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06-16-2011, 09:02 PM
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MathMan
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
I dont know if you heard or not, but the Bruins won the Stanley Cup last night.

Vancouver was outplaying the Bruins in the first two games. So what does Julien do? Inserts the non-goal scoring Thornton into the lineup to bang some Canucks heads. That was his only job. Ditto with Junior Campbell.

And like it or not, and whether you will deny it or not, it worked.
Yes, I'm sure it really totally intimidated Luongo. Because, as I'm sure you've noticed, Luongo goaling below replacement level was the key factor in the series.

As for the intimidation factor of Thornton, I find the notion hilarious. If you're asking why the Sedins didn't score, well, there's a guy who won a Conn Smythe for a reason.

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