Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hey Belichick, what have you done for us lately?

C'mon, it's been 7 years since a Super Bowl win! In that time the Sox have won 2 World Series, Celts the NBA ring, and the Bruins won the STANLEY CUP!!

So time to step up your game!

Titletown, we remain though. 4 champs in 7 years.

Anyhoo, here's the main reason that the Bruins won, and Canucks lost:

Anyone who's watched playoff hockey (still the best game around, bar none) knows that the refs pocket the whistle more than usual. That's just the way it is. So the Canucks can't claim they were blindsided and flummoxed about the supposed "rule changes" in the final. They just never hit back. No Bruin would ever let someone smack them 6 times in the face without retaliation, no matter what the retribution might be.
And that image is the perfect snapshot of the series,  Marchand speed-bagging Sedin again and again while the latter just took it. The Bruins out-hit the Canucks, and Vancouver just took it.