Congratulations to the Boston Bruins for winning the Stanley Cup. I don’t think I have much of a counterpoint, but just wanted to say that. I thought that one goal that was punched in should have been disallowed, and a penalty shot awarded, but it didn’t effect the outcome so it’s moot.
They say it isn’t a series until you lose on home ice, so really it wasn’t a series until Game 7. 🙂 Sadly, the Canucks were banged up and didn’t have their A game. That might be an excuse for Game 7, but not Games 3, 4, and 6. Nucks will probably look back at Game 4 (just like the Sharks will look back at WCF Game 4 vs. Nucks) and think about missed opportunities. That was the game to steal in Boston and they let it get away.
Game 6 was all about the inability of the Nucks to weather the storm.
Hate to agree with Boomer on ANYTHING, but I do here: AV was one goal away from probably being fired (that one goal being the Game 7 OT vs. Hawks, if Hawks score and win AV Is probably fired). So why wouldn’t AV be fired now (or really, even if they won last night)? I didn’t hear AV’s post-game comments but much of the playoffs he has been whining like crazy.
Canucks brass should look at AV and realize that the Canucks almost won a cup in SPITE of AV, not because of him. If they were smart, they’d fire him and bring in new blood, BUT as a Sharks fan I don’t mind if they want to go another year with AV: I doubt they’ll get this close again to a Cup final with AV at the helm.