It would be pretty bush-league if they did but I wouldn't put it past a Bee-Ugly-In, Ladd, Bolland, Burrish etc... cheap shot artists everyone of them.
Still... I have to believe there is SOME class on that team (Toews, Seabrook and Kieth as an example) that would prevent that from happening. But it's an emotional game with a lot at stake...
Let's put it this way... it wouldn't surprise me at all if they did.
Shane O'Brien's nominee for the testicle spear would be Adam Burish:
Shane O'Brien doesn't trust Adam Burish when it comes to old-time hockey code.
O'Brien said it would be "gutless" to go after Sami Salo's injured testicle tonight.
"If you're going to go after a guy who has problem down below, you have to take a look in the mirror," O'Brien said. "When it's the family jewels, you don't do it. But Burish, that rat, he might do it. I don't trust him."
"We shall fight them on the boards, and at the blue line; we shall fight them in the face-off; we shall never surrender"
"and if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Team or a large part of it were out-reffed and cheap shot at, then our Organisation beyond the NHL, financed and bought by the Acquilini, would carry on the struggle, until, in Linden's good time, the Scouting Corps, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old squad".
I thought I was the only one noticing just how bizarrely much press time Burish gets for a scrub. But then again, Ryan Johnson is a guy that the press talk to a lot here. (Johnson > Burish, but still).
Wouldn't surprise me at all if Salo is a target for the Hawks if he plays. But the Canucks need to stay disciplined, stay smart, and let the Hawks be the dumb ones for now.
CBC's intros have really disappointed me. We get some crappy, jingoy jazz intro with black and white photographs, while the outro to a Bruins game gets a fast paced Iron Maiden "Aces High" vid? CBC, I cordially invite you to apply your lips to my posterior.
I'm sitting at my desk watching these video's ... the Pacino one is best by far ... and I'm so nervous the contents of my gut feel like a rocking ocean. They can't lose all three home games, they just can't.
I'm not making any predictions, I'm not following any superstitions, I just want to sit front and center in my living room and watch the Canucks force one of the biggest game 7s this town has seen in quite some time.
4. The Bruins have surrendered three power-play goals. The Canucks have surrendered 17. And that's a rather large difference.
5. Vancouver is averaging 3.82 goals per game, the most of any team in the playoffs. Which is why it'll be so frustrating if the Canucks don't get past Chicago. The Penguins won the Cup last year averaging 3.29 goals per game. Detroit averaged 3.27 the year before. I think New Jersey won in 2003 with 0.48.