Just horrifying to see Chara hoisting the Cup

Posted: June 16, 2011 in 2011 Playoffs
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Okay let’s make one thing clear right off the bat. The Vancouver Canucks did not deserve to win this Stanley Cup. They didn’t show up for game seven, case closed. Did we mention that the Sedins slept through the series and Roberto Lunogo was downright terrible for four games out of seven?

That said, it just killed me to see the Boston Bruins winning the Cup. Throughout the series, I was more in Boston’s corner because they clearly wanted this more than the Canucks. But kind of feeling sympathy for the Bruins during the series and watching Zdeno Chara  hoisting the Stanley Cup are two different things.

My pal Meredith Dellandrea tweeted to say she – quite smartly – turned off the TV right after they won in order to not see the celebrations. I watched it all partly ’cause I was watching with my son Keane and if there’s anyone who loves watching a celebration, it’s Keane.

But no Habs fan can be happy about this Cup victory. You know the Bruins will be taunting us with this next season and with good reason. They got there, in part, because they managed to intimidate the Habs.

So were the Habs one goal away from winning the Cup. As Steve Tyler so memorably put it, Dream On.

– Brendan


  1. Chris Ross says:

    Yea for sure. The Bruins deserved the win because in the end they were the better team. Guys like Marchand and Rechhi were able to step up and make plays at important times. They actually scored goals, which I hear is a good thing. Don’t tell the Canucks that though. Tim Thomas played like a man and Luongo acted like a child (as always). One of the teams had to end their long Stanley Cup drought and in the end the more deserving team came out on top. It showed in the game 7 where Vancouver just couldn’t muster enough out of their team to even put up a true fight. A fight that would have been worthy of a game 7 and worthy of how good these playoffs have been. It was a very anti-climatic end to an outstanding playoff season. Also you think you could check out my blog cuz I’d love to hear what you have to say. http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/one-and-done/

  2. Tc says:

    Hey topshelf,
    I also agree with the better team won. I also believe the way the Canucks play is a cheap shot and then run away style. At least the Habs tried to be physical back.I loved watching the celebration been a Bs fan for 27 years. Good talking to ya though.

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