Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Return of the Jets and the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals: Vancouver Canucks vs. Boston Bruins.

Logo of the Winnipeg Jets version 1.0.

First, congrats to the Peg!

Welcome back to the NHL!

(To readers not familiar with the situation, Winnipeg lost their NHL franchise, the Jets, fifteen years ago. Just yesterday, it was announced that the Atlanta Thrashers will be relocated to Winnipeg starting next season.)

Thought it was going to be a semi-warm day on the Canadian Tundra before the second coming of the Jets.

It's a good young team, with the likes of Evander Kane, that Winnipeg adopts.

Good on ya, Winnipeg!!!

Second, finally let's get on with the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals.

NHL obviously knows nothing about buzzkill.

Good grief, the permafrost is melting in the Great White North this time of year.

Drop the puck already.

Getting tired of all the hype.

You'd think the big hype machine was TSN but it was the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation spewing relentless Canuck propaganda all week long...ugh.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Boston Bruins...
The Boston Bruins did not show me anything in their previous series against Tampa that could upset the Canucks' apple cart.

If they have any chance at an upset:

  1. Tim Thomas, the Boston goalie, despite an outstanding game 6 vs Tampa, will have to be more consistent.
  2. They have to improve their puck movement. Limit the giveaways.
  3. Start scoring with their pathetic power play.
  4. Continue their excellent forechecking game. This is the only area of that holds water against the Canucks (with exception of maybe goaltending).
My advice to the Canucks: don't choke.

Canucks will be too much, too soon for the Bruins.

I'll predict the Bruins will meet their maker for the fourth straight time in these playoffs (shows you how much I know about ice hockey).

Canucks in 6.

Now back to regular programming...