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Boston Sports Then & Now:
Ever since the Vancouver Canucks and their fans christened themselves Stanley Cup champions after Game TWO, Bruins fans (and most of the hockey loving world) revel annually in their demise.
Looks like the Canucks have been psychologically damaged by the Bruins in 2011. Vancouver has only won TWO playoff game since going up 2-0 in the Cup Final.
They lost to the Bruins 4 games to 3 in 2011.
The Kings showed them the door 4 games to 1 in round one last year.
Could it get any worse? YEP.
The Sharks swept them out of the playoffs this season.
And the internets rejoiced…..
(PHOTO: Happy Gilmore Twitter)
#SJSharks WIN! Patrick Marleau scores in OT and the #SharksSweep the Canucks! Advance to the 2nd round twitter.com/SanJoseSharks/…
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) May 8, 2013
@fearthefin Better luck next year boys!! #canucks #sharks #sweep @_happy_gilmore twitter.com/RefYouSuck/sta…
— REF YOU SUCK! (@RefYouSuck) May 7, 2013
Just saw this on Facebook #canuckstwitpic.com/cp0w3w
— Vancity Filming (@VancityFilming) May 8, 2013
Leafs are in the playoffs and Toronto Sun runs a huge headline celebrating Canucks about to get swept. twitter.com/jtbourne/statu…
— ; (@notafullcolon) May 7, 2013
It’s official #Canucks! #sweep twitter.com/DavidRUnrau/st…
— Kaylan Pepin (@KaylanPepin) May 8, 2013
It’s only a flesh wound…#montypython #canucks @tsnbobmckenzie @tsnjamesduthie @mirandafurtado @jayonrait twitter.com/normpengelly/s…
— Norm Pengelly (@normpengelly) May 7, 2013
Bye bye #Canucks twitter.com/Patrycja_Palus…
— Patty P. (@Patrycja_Palus) May 7, 2013
RT @eyeonhockey: The Canucks new logo twitter.com/EyeOnHockey/st…
— Toucher and Rich (@Toucherandrich) May 8, 2013
(PHOTO: Canucks Blow)
Enjoy the golf courses….AGAIN.
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Vancouver Canucks forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin and defenseman Alex Edler will play for Sweden at the world hockey championships.
J.P. Barry, the Sedins' agent, confirmed Wednesday the twins will play for their homeland at the tournament. They will leave Vancouver for Stockholm on Friday after attending a media availability to discuss the disappointing end of the Canucks...
The San Jose Sharks mercifully ended the season for the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night, completing the series sweep courtesy of a 4-3 overtime victory in front of the hometown fans at HP Pavilion. And while the game was not without controversy — a controversial boarding penalty called on Daniel Sedin (his brother Henrik called the penalty “bulls**t”) led to Patrick Marleau’s...
from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province,
When next season begins, the Vancouver Canucks will once again be a strong contender to make the playoffs — and if things go well, perhaps even challenge for the lead at times in their newly realigned environment.
They’ll still have outstanding goaltending, and a decent back end, and general manager Mike Gillis will have...
Major changes loom after the Vancouver Canucks, who came within a victory of winning the Stanley Cup two years ago, bowed out early for the second consecutive spring.
Management is trying to figure out what went wrong in the playoffs for a team that viewed itself as a strong contender, but never approached its target. Instead, the Canucks were swept by San Jose in the opening round...
As it stands now, the Vancouver Canucks will likely be the first team eliminated from the 2013 NHL playoffs. I would not be surprised if the San Jose Sharks complete the series sweep tonight. The focal point in Vancouver has been the goaltending duo of Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo. However, goaltending not is he issue for Vancouver Canucks.
Vancouver's primary problem...
The one thing that I do know about sports fans is that when the games are going on, there are very few things that will prevent them for turning away from the action.
Check out this receipt from a Vancouver, Canada pizza place that had an order changed from a pick-up to a delivery because of Canucks/Sharks playoff game:
(Courtesy of Deadspin)
As it stands now, the Vancouver Canucks will likely be the first team eliminated from the 2013 NHL playoffs. I would not be surprised if the San Jose Sharks complete the series sweep tonight. the focal point in Vancouver has the goaltending duo of Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo. However, Goaltending not is he issue for Vancouver Canucks.Vancouver's primary problem is...
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
Agree whole-heartedly with the under-current around the Vancouver Canucks’ shocking playoff ouster to the San Jose Sharks in four games: trade goalie Cory Schneider and keep Roberto Luongo in net, and try to rebuild on the fly. You’ll get stocking stuffers for Luongo with the $40.6 million left on his contract; you’ll get a couple...
The Vancouver Canucks were swept out of the playoffs by the San Jose Sharks, earning the unfortunate distinction of being the first team sent home from the 2013 postseason. The Sharks completed the sweep with a 4-3 win in OT on Tuesday night, earning the squad a spot in the second round.
Vancouver's season ends almost exactly as it began with fans questioning the team'...
“@thegemlife: Canucks new logo twitter.com/TheGemLife/sta…” @knuter7
— Tyler Lindstrom (@TylerLindstrom_) May 9, 2013
So sue, I hate the Vancouver Canucks.
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Okay, First things first. The Vancouver Canucks have called a press conference for Noon today.
Early rumblings are that not much is going to be coming out of this. It's very likely Mike Gillis will take to the podium, tippy toe around the issues, thank fans, apologize that this wasn'...
Since the NHL playoffs are always a special time of the year I am going to try and keep our followers updated with out of town hockey news as well as the Bruins.If you haven't been watching the other playoff series, you are missing some great hockey. In the East, The Montreal Canadiens fall 3-1 in their series with Ottawa after blowing a 2-0 lead late in third to eventually...
One year after another disappointing early playoff exit, Patrick Marleau gave the San Jose Sharks a new postseason experience.
Marleau scored a power-play goal 13:18 into overtime and the Sharks completed their first playoff sweep in franchise history, beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Now instead of facing questions about their playoff fortitude like they did...