Tag Archives: 2011 playoffs

Hey Vancouver, get over yourself

Only Vancouver could turn a riot into a prolonged national navel gaze. Vancouver media has been filled with overwrought expressions of indignation and disbelief that spread nationally. Ken Dryden’s incoherent think- piece in last Saturday’s Globe and Mail sanctified it … Continue reading

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Deserving Stanley Cup Champions

Boston worked hard and won with honour. Congratulations.

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The Tim Thomas Show

“No. I have a pretty good idea of how to play goalie. I’m not going to be taking suggestions or advice at this time. I’m just going to keep playing the way I have.” – Tim Thomas, 4 June 2011, … Continue reading

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Game Notes: Vancouver vs Boston Game 3

The Boston Bruins delivered a dominant performance last night as they beat the Vancouver Canucks 8-1 in a nasty affair that featured heavy hitting, fights, after the whistle taunting and deep animosity. Here are the game notes: Another dirty hit … Continue reading

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A tough way to lose

It must have been a miserable flight back to Boston for the Bruins hockey club. Alex Burrows, the nasty finger chomper, scored the second fastest overtime goal in NHL history on a broken play. Burrows kept on driving forward with … Continue reading

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Vancouver is dirty: Exhibit 42b

A friend of mine sent me a reminder of Henrik doing a dive last night and I thought I’d pass it along to you. Actually this is a Sedin double-team on Andrew Ference with Daniel doing a drive-by slash followed … Continue reading

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Burrows takes a bite out of Patrice Bergeron

“I don’t mind the rough play and the little scrums at the end, as long as it’s just pushing and shoving and all of that, but biting? I mean, come on.” – Patrice Bergeron, HNIC interview, Game 1 Amidst all … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup dates and start times dictated by needs of NBC

A cursory look at the Stanley Cup Final schedule put out by the NHL (actually NBC released it first — surprise, surprise) shows that Canadian fans are not a priority and Vancouver fans don’t matter at all. All those 8pm … Continue reading

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HockeyRants 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final Predictions

HockeyRants.ca contributors have made their 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final Predictions. Joseph D. Vancouver will now face the best goalie in the playoffs. Thomas is the key. Boston has a hard time scoring and will continue to do so.  Their power play has … Continue reading

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NHL Playoff 2011 Television Schedule: Stanley Cup Final

Nhl.com has released the television schedule for the Stanley Cup finals. Time to see who is top dog !!! See Also: HockeyRants 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final Predictions Cheering for your team Gary Bettman style San Jose gave their best … Continue reading

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