The Canucks got lucky that Kesler got hot in this series. The Sedins didn't show up and looked ready for Peter Forsberg's golf course. Luongo and the defense team made Joel Ward look like a 50+ goal Rocket Richard trophy winning goal scorer when in the regular season he got just 10. If the Sedins decide not to show and Luongo doesn't step his game up for round 3 with the Sharks then the Canucks will end up looking like those sad sack swimmers in Jaws - chomp, chomp and no more Free Willie. The Canucks will get a chance at Niemi again; the former Blackhawk goalie who owned them in last years round 2 series. Let's see if the Nuckleheads can get it right this time.
Heres my preview of Bruins/Pens. I posted it in the NHL Forum section but most of those threads were for free movies so I figured here may be better. http://www.thatsportsdude.com/2013/05/bruins-vs-penguins-eastern-conference.html
Thank you San Jose Sharks for eliminating the Vancouver Canucks, er Sucks, in 4 games. Vancouver will remain Stanley cupless for another season but will retain the title of losers and jokes of the NHL. I can hear all the Nucklehead fans crying so to help you out here's something.
Los Angeles KingsStrong Points: The defence
has been strong at both ends of the ice. Jonathan Quick has
been strong in goal.
Weak Points: Inability to do anything on the
power play may cost the Kings somewhere. The Devils could
find out how tough to be with the Kings and shut off their
Since Derian Hatcher last won the Cup in 99, no other American captain has lifted the Cup. This year that's all that is left: Ryan Callahan, Zach Parise and Dustin Brown. There is a good showing of American born players left in the playoffs:
Bickel, Boyle, Callahan, Dubinsky, Kreider...
O.K., I'm crazy. I'm going out on a limb. I'm saying it:
The Kings will win this year's Stanley Cup.
How crazy! How illogical and stupid! But the illogical and
stupid are happening in this year's playoffs.
Wasn't Vancouver supposed to win big over the Kings?
And L.A. won in five games. Wasn't...