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January 19th is the day
by evilpatrick on January 6th, 2013
The National Hockey League appears to be set on a tentative date for puck drop on Saturday, Jan. 19. In a memo sent out on Sunday night, the NHL su...
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The Lockout is Over!
by evilpatrick on January 5th, 2013
A tentative agreement has been reached that will end the NHL lockout. The league and its players association reached a deal early Sunday after a marathon 16 hours of n...
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Hockey, Please Come Back...
by PRESIDENT on December 7th, 2012
Brett Kissel - Hockey, Please Come Back (OFFICIAL VIDEO) Rising country music star and avid hockey fan, Brett Kissel, has released the music video to his clever tong...
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Training with Talbot
by evilpatrick on September 18th, 2012
Max Talbot is one of my favourite hockey players in the NHL right now, the guy is just so charming and underrated as a player. I'm glad HBO gave me my first glimpse of h...
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Top Ten Hockey Movies of All-Time
by Michael Unger on December 6th, 2011
With the impending release of “Goon”, a new hockey movie starring Seann 
William Scott, let’s look back at some of the best hockey movies to ever hit the big and small...
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Cracking the Laraque Code
by Michael Unger on November 9th, 2011
  Can you smell what Laraque is cooking?   The answer of course is steroids. Even the NHL isn’t immune to the dirty “S” word and in Georges Laraque’s new book he s...
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Top Five Trades Between Vancouver and Fl...
by Michael Unger on October 26th, 2011
When teams make big trades, the trades where you give up valuable players for other players, teams quite often look to the other conference to trade with in order to ...
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Top 10 Past Hits That Would Be Suspendab...
by Michael Unger on October 25th, 2011
10.Bobby Clarke on Valeri Kharlamov – 1972 Now this isn’t so much a hit as it is a vicious slash that breaks Kharlamov’s leg. I’ve included it in the list to show h...

Are you ready for some Stanley Cup hockey?  Eh?  How does it feel to potentially be 60 hockey-minutes away from a championship?  Is it so close you can taste it?  Can you imagine drinking from that hefty, nickel-alloy mug and letting luxuriously extravagant champagne pour down the sides of your mouth and down your back and chest?  Billions of tiny bubbles exploding on your skin and tongue, like a fireworks celebration for the epidermis!

It could happen tonight, or it might have to wait until Wednesday.

I know this might sound painful to any die-hard fans, but I'm hoping for seven.  As much as it might bring me a tiny bit of masochistic joy to see Canucks fans stretched to the absolute limits of near cardiac arrest, this is not my reasoning for wanting this thing to go to seven.

No, I want this series to come back to Vancouver simply because hockey is better here.  Who can deny that games 1, 2 and 5 weren't immeasurably more entertaining and intense?  Put aside the fact that the Canucks happened to win those 3 games; they were all close fought battles, decided by 1 goal(often scored in the dwindling seconds or minutes of the game).

Even all of that blatant and shameful diving seemed to peter away in game 5.  It was still rampant in the first period, fairly evident(yet considerably subdued) in the second, and by the time the third period came around, these guys were way too focused on the game to consider falling to their knees for the sake of a two-minute man advantage.

The air in Boston must be infected.  What other explanation could there be?  Could the yankee hate actually fill the air and affect the play of these competitors?

I am certainly no scientist, and I doubt I could convince someone to take on the responsibility of trying to prove such an outlandish claim.  But it seems obvious that the Puritan colony of Boston is wrecking the sportsmanship of our beloved game.

I would love to say that Vancouver will stomp into Boston and destroy Tim Tam and the Slovakian giant tonight, but I just don't think that's going to happen.

But what do I know?  Anything can happen tonight.

Vancouver Canucks, NHL, Boston, Bruins, HockeyGods, hockey, gods, Playoffs, Martin Lemelin


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