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Vancouver @ Boston: Who should start?
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01-06-2012, 02:28 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Port Coquitlam, BC
Boston fans, for whatever reason, can't seem to stop bringing up problems they have with the series, the Canucks and/or their fans. Whether it be constant shots about the riots or about how the Sedins are pansies, they just can't let it go. Whatever happened to being humble in victory? The Canucks and their fans should be the ones holding all the grudges because they were the ones that got embarrassed in that series. Instead, our guys have been relatively quiet in terms of bitter soundbites, while they have idiots like Recchi talking **** to the media after winning it all.
It was so frustrating to see fans of every other team pile on hate towards our team. Nothing our players did was fair and every injustice was somehow justified. It was like a group of kids on a playground watching the huge bully beat the **** out of the richest kid in school. Everyone secretly hates that kid but never says anything until he's at his weakest. The worst part about the whole thing was that the media were the biggest offenders. How guys like Mike Milbury were even allowed anywhere near national television is something I'll never understand, especially when he was a longtime member of the Bruins who was supposed to be impartial. It's just not going to happen.
I doubt that the hate would have been extinguished had the Canucks actually come out on top in Game 7. If anything, it would have grown immensely. People would discredit the win and say things like "the Stanley Cup was tarnished" and "put an asterisk beside the win". I don't see how Bruins fans reminding everyone how good they have it is any different from how we acted last year. But just because they're the defending champs, they get a free pass. I am fully confident that if the Bruins had been the ones destroying the league last season and we had been merely great, our roles would almost certainly have been reversed. It's a total farce.
As far as the game Saturday goes, well...it's just another game and another two points that are there for the taking. Boston will be out for revenge (for whatever reason) all night long while I'm hoping that the Canucks look beyond the opponent and secure the win.
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