over the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals thanks to a pair of dramatic victories: Raffi Torres scored with 18 seconds left in regulation in game 1, and Alex Burrows scored just 11 seconds into overtime in game 2.
I talk a bit about Burrows' game-winning goal, and his knack for providing dramatic game-winners. I also wonder at the post-goal celebration of Henrik and Daniel Sedin.
I start the video off with over a minute of foota
The Eve of Game #2 (Of the Stanley Cup Final)
As Game Number Two loomed,
Milbury became consumed.
His team can’t handle the tension,
And can’t win without a suspension,
So the Bruins are totally doomed.
The Morning After Game #1 (Of the Stanley Cup Final)
Last night I had a hunch,
That Burrows did not eat lunch,
Cuz when Bear-geron brought up his paw,
Alex just opened his jaw,
But nobody heard a crunch.
Way to go 'Vancouver Canucks!' Somewhat stressful watching them play. Like that style of play, where the Canucks do everything humanly possible, to be all over there opponent. Check the player with the puck, especially in your end. Like to see the Canucks retain control of the puck more often and not draw any penalties. Love to see the 'Canucks' win every game. Don't let up 'Vancouver Canucks', play with the same intensity throughtout...
Traditional wisdom suggests you don’t mess with a good thing, but Vigneault never seems to get blinded by superstition. Take tonight’s Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, for example. Vancouver beat Boston 1-0 in the opener of the Stanley Cup Final. It was a solid defensive performance, and his troops took control of the game when it mattered most in the 3rd. The Canucks were rewarded for dictating play with a clutch goal in the dying seconds from Raffi Torres — the lone Canuck (other than the inju
For the first half of Game 1 in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals, the parade to the penalty box seemed like it would never end. Maybe the players were a little jumpy, and maybe the refs were too. Sure, you can't argue with the high-sticks. And Burrows deserved the extra two minutes at the end of the 1st. But the goalie interference penalty to deny Vancouver its 2nd-period 5-on-3 was a terrible call, and there were a few others that were pretty chintzy. Like a couple games in the Sharks' series, the r
Yeah, it's kind of hard to sit in Germany while Vancouver is going nuts in a positive way, but I cannot change that (even if somebody gave me two thousand Dollars, I wouldn't have the time to come over now, so thank you ). Still, I am anticipating tonight's game one versus the Bruins with joy and also a little bit of "angst". Let's make no mistake about it: If all goes well, we should beat them in less than seven games, but you never know...
I kind of compare our current situation with the
Finally, it's here: the Vancouver Canucks vs. the Boston Bruins in the NHL's Stanley Cup Finals.
In this CCC, I quickly reflect on my child-hood memories of following the Canucks, and remembering the exciting runs of 1982 and 1994. However, this year seems different. It feels different. We expect to win.
Boston will be a formidable opponent, but I don't think the Canucks can be denied this year. It's time to win the Cup. For die-hard Canucks fans, this is what we live for.
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NEW VIDEO ADDED: Stan Smyl - Simply the Steamer
The first to Captain the Canucks to the Stanley Cup finals, the first to have his jersey retired.
He was the epitome of heart and soul, a warrior with great class. Stan Smyl was a loyal Canuck and played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League.
Smyl notched 262 Goals, 411 Assists and 693 Points for the Canucks
He was the
The unbelievable news of Manny Malhotra’s return to the Canucks’ lineup will be a major x-factor in the Stanley Cup Finals. When you listen to him deal with the media, the guy oozes class, professionalism, and positivity. In the two-and-a-half months since his injury, he has dealt with two major eye operations and faced the fear that his hockey career was potentially over and that his vision may never fully recover.
Despite the gravity of the injury, Malhotra remained directly involved with
3rd and 4th rd- 91 and 121 OA
By Ian Esplen
A brief look at the pros, cons, and comparisons of some of the players the Canucks may draft and what rounds those players may go( if the Canucks were to select them).
3rd round(91 OA)
Robbie Russo, Defenseman USA U-18
Pros- high skill, great passer, poised, controls the game from the backend, solid on both the PK and PP, good skater, works hark
Cons- needs to get stronger, not so good in the corners or in front of the net, inconsistent
With the Stanley Cup Finals set to begin on Wednesday, June 1 at The Garage, Vancouver has a distinct advantage over Boston in two areas: their power play and overall team speed. So far in these playoffs, Boston's power play is clicking at a paltry 8.2% (5-for-61) compared to Vancouver's 28.3% (17-for-60) efficiency. Boston scored 0 goals in their first-round series against Montreal, 2 goals against Philly in Round 2, and 3 goals in their schizophrenic series against Tampa. And if you've seen m
Okay,koodo's to,"THE 7TH. MAN" in game five of the semifinal's. You were much better...but, there is still room for improvement. In case you have been living under a rock and haven't realised it.WE ARE GOING TO THE STANLEY CUP PEOPLE! So, show your support for,"OUR TEAM!" This is not a time to be sitting on your hands being the startipical quiet,polite Canadian's. As they say at the games,"GET UP AND SHOUT"your support from the rooftops. In the American war of independence they talk about,"The S