Thank goodness the game today was actually fun to watch, and both teams showed up.
Poor Burrows (said ironically). The Bruins could launch tag team flying bodyslams on the guy, and the refs would still think he's diving. Not that he's done anything to deserve that reputation!
k.k. wrote:It wouldn't surprise me at all to see TT get the Conn Smythe as playoff MVP, even if the Canucks win the Cup.
Yeah, Thomas getting MVP seems more and more likely - and it couldn't go to a better guy. Despite his allegiance to the Dark Side, I've loved his play and his manner off the ice as well. Even if Luongo gets another shut out, there's no way he can (or should) win the Conn Smythe after games 3 and 4 of this series. I figure the only Canucks contender at this point would be Kesler after a (very hypothetical!) three or four point night to win either game 6 or 7 - or maybe the same with Daniel Sedin, who's tallied more points I think, but whose play hasn't been as key as Kesler's.
So which Canucks team will show up in the next game? Kesler seemed to be returning to form today - the extra day off will hopefully help. Interesting how in the third period the second and third lines were getting way more ice time than the Sedin line.
And has any team ever won the finals despite being so badly outscored overall? Is it 14-6 now? Top offense in the league, yet six goals in five games.
And on Tuesday morning I can't watch the game.
Last week, I was vaguely hoping that the Canucks would split in Boston, so they could win at home in a game I could watch. I am most definitely NOT hoping for that this time, even though I'm free Thursday morning. I hope they play their damndest and surprise everyone by winning in Boston.