People are acting like the Nucks just steamrolled over the entire Western Conference...

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Posted: 5/29/2011 9:24:28 AM

Other thoughts and questions.

Vancouver has never trailed in any series at any time this year. The only adversity that they faced was playing game 7 against the Hawks and having to live with choking that series away. If Boston can be even after 4 games, it would be the first time in this years playoffs that the Nucks would have pressure on them to win game 5 at home. All three of their previous series were 3-1 to their advantage after 4 games. Vancouver won only one of those game 5's. I know Vancouver has a very nice streak of winning game 1's, but how do they respond if Boston goes in there and takes the opener?

Boston faced adversity right out of the box by dropping the first two games at home to the Habs. They had two must win games on the road after that and obviously passed that huge test. The B's also fell behind the Bolts 1-0 in that series.

Both teams are 7-3 at home and 5-3 on the road.

Boston has been excellent at even strength while the Nucks have been only decent. The B's have scored 58 goals with only 5 coming on the PP. That means they are nearly averaging 3 even strength goals per game in the playoffs!

Vancouver has scored 50 goals with 17 of them coming on the PP.The Sedin's have struggled 5 on 5, but have dominated on the PP. 6 of their combined 10 goals have come with the man advantage and they have also gobbled up a ton of assists with the man advantage. Time and space is critical for the twins and they simply haven't had much room out there unless they have been on the PP. Expect more of the same from the Bruins who will play them tighter than wallpaper.

Can Boston simultaneously hold down the Sedin's and Kesler for a handful of games? If yes, does any other forward step up for Vancouver and contribute to a win when the big guns are silent? Or will Vancouver have to rely on more timely goal scoring from their defensemen?

Which goalie would you rather have on your team for this series? Luongo has made some major gaffes along the way, while Thomas can go from great to terrible at the drop of a hat.

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Posted: 5/29/2011 9:48:51 AM
Canada beat usa during olympics so vancouver will win. Very logical
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Posted: 5/31/2011 6:10:03 PM

TDx2, great write ups again. One of the points you touched on, is Boston must play a disciplined game of hockey. If the B's start taking penalties, they are going to be in for a world of hurt. I agree with your points on the series that Timmy needs to have some big games to win and I think he will. Chara also needs to be a force.

For the Canucks, it is theirs to win. I can see Lapierre getting under the skin of the Bruins, and again getting the Nucks on the powerplay. If they play to their ability, they should be bringing the Cup home, again my only concern has been their lack of killer instinct at the end of a series. I call Vancouver in 6 for now.

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Posted: 5/31/2011 6:18:49 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by fab14:

What does this team from vancouver have 2 do 2 get ppls respect...OMFG Now i know what burley was talking about.
 its the other way around,what does boston have to do to get anyones respect,everything i read is nucks will sweep,bruins have no chance
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Posted: 5/31/2011 7:19:35 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by beantown6171:

 its the other way around,what does boston have to do to get anyones respect,everything i read is nucks will sweep,bruins have no chance


Well the books respect Boston alot less than ppl on here
I've read your frustrations on in games.
You hate Boychuk, Kaberle, Recchi.
That is one old man + 1/3 of the D!
Seidenberg and Chara will have to play many more minutes than the other two guys. Over 6 games or so- Boston defense will be worn right out.
To me I think you already know that Vancouver is a better play to win
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Posted: 6/1/2011 12:00:47 AM
their opponents were all tougher than any of the EC ones.
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Posted: 6/1/2011 3:09:19 AM
Just with the trend in all with the canucks playoff series going in 7 then 6 then 5, (highly unlikely a sweep to happen) so my guess is vancouver in 6 so the city of vancouver can forget about extra policing and mayhem if game 7 was to occur in vancouver. 
If Van wins the cup my guess is they will win it on the road to help save the city tons of money and possible mayhem.
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Posted: 6/1/2011 8:32:10 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by dancers:



Well the books respect Boston alot less than ppl on here
I've read your frustrations on in games.
You hate Boychuk, Kaberle, Recchi.
That is one old man + 1/3 of the D!
Seidenberg and Chara will have to play many more minutes than the other two guys. Over 6 games or so- Boston defense will be worn right out.
To me I think you already know that Vancouver is a better play to win
 if the bruins were knocked out, i wanted the nucks to win,i think they are a great team ,i got much respect for them, its going to be tough but i'm hoping the b's can do it.
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Posted: 6/1/2011 2:59:21 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by TDD:

Other thoughts and questions.

Vancouver has never trailed in any series at any time this year. The only adversity that they faced was playing game 7 against the Hawks and having to live with choking that series away. If Boston can be even after 4 games, it would be the first time in this years playoffs that the Nucks would have pressure on them to win game 5 at home. All three of their previous series were 3-1 to their advantage after 4 games. Vancouver won only one of those game 5's. I know Vancouver has a very nice streak of winning game 1's, but how do they respond if Boston goes in there and takes the opener?

Boston faced adversity right out of the box by dropping the first two games at home to the Habs. They had two must win games on the road after that and obviously passed that huge test. The B's also fell behind the Bolts 1-0 in that series.

Both teams are 7-3 at home and 5-3 on the road.

Boston has been excellent at even strength while the Nucks have been only decent. The B's have scored 58 goals with only 5 coming on the PP. That means they are nearly averaging 3 even strength goals per game in the playoffs!

Vancouver has scored 50 goals with 17 of them coming on the PP.The Sedin's have struggled 5 on 5, but have dominated on the PP. 6 of their combined 10 goals have come with the man advantage and they have also gobbled up a ton of assists with the man advantage. Time and space is critical for the twins and they simply haven't had much room out there unless they have been on the PP. Expect more of the same from the Bruins who will play them tighter than wallpaper.

Can Boston simultaneously hold down the Sedin's and Kesler for a handful of games? If yes, does any other forward step up for Vancouver and contribute to a win when the big guns are silent? Or will Vancouver have to rely on more timely goal scoring from their defensemen?

Which goalie would you rather have on your team for this series? Luongo has made some major gaffes along the way, while Thomas can go from great to terrible at the drop of a hat.

one thing I think you could have touched on when discussing the gf & ga in the playoffs for both teams is the regular season goal differential for their opponents. Is it a big shock that boston scoring 3+ goals /game when the GD of their opponents was +7 mtl,+36 (philly) who was without Pronger in the series(pouros goaltending as well) & +7 TB.While vancouver faced +33 chicago,+25 Nashville, + 35 SJ--I think those numbers make Boston look a little better than they are & Vancouver a little worse than they are.
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