- Luongo talks crap on Thomas, gets 3 goals in 3 minutes, gets ejected, I dont think he can rebound with a strong game anymore. I really think they have an absolute stud in Schneider and its only Luongos untradable contract that makes them pump up his confidence over and over again instead of dumping him for his stellar backup.
- Kesler seems to play injured
- Raymond is probably out. So is Samuelson - important role players. They dont have a strong second line anymore. Malhotra is not back to 100 % too.
- Hamhuis and Ballard are out too. Add Rome to that - its half of their D. Their actual D is below average.
So after all - the Canucks have to pay for a long season and a long playoff run, while the Bruins have the luck of "only" losing Horton and having adequate depth thx to the trade deadline aquisitions - all props to Chia.
I dont even think it will be a close match. I think it will be a relatively clear outcome like the Dallas-Miami game 6, with the crowd having lost its belief in the team around the middle of the game and thus a crappy winning ceremony for the B's.. which is why I'm very sad that we can not win it all at home.
I also belive another player got hurt beside Raymond yesterday. But we need to take care of our business Score .forecheck,play great Dfense and get solid Goaltending.
Lunugo can't just turn it off an on again can he?
Ranger fan here. Not that it matters but I'll be rooting for you guys from my living room on Wednesday.
Canucks are obviously a different team at home then on the road. Bruins really need to get down and dirty, forecheck hard and get pucks to the net early and often. The first 5 or 10 minutes are huge. They have to survive those first few minutes as I'm sure Vancouver will try to get out to a quick start. If they do they can settle the game down and start to grind it out. But to me the key is Luongo. I'd be shooting from everywhere if I was a Bruin.
Here's to a great game and a Bruins win. Good luck and enjoy it!
The Bruins obviously need to get to Luongo early. We all acknowledge that. The problem is, he's a basket case. Why is that a problem? Because he has convinced himself that he can't play in Boston. The problem is, he has convinced himself that he can't lose in Vancouver.
[QUOTE=Paddington;33623105]The Bruins obviously need to get to Luongo early. We all acknowledge that. The problem is, he's a basket case. Why is that a problem? Because he has convinced himself that he can't play in Boston. The problem is, he has convinced himself that he can't lose in Vancouver.[/QUOTE]
screw him. i just hope the B's haven't convinced themselves that he can't lose in Vancouver. he has NOT stolen those games, he has NOT had to "stand on his head". lets be reasonable, the refs will try to emulate the game that was played game 7 against TB, so crash that net early and often. at most they'll be given maybe one PP off of it. and our PK is lights out. the PP goal we let up last night was Chara trying to do to much to deliver a message. if everybody just does their job on the pk in game 7 they'll be just fine.
"People are going to call us soft, but what can I do? We’re going to keep taking punches. That is the way we play." - Daniel Sedin.
And its why you'll probably lose. Not enough fire and heart out there. I dont agree with what Marchand did, but the Sedin's have truly dropped the ball this series, failing to inspire anything in their team to get them going. Only flashes of individual brilliance and poor offensive road play on behalf of the Bruins have carried the Canucks to 3-3. Wheres the passionate, revved up Canucks we expected?
Sedin's failure to even throttle Marchand as payback kinda sums up their series. You KNOW he's going to the box, you're down 5-2 in a game, very late in the third, you're not going to win, if you can't get fired up then, when can you? If I were a Canuck fan, id definately call them soft, and deservedly so.