I've never disliked the Canucks as a team, but I could never bring myself to cheer for them because of the fans. Just such disrespect always thrown our way. I think I first got a taste of it back in the 1994 playoffs when they chanted Wendy to Wendel Clark, and a group of them sent thousands of donuts to be delivered to Pat Burns because he used to be a cop.
Can't think of a hockey fanbase that, collectively, deserves a championship less than them.
Oh, come on. That's funny!
(Rioting after the finals, on the other hand -- not so funny.)
this game also shows that it's only one game. By tomorrow, you'll see the Toskala we've come to know.
The Vesa you've come to know if alot different than the Toskala most have seen for the past 5-7 years. He's having a bad season, but it appears to be the exception, not the rule.
Originally Posted by MSP4LYFE
Yeah Im surprised it has taken RW this long to use him, he is one of the few skilled players on this team.
In the few attempts Grabovski's had in the shoot-out, he hasn't been impressive. Beautiful move last night, something we need to see from him much more often.
Was at the game last night, Blake's line was buzzing as usual, and Stajan's line looked decent as well. The fourth line seemed to be very physical and not hurting us much. Grabovski was moved off his line late in the game for, what I assume was, defensive reasons, since he was used in OT. Finger blows his coverage on the GTG late in the third to cost this team a point. Schenn looked strong and most of the D seemed to blend in for a large portion of the night. Good game overall for the Leafs, but you had a feeling all night long Mats would have the last laugh and he certainly did.
I hope Mats gets booed relentlessly. I probably would be indifferent to cheering or booing him if he played for any team besides Vancouver (ok and Montreal/Ottawa for that matter). But here's hoping we lose!
Kyle Wellwood "I knew he was shooting 3rd so I didn't miss on purpose but I didn't give my best effort on it"
Luongo: "I'm a good team guy but I knew Mats was shooting 3rd so I decided to let the guy (Grabovski) score so he could be the hero"
__________________ It's not how they died that made them heroes, it's how they lived, putting others safety 1st, each & every day. Thanks Toronto police for keeping us safe. -RIP Sgt. Ryan Russell, Const. Garrett Styles.