On Biting, Diving and Rooting for the “Bad-Guy”

Thomas Drance
June 05 2011 01:11PM

Om Nom Nom
(Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

From the stellar ratings, to the nicknacks in Harper's office - Canada clearly cares about the Canucks. Whether you're rooting for the Canucks, or obsessing over your hatred for their greasy, diving ways – you're watching the games, and you have an opinion. So they don't “represent you” - of course they don't – unless you were born in Vancouver, moved there, or developed an affection for the team through the osmosis of knowing, dating, or working with a huge fan. Obviously, the only team that represents Canada is the national team. Either way, Canada cares what happens to this team, and lots of neutral fans are rooting for them – that's just fact.

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Game Review: SCF GM 2

Thomas Drance
June 05 2011 11:57AM

Burrows outfoxes both Tim Thomas and Zdeno Chara to score the second fastest OT winner in NHL playoff history.
(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

It's hard to imagine a Stanley Cup Finals game with more plot lines than Saturday's game two between the Bruins and the Canucks. Between Manny's return to action, the Bruins PP finally finding the twine, and Alex Burrows' epic heel turn, there was also a wildly entertaining game of hockey played. History, and the fans of both teams, will only remember how the game ended - but that obscures the fact that through 45 minutes of play - the Boston Bruins were taking it to the Canucks, and comfortably carrying the play.

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Welcome To The Party Pal: Canucks & Bruins - Game Two

Yankee Canuck
June 04 2011 05:12PM


Boston Bruins @ Vancouver Canucks

  5:00 PM PST

Bruins   Canucks
12 Wins 13
7 Losses 6
0 OTL 2
3.05 (6th) Goals/Game 2.68 (9th)
2.42 (T-2nd) Goals Against/Game 2.42 ( T-2nd)
7.5% (14th) PP 25.3% (3rd)
81.2% (T-7th) PK 82% (6th)

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GDR: SCF Gm 2 - Bruins @ Canucks

Cam Davie
June 04 2011 10:31AM

"Aww RAFFI! Come here and get a hug, ya big teddy bear, you!"
"Zdeno, you go to the corner for a timeout."
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Game Day Recon: Stanley Cup Final Game 2 - Bruins @ Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks left it to dying seconds of Game 1 before potting the game-winning goal. The only goal, in fact. In Game 2, I'm sure both the Canucks and Bruins will be doing every thing they can to get more than 1 goal to win the game.

And it all starts with both teams' dreadful power play.

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Tim Thomas Versus the World

Thomas Drance
June 04 2011 09:42AM

Tim Thomas is beating teams single-handedly.

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